Media Watch: Sour Oranjes for Brazil after World Cup 2010 squash

World's media react to favourites crashing out...
The Brazilian media and the world's press have reacted to the Selecao's surprise exit from World Cup 2010 following their 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands in Friday's quarter-final.

Brazil took an early lead through Robinho and seemed to be on their way to the semi-final, but an own goal by Felipe Melo and a Wesley Sneijder winner turned the tables.

The glue that was holding Brazil together then disolved 12 minutes before full-time, as Melo received a red card for a stamp on Arjen Robben.

And despite the loss, which saw goalkeeper Julio Cesar in tears post-match, most of Brazil's national media adopted a conciliary tone after the game.

This is what they said in Brazil:

Globo: Brazil out of WC with Netherlands upset

Globo then added: An undigestible orange for Brazil

Globo despair

: Goodbye World Cup...

Lancenet: Brasil beats its head and are out of the World Cup... until 2014

Yahoo: 'Hexas' Dream Over

On your bike| Melo is sent off

The rest of the world's media also reacted:

French paper L'Equipe led with: Netherlands samba

Record went with: A clockwork orange; Brazil's run ends

Il Corriere Dello Sport
: Shock as Brazil are ousted, disaster Felipe Melo

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