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.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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 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.
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 Mexican referee is set to take charge of the high-profile encounter between Brazil and Germany on Tuesday
Joachim Low's side is wary of a Selecao team that committed 31 fouls in their quarterfinal win over Colombia and called for a clamp down from official Marco Rodriguez
The Germany coach believes the World Cup host can cover for the loss of two key players and insists his side feels no fear heading into Tuesday's game.
The Spain Under-21 international, who will wear the No. 18 jersey, will train with his new teammates for the first time Thursday.
The midfielder says he is certain of his next move, but won't reveal whether that will see him sign a new deal at the Allianz Arena or go elsewhere.
The host nation is without its star man for the rest of the tournament and will need a new source of inspiration to make the final
Sunday, July 6, 2014
The Germany midfielder thinks the loss of the Selecao's star man could rally the Selecao ahead of the last-four clash between the giant footballing nations
The Bayern Munich star still needs some work if he is to be ready in time for the new season after missing the World Cup through injury.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
The Chelsea youngster will spend the 2014-15 campaign in the Bundesliga as he looks to continue his development in Europe's top leagues.
The Chelsea forward knows Oscar, Willian, Ramires and David Luiz from Stamford Bridge and is ready to give away secrets ahead of the World Cup semifinal clash on Tuesday.
The striker feels his side operates much better as a unit than Brazil, which has lost its star player for the remainder of the tournament.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Mat Hummels' goal was all Germany needed to secure a berth in the World Cup semifinals once more.
The center back scored his second goal of the tournament to send Joachim Low's men into the last four.
Goal columnist Ives Galarcep and Sporting News writer Mike DeCourcy are in Brazil to provide updates throughout the tournament.
The 29-year-old is wary of the threat that Bleus striker Karim Benzema will pose but insists that Die Mannschaft are a better side now than previously.
The Chelsea midfielder insists that his compatriots know their strengths but recognizes the need for the team to improve against Les Bleus.