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Brazil, Ghana Knocked Out as Netherlands, Uruguay Advance to Semifinals

By July 3, 2010

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Brazil is in mourning. Need we say more?

Brazil will not only be hosting the event in 2014, but which has five titles and is the only country to date to have played in every World Cup. Brazil won the World Cup in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. This year, they've been taken out 2-1 in the quarterfinals by the Dutch.

The culprit for the shocking knockout has apparently been found in the form of Mick Jagger:

"Internet sites noted that Jagger had backed the five-times champions to beat the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, but the Dutch went through 2-1.

The rock star had previously lent his support to the United States and England.

Both the USA and England crashed out in the last 16 and, noting Jagger's appearance with Lucas, his Brazilian son by Luciana Gimenez, at Friday's game against the Dutch, the media made him an easy target.

O Estado de Sao Paulo speculated: 'After putting out the USA, England and Brazil - which will be the next team that Mick Jagger throws his support behind?'"

Meanwhile, Africa's hopes in the World Cup were crushed when Uruguay won 4-2 on penalty kicks after the South American nation and Ghana -- the last African team in the tournament -- tied 1-1.

(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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