The Reuters global sports blog
from Reuters Soccer Blog:
"God is Brazilian" is a favourite phrase for Brazilians when fortune smiles on their country.
Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva famously uttered it after massive new oil reserves were discovered off the coast in 2007.
Often, it is used with a dose of irony after something turns out right even when circumstances suggested it would or should not -- such as a game where Brazil find themselves on the back foot for 89 minutes and then sneak a late winner.
The phrase would also fit perfectly if, having dallied and left preparations to the last possible moment, Brazil pulled off a successful and seamless World Cup in 2014.