Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has urged the country to "get up, dust yourself off and bounce back" after its humiliating 7-1 defeat to a rampant Germany in last night's World Cup semi-final.
Rousseff said on Twitter that "like all Brazilians, I'm very, very sad about the defeat."
She added: "I'm immensely sorry for all of us, our fans and players. But let's not let ourselves give up. Brazil, get up, dust yourself off and bounce back."