29 Minutes That Shook Brazil

The first 29 minutes of the first half when Germany scored five goals in the semifinal will be scrutinized for generations in Brazil, poked and prodded and dissected the way Brazil's dreaded defeat to Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup final has been.

updated: July 10, 2014 10:57 IST
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Brazil Shook
Brazil's fans react during a public viewing event at a street in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal match Brazil vs Germany --being held at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte-- on July 8, 2014.


Belo Horizonte, Brazil: It started, innocently enough, in the 11th minute. (Also read: Brazil's FIFA World Cup humiliation smashes social media records)

Thomas Muller, Germany's top scorer at this World Cup, slyly slid around the back of Brazil's defense. When the ball arrived from a corner kick, he blasted it home. (Also read: German press swoon as Brazil are routed)

The Brazilian fans who made up most of the crowd of 58,000, went quiet for a moment. But then, unbowed, they resumed their defiant chants. (Also read: Germany rout worst day of my life, says Scolari)

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