World Cup 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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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.

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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

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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.

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The Brazil boss must take responsibility for what is probably the most embarrassing defeat in the nation's entire history, eclipsing even the Maracanazo.

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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.

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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.

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The 36-year-old has written a new piece of football history after surpassing the Brazil legend's tally of 15 World Cup goals

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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.

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The Dutch coach has insisted he will make no snap judgements on the forward's availability after the striker sat out training on Tuesday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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