One of the Olympic gold medal favorites found the road to tough to handle on Friday. Japan defeated Brazil, 2-0, in their quarterfinal matchup.
The Brazilians have superstar Marta and a rich national tradition. Neither of those elements helped the team avoid a swift exit without a medal.
"To see our team have so many opportunities and not score, and see the other team playing only at the back and scoring two goals, is a tragedy," Brazilian coach Jorge Barcellos told the Associated Press. "The football that Japan presented didn't deserve to win. We will have to work a lot during the next four years before 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. We want to get the title there."
That's assuming he holds onto his job.
Brazil's loss led Sports Illustrated soccer reporter Grant Wahl to tweet this: