Germany is receiving all of the plaudits after its 7-1 thumping of host Brazil in Belo Horizonte, but the truth is that Brazil inflicted this humiliation on itself.
World Cup 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Germany forward was ecstatic with his team's semifinal performance as it inflicted a humiliating 7-1 defeat on the World Cup host in Belo Horizonte
The host nation was humiliated as it slumped to a shocking 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup semifinal Tuesday.
It proved to be a record-breaking night in Belo Horizonte as the host nation was humiliated by Joachim Low's men.
After the Selecao suffered a chastening capitulation in their semifinal with Germany, Goal takes a look back at teams that have seen similar embarrassment on the World Cup stage.
The Brazil boss must take responsibility for what is probably the most embarrassing defeat in the nation's entire history, eclipsing even the Maracanazo.
Belo Horizonte played host to Brazil's biggest defeat in its history, with an efficient and masterful German performance putting the Selecao to the sword in emphatic fashion.
The veteran striker broke Ronaldo's all-time scoring record as Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle also helped decimate Luiz Felipe Scolari's side.
The 36-year-old has written a new piece of football history after surpassing the Brazil legend's tally of 15 World Cup goals
The Portugal captain has taken to social media to post a message in memory of Filomena Aveiro, who has passed away upon his return from the World Cup.
The Dutch coach has insisted he will make no snap judgements on the forward's availability after the striker sat out training on Tuesday.
The versatile defender confessed he is unhappy with his current form but refused to be drawn into the debate about where he should be positioned by coach Joachim Low.
Following a strong showing in the World Cup, the Seattle Sounders fullback is drawing interest from a growing list of European clubs and a deal could be made this week.
The Uruguay international is facing a court case in Italy after a national union filed a lawsuit for his “assault” on the Juventus defender.
The 30-year-old has labelled the Barcelona man a “huge player” but rejected claims that the Albiceleste are overly reliant upon the four-time Ballon d'Or winner.
Once admired for a style which wowed the world, Brazil's current side is not vintage - even though it could go on to win the World Cup once again
Star players have recovered from injury to feature for their respective nations, as they battle it out to face Germany or Brazil in the final.
The coach has his eyes on taking over the national side and revealed he would build the team around the striker, Ciro Immobile and Marco Verratti.
The 25-year-old has turned his form around after being dropped by Joachim Low last September and is now an indispensable member of the team
Monday, July 7, 2014
The Tico backstop followed up an excellent season at Levante with a tremendous showing on the world's largest stage.