There are many reasons why Brazil lost to Germany or why Germany prevailed.
Regardless of the superficial reasoning on why Brazil lost, the loss of their two major players was the main reason. The players then fell apart as a team.
Look at the following statistics
BRAZIL VS GERMANY STATISTICS
The Victory Temple Model
“These are the ways that successful strategists are victorious. They cannot be spoken or transmitted in advance. ... Before the confrontation, they resolve in their planning room that they will be victorious, have determined that the majority of factors are in their favor. Before the confrontation they resolve in their planning room that they will not be victorious, have determined a few factors are in their favor.
In this case, players, teamwork and tactics are the primary factors.
While the quality of the players determines the solidification of team work. the teamwork concluded the category of employed tactics. It also determines the success of the the employed tactics.
Whenever the starters are injured, the quality of the bench players rarely matches up with the level of the starters. The strategically-minded observers could expect the scope of the scoring tactics would be limited.
The Guest Plays the Host Factor
"The Guest Plays the Host" is one of the various stratagems of the 36 Stratagems and is used for gaining strategic momentum.
To gain the status of the host, the guest employ tactics to transform their underdog position into an active position.
Once the German team scored the first three goals, the bubble of the home team advantage burst. As the Brazil fans left in droves, the spirit of the Brasil team began to decline dramatically regardless of what the statistics said.
This alternative meaning of this stratagem is that the host "disrespects his guest, but is respected well by the guest.
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