Manaus (I): Semi-final Sadness

My initial two night stay in Manaus was geared towards watching both World Cup semi-finals and organising a trip into the surrounding Amazon Jungle.  A dream Brazil v Argentina final was still possible but the hosts faced Germany as significant under-dogs with captain Thiago Silva suspended and star player Neymar injured.  The second semi-final pitted my other favourite team Holland against South American giants, Argentina.  Was it to be a surprise or sadness, cause for celebration or catastrophe?

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