by Wan Dan Liao, Straight Times
SINGAPORE - This morning's (9 July) World Cup semi-final has produced one of the most extraordinary results in World Cup history. The host Brazil lost to Germany in a bizarre scoreline 7-1, its biggest defeat in their World Cup campaigns.
The quality of the German team is "not normal", said Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Despite the sorrowful atmosphere in Brazil, halfway around the globe, Singaporeans are smiling.
"The results are expected what!" remarked Singaporean Mr Lao Du Gui outside Cheng San Community Center which broadcasted the match live. He added, "You got see the anti-gambling commercial by zheng hu a not? That boy said his father show hand on Germany to win World Cup you know!"
"Since day 1, zheng hu already hint to us buy Germany! This kind of government always take care of Singaporeans where to find, you tell me?"
Despite the early hours of the morning, the small crowd outside the Community Center cheered and chanted "PAP! PAP! PAP!". Residents from nearby HDB blocks can be heard clapping in delight.
Cheng San Community Center falls within the boundaries of Ang Mo Kio GRC where Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is the anchor Minister.