World Cup 2014: Germany Hand Brazil Their Worst-Ever Defeat, Enter Record 8th Final

Germany humiliated Brazil 7-1 as Miroslav Klose became the World Cup's all-time top-scorer after netting his 16th goal. Toni Kroos and Andre Schuerrle netted two goals each.

updated: July 09, 2014 04:03 IST
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Thomas Muller netted his 5th goal in the ongoing tournament.


Belo Horizonte: Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1 and send the South American hosts crashing to their worst ever defeat in their 100-year footballing history.

Sixty-four years after Brazil was plunged into national mourning after their loss in the 1950 final, the hosts were torn apart in a defeat likely to be every bit as traumatic as the fabled "Maracanazo."

Germany advanced to Sunday's final in the Maracana after a brilliant first-half blitz which included a burst of four goals in six devastating minutes.

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