Play or pray?

The unprecedented 7-1 in the World Cup soccer semi-finals suggests that while Brazil prayed to win, Germany played to win.
I guess, – no divine intervention in that game, only “socialistic” team work towards a common goal.
Did Republicans in Congress watch, and learn how a team works? Or, do they side with their spiritual leader Ann Coulter, who opined that soccer in general sends an unfortunate socialistic message, where the players conspire towards a common goal, instead of competing among themselves with the sole objective of personal victory, – the Republican ideal.