Semi Finals Brazil VS Germany
World Cup Semi Finals Results – Semi Finals Brazil VS Germany
FULL TIME: Brazil 1-7 Germany
Thomas Mueller 11′
Miroslav Klose 23′
Toni Kroos 24′ 26′
Sami Khedira 29′
Andre Schuerrle 69′ 79′
Germany pulled off arguably the most extraordinary FIFA World Cup Semi Finals victory of all time, trashing hosts Brazil 7-1 to book their place in the FIFA World Cup 2014 Finals. Brazil were torn into pieces in an unforgettable FIFA World Cup 2014 Semi Finals. As well as being Brazil’s heaviest defeat ever – eclipsing a 6-0 Copa America defeat by Uruguay in 1920 – and their first competitive loss on home ground since 1975, the win was also the biggest victory ever in a World Cup Semi Finals.
Brazil actually started more brightly, but Joachim Loew’s German side took the lead just 11 minutes as Thomas Mueller, left totally unmarked at a corner, sidefooted home. And barely 10 minutes later, Brazil’s World Cup dream imploded in horrifying style as the Germans scored 3 times in 179 seconds, with Miroslav Klose breaking the all time World Cup scoring record – 16 goals in 23 games – before Toni Kroos added 2 goals to make it 4-0. Sami Khedira then made it 5-0 before the half hour mark, giving Germany 5 goals in a span of only 18 minutes.
After the break, Brazil came out looking determined and forced 2 outstanding saves from German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, but Germany soon regained control of the game, with substitute Andre Schuerrle scoring twice to make it 7-0. In the final moments of the game, Mesut Ozil blew a perfect opportunity to make it 8-0. Brazil then responded by sprinting to the other end with Oscar scoring the consolation goal, making it 7-1 and the game came to an end.
With this convincing win, Germany will be hot favourites to win their first World Cup as a unified nation, regardless of what happens in the Argentina and Netherlands Semi Finals. As for Brazil, wholesale changes are expected as they suffered its largest and most humiliating defeat ever – a night that finally expunges memories of a Maracanazo in 1950, but in the worst possible way, worsening the pain.
Where exactly were Brazil’s tactics?
Brazil have been widely criticised throughout the World Cup for their disruptive tackles and foul plays. Yet, after Germany scored the first goal, Brazil forgot their game plan. There had been few or none of those tactical fouls or any other form of tactics. It looked amateurish, with their defence open and they completely deserved to be on the losing end.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has insisted that he is responsible for Brazil’s 7-1 trashing by Germany. Scolari said, “We ask for forgiveness for the result. We thank the fans for their support even during this defeat. I am responsible (for the) catastrophic result. I made the choices. I was responsible. What happened today had little to do with how we had been playing. We lost control, that’s not normal but it happens.”
In fact, even if Brazil’s star player Neymar was to be present, there would be little he could do to stop the onslaught to the rampaging German side.
David Luiz, wearing the Captain’s armband in place of suspended Thiago Silva could not hold back his tears as he apologised, “We wanted to make the people happy but we couldn’t do it. Sorry to all Brazilians. Everyone knew how important this was… to see all of Brazil happy. They were better than us. It’s a day of great sadness. We can only apologise. We are so sorry. It’s the end of a dream, and not in the way we wanted. But I will learn from this moment. I’ll never give up.”