Brazil's defeat by Germany has been called a terrible tragedy, but compared to what one woman had to suffer after the game, the defeat of the sporting greats is nothing. Veronica Brunati, a journalist for Spanish newspaper Marca found out the worst possible news in the worst possible way. Veronica learned that her husband, a renowned Argentine journalist, had died thanks to a tweet from Diego Pablo Simeone, a the coach for Atletico Madrid. 

Veronica Brunati , the wife of the recently deceased sports journalist Jorge "Topo" Lopez, is also journalist for Marca, a major Spanish media outlet. She learned of the death of her husband in a tweet from Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone. The coach, nicknamed "Cholo" wrote "Not only was he a great journalist, he was also a friend. So much pain. My condolences to his family and @verobrunati. RIP Jorge "Topo" Lopez." Simeone had no idea he was one of the first to break the news.

Immediately, Veronica Brinati replied: "No," she wrote in a first tweet. And then she continued: "Diego did not tell me that," and then, provided: "please someone call me I'm in a hotel in san pablo, the Quality Inn." Jorge “Topo” López  was working for La Red Radio at the World Cup in Brazil when he died. The taxi he was travelling in was hit by a stolen vehicle that was being pursued by the Military Police. The three teenage occupants of the car were unharmed.