hahahahaha the sheer WEIGHT of hubris, unprecedented hubris, black hole of hubris.
22 gold medals were made with each [Brazil] player's name imprinted on them. Even the mayor of Rio got into the act and delivered a speech with the words "You, players, who in less than a few hours will be hailed as champions by millions of compatriots! You, who have no rivals in the entire hemisphere! You, who will overcome any other competitor! You, who I already salute as victors!" A victory song, "Brasil Os Vencedores" ("Brazil The Victors"), was composed, practised, and ready to be played after the final.