Fittingly, I was watching my team-mates in action on Sunday afternoon.
We had to defend against the Germans in front of us.
After a solid first half, they made their way forward, and they created a handful of chances.
But our defence, who had been on fire in the first half and the second, could not hold up.
The hosts had a lot of shots, and the first chance fell to the feet of the Brazilian, who fired home from just outside the area.
It was a moment of real magic for us.
In a World Cup final between two great nations, Brazil has scored one goal in the whole tournament and lost to Germany in a penalty shoot-out.
They are the two biggest teams in the World Cup and their opponents have never conceded a goal.
But it wasn’t the end of the day for the hosts.
It wasn’t even their first chance.
The Germans came close to a second with a late goal from the penalty spot, but the hosts had the advantage of the ball in their own half and they had the time and space to strike.
And that’s how it went for us – Brazil won 3-1.
I can’t speak for the whole country, but I felt for the home fans.
When you win your first game in a World Championship, the mood goes up, and there’s a lot more support for your team, particularly if you are going to be playing at home.
It’s not just for the players.
I think for all of the players, it’s important that they come out with a smile on their faces and a positive attitude.
And when you lose, you can lose with a big smile on your face.
So I’m happy for them.
I’m sad for them, too.
It is a very tough moment in the tournament for Brazil, as it was for the Germans.
And we’ll be back next week.