Brazil 1-7 Germany: Ruthless Germany tear Seleção apart to secure historic semi-final victory
Brazil crashed out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a crushing 7-1 defeat to Germany.
The result in Belo Horizonte goes down as arguably the worst loss in the Seleção’s illustrious history and leaves a nation shellshocked.
Goals from Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose - whose strike takes him above Ronaldo as the World Cup’s all-time scorer - and a Toni Kroos brace gave Germany a resounding 5-0 half-time lead.
Brazil tried to rally after the break and created a couple of early chances, but their cavalier approach was eventually exposed once more, with substitute Andre Schurrle adding a further two goals.
Chelsea’s Oscar hit a last minute consolation, but his strike will merely be an afterthought for a nation that has to get to grips with such a shocking defeat, just hours after dreaming of a place in a World Cup final on home soil.