Brazil 1 Germany 7 – hosts humiliated by ruthless Germans
Five goals in twenty-eight first-half minutes saw a weak Brazil side exposed in the World Cup semi-finals
July 8th, 2014
Germany are strong favourites to win the 2014 World Cup after a famous victory on Tuesday night, with hosts Brazil bowing out of the competition in embarrassing fashion.
Phil Scolari was forced into making a couple of changes following the injury to Neymar and the suspension of Thiago Silva, with Bernard coming into the team while Dante lined up against captain David Luiz.
Brazil were actually fast out of the traps although nothing could prepare the crowd for what was to follow, with Germany running riot as the Brazilians crumpled like a wet paper bag.
Thomas Mueller broke the deadlock in the 11th minute before Joachim Low’s side went goal crazy ten minutes later, with Miroslav Klose becoming the all-time top scorer in World Cup history before a brace from Toni Kroos made the scoreline 4-0.
Germany weren’t finished there, with Sami Khedira joining the thrashing with a fifth for his team, although Brazil were able to make it half-time nursing the 5-0 scoreline.
Andre Schurrle replaced Miroslav Klose in the 58th minute and the Chelsea man took just ten minutes to get his name on the scoresheet, with Phil Scolari scratching his head as to how it went so wrong for his Brazil side.
Schurrle was able to add a seventh goal for the Germans who will face the Netherlands or Argentina for the honour of winning the World Cup, with Oscar scoring a late consolation after Mesut Ozil had missed a sitter.
The final whistle couldn’t come soon enough for a humiliated Brazil side who suffered their worst ever result in World Cup history and the fact it was on home soil made it all the more galling.
Scolari will almost certainly resign as manager of the national team, while a big rebuilding operation is set to be undertaken after the team were well and truly exposed.