Following Brazil's 3-0 defeat by The Netherlands at the World Cup, manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was fired, say reports.
From epic goals to Luis Suarez's infamous bite and Brazil's crushing defeat, here are the highs and lows of the World Cup leading up to the final.
Brazilian defender Dante's personal journey through hell in Belo Horizonte, as Germany routed Brazil 7-1, is steeped in poetry, writes Adrian Ephraim.
Quick-witted memes flooded the internet during and after Brazil's thumping at the hands of Germany in the Fifa World Cup semifinal.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari took responsibility for Germany's 7-1 thrashing of his star-studded side that took him to rock bottom.
Brazil's loss of their star player has dented their chances of winning a record sixth World Cup as they go on to face Germany in the semifinals.
Lionel Messi rescued Argentina once more to help sink Switzerland as the United States's fairytale World Cup run came to an end against Belgium.
Nervous Brazil beat Chile 3-2 on penalties to reach the World Cup quarter-finals after an epic battle that left Neymar and his teammates in tears.
Brazil's failure to score against Mexico in their second Group A match has dredged up long-standing concerns about a lack of mobility in the team.
This group of grandmothers speaks the language of football, with dignity and a spirit that transcends the beautiful game.
Tuesday night's Fifa World Cup matches produced more drama after Mexico held Brazil to a 0-all draw, and South Korea keeping Russia at 1-1.
The country has welcomed the 23 qualifying teams that will take part in this year's Cup. But not all Brazilians are happy to play host.
The South African soccer team style their play on the South Americans' carefree approach to the game, but can't mirror their discipline.
Bafana Bafana have been left humiliated by a 5-0 loss to World Cup 2014 hosts Brazil.
After Bafana Bafana lost 5-0 to Brazil, the president was booed by the crowd as he walked on the pitch to hand over the hosting of the next World Cup.
Coach Gordon Igesund has named his "strongest squad bar none" to face Brazil in a friendly international football match at FNB Stadium in early March.
Brazil is bracing for the first wave of nationwide demonstrations against staging the World Cup after activists called for action on social media.
Brazil's current side are not good enough to win the Confederations Cup, football legend Pele has said.