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Germany inflict historic 7-1 defeat on Brazil


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Wow, just wow. I expected Brazil to lose, not get creamed. Guess my prediction of ger vs arg final are spot on.

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For those who saw the game but do not follow European club football - PSG paid Chelsea 50 million pounds for David Luiz. Yes, that makes him the most expensive defender in the world. Just let that sink in.

This Brazil team are pretenders and do not anything on the great Brazilian teams of the past. Scraped through the other stages of the tournament, and got shown as soon as they met a real Championship level team. I was rooting for Germany so can't really complain, but there was a point where even my elation turned to horror at what was going on. I hoped for the WC semi-final to be a contest. What I got was a decimation so brutal I could barely even watch.

Can't wait for the other SF. Hopefully more of a contest than this massacre.

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Well done, Germany! Absolutely ruthless - it was men against boys out there. Someone should have stopped the fight, that was humiliating. I feel sorry for Brazils players - they will never live this down. Pictures are coming in of furious Brazilian mobs burning their own national flag on the streets of Sao Paulo. I'd worry if I were there right now ...

Now - lets hope the Dutch win tomorrow and the final will be a cracker!

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Wow. I tipped Germany to win, but this is staggering. National tragedy in Brazil.

But let me say this. Neymar is not a defender, and Silva would not have been able to turn this kind of tide - full credit to Germany, for you have witnesses one of the great masterclasses in the skill and psychology of sport. Germany dismantled them so comprehensively it beggars belief. No excuses should be made for Brazil.

I'm sorry for the Brazilians, but full credit to Germany. One of the great World Cup performances.

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Woke up to see a score of 5-0 on the TV screen. Thought I was dreaming for a second.

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In all my years and the thousands of matches I have seen, nothing, but nothing comes close to that. I don't expect to see that sort of result again in my life time.

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An absolute spanking. This German side was due to hand one out having played within themselves in this competition. Brazil had Neymar and Silva missing but even so, that wasn't good enough. Well done to Klose. A great player and a great pro.

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Wonder if this hammering is going to trigger the undercurrent of social unrest prevailing in the country.That is the mother of all beatdowns and on home soil too.Couldn't have happened to a better team.Maybe if there had been less eulogizing of Neymar's absence and more preparation,might have been better.What's he thinking? Got damn! 7-1.

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I am so sad and hurting for my fellow brothers, BRAZIL!!I was never expecting such a terrible way to end this World Cup, not for Brazil, but the worst has happened and now we can only hope, pray, cross our fingers that those dirty, good actors, divers, you all know who I am talking about, get creamed by ARGENTINA! Now Argentina is our only and last hope to save the honor of LATIN AMERICAN Soccer!! MESSI! MESSI! MESSI!!

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I haven't seen such a one-side defeat by one team on this level of sports since the Seattle Seahawks clobbered the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII. Once the score reached 5-0 in favor of Germany, the game was effectively over....

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What Germany did to Brazil in the World Cup was unbelievable. They were utterly ruthless. 5 goals in 18 minutes. What happened to Brazil's plan b? Congratulations Germany for a job well done.

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A section of the crowd chanted sexually-expletive obscenities against the team and Brazil’s leader Rousseff, who up to now had enjoyed a reprieve from protests over the record $11 billion spent to host the tournament.

Does FIFA plan on doing anything or are they too busy with the racism and fair play slogans.

I haven't seen such a one-side defeat by one team on this level of sports Guess you missed Germany's thumping of Saudi in 2002.

I expected Germany to win but this was, wow, just unreal. Brazil has had very kind refs and has had too much hype. Silva and Neymar really wouldn't have had that much impact I think. This could turn the country upside down - and perhaps, that is what they need when you consider the cost of all this and the state of the education system and economy.

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we can only hope, pray, cross our fingers that those dirty, good actors, divers, you all know who I am talking about, get creamed by ARGENTINA! Now Argentina is our only and last hope to save the honor of LATIN AMERICAN Soccer!

Sorry to say but most Brazilian will now side with the Dutch, their hatred for Argentine is much bigger and they love real soccer to much to fall for this"we are south Americans" crap. They aren't sore losers like that central American team, we all know...

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Ohh yeah! Karma released for all of the pride and corruption Brazil has had??

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Whether the final is Germany-Holland or Germany-Argentina, I think Germany will take the crown and they deserve it , they've been building up this team since the South African world cup, it's a real team not a one man's show.

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what a nice birthday present today for me :-) Although I feel sorry for the Brazil team. Even in the German media commentators said that was actually not the kind of game they wanted to see, they were hoping for a more competitive match. Just what happened to the Brazil team, they started very well, but then??? Anyway, I am hoping now for a final against our favourite neighbour country, the Netherlands. Go Oranje, go! :-)

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Good. I hope the Netherlands beat the Argies tomorrow too.

I heard fans saying that the reason they lost is because they didn't have Neymar. Yeah, right. If one dude not being able to play makes your team so bad, then I guess your team really isn't very good.

Also, Brazil have never had decent defence. Their stupid "score more goals than the opposition" way of playing is fun to watch, but leads to bruning like this.

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Ruthless against the toothless. @Dutch, with 4 semi-finals in as many World Cups, they've been building for two decades.

Glad to see Brazil out.

David's myth finally exposed. What an omni-shambles.

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I heard fans saying that the reason they lost is because they didn't have Neymar.

I think Silva's absence was greater than Neymar's.

David's myth finally exposed 50 million pounds. Finally, a more over-valued athlete than A-Rod.

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No one who loves soccer wants the Dutch to win. They either try to kick you off the park, 2010, or Robbened you. I mean what a flopper. Terrible image for the sport.

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Couldn't have happened to a 'nicer' team. Germany for the cup. Agree with many posters, anything but the anti-footballers from Holland.

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Best comment from the net: Brazil have Neymar. Argentina have Messi. Portugal have Ronaldo. Germany have a team!

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Brazil just can't shake the ghost of 1950, the last time Brazil hosted the World Cup.

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I can only say

BIEN ALEMANIA, sudametica te apoya.!!!!!


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Andreas has hit the NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD, and I know many Brazilian and Argentine,etc..amigos will be angry, but you can not win the World Cup just because your team has a Neymar, a Ronaldo, a Messi, win and KICK ASS, just as GERMANY DID, with a TEAM!! Great team the Germans have, and yes if I had to choose Germany or those bad actors from Hooland, of course nobody wants bad actors from Hooland to stay in this World Cup after the way they so dirtly played and lied and won on crappy penalties against Mexico, so yes do feel sorry for BRAZIL but now we have to see what ARGENTINA can do!!

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she said. “I stopped watching for a second and they already had scored a sixth goal.”

Lol. That was either

1) an hour-long second 2) A blatantly obvious statement that you don't see something if you, errr, turn your head away 3) A made up quote 4) A made-up line about a game she hadn't actually been watching 5) Something that could have been said about the 3rd, 4th or 5th goals and she probably just lost count because Brazil got spanked!

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I am in Brazil, here's what is happening:

total disbelief. As if a flying saucer had landed in front of TV cameras. people are either crying or laughing. Crying for the obvious reason. The laughter comes from the ones who objected this multi-billion waste of money. there's no rioting right now. But, little by little, people are leashing out against the government and President Rousseff. I do expect violent protesting episodes AFTER the World Cup is over. Brazilian TVs are showing that fans realise that Germany was superior in every way possible and they deserved to win. But what they can't understand is the unbelievable score. I live near Sao Paulo, people canceled parties and barbecues. Looks like a national funeral. things can get ever worse if Holland defeats Argentina tomorrow and on Saturday Brazil is massacred, again, by their natural soccer enemy.

I personally think that Germany was superb. Congratulations to their players. That's what efficiency is all about. The ultimate lesson on team management.

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Beaten at home like a government mule.

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Germany for the Cup? Scolari should be ashamed of this - he was so full of bravado up till yesterday.

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At least this will bring a sudden stop to Japanese TV's sickening love-in with all things Neymar and Brazil-related.

Brazil thoroughly deserved to be on the end of that spanking.

They were dirty and cheating throughout the tournament - even in this game, there should have been a couple of bookings for simulated dives in the German penalty area. Even Sepp's crack squad of friendly refs couldn't turn this tide. In stark contrast, Germany stayed disciplined, kept control, played cleanly and ruthlessly buried their chances. A victory for fair play and the beautiful game, indeed.

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Germany held a clinic with precision and ruthlessness. Though I was rooting for Brazil, gotta hand it off to Alemania as every World Cup, they come prepared, leave everything on the pitch, and have yet to hear of them complain or blame after their departure. Would be good to see them win since 1990.

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One of the greatest single game performances in a world cup match considering the situation. I'm so glad Germany destroyed Brazil. I like to think this is karma coming back to get Brazil for all the cheating and sneaky ways they have performed over the past 8 years in world cup matches.

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Let the riots begin!

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I wrote a paper on the influence of soccer in poor Brazil as part of my degree, and my heart was breaking for them today. But full respect for Germany, they played brilliantly.

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Not only are the Brazilian people going to suffer the long-term debt of a WC most of them did not want the country to host, they now also have to live with this terrible defeat. Japan can learn a lesson here and decide to limit its spending on Olympic venues and not over-hype the athletes, just in case they don't deliver the medals that make non-athletes feel proud and strong to be a member of a tribe.

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I feel sorry for Brazil. They spent 11 billion Dollars on a World Cup they cannot win now. Just think, in about 2 years, the favela-ridden city of Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympics. How much money will they spend on an athletic competition they barely average 10 medals over the last 40 years?

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Can you say Blitzkrieg? Germany was just phenomenal and showed Brazil how it was done. This should teach overzealous Brazilian fans a lesson on how to eat humble pie. Their team just got outclassed, outworked by a far superior team. I can just imagine future generations of Brazilians being told the story of how their team got howitzered right in their own backyard. Embarrassing.

Germany all the way. Let's see some more of that German precision in action.

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I predicted it would be Klose.

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A Brazil national team without Neymar is just an average one.

The hype was just that, hype.

Feel for the fans.

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Japan can learn a lesson here and decide to limit its spending on Olympic venues and not over-hype the athletes, just in case they don't deliver the medals that make non-athletes feel proud and strong to be a member of a tribe.

Just like the months of relentless spamming of Samurai Blue in the media (ie. every advertisable surface imaginable)? Although I share your hope, it's unfortunately never going to happen!

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@ Daniel: I really appreciate your enthusiasm and cheering for Germany, but the national anthym has a different kind of wording. Maybe you want to check the web why!!

As for the game, everything has been said already. The better team (and this should be in capital letters) has won. I feel sorry for the thousands of Brazilians who struggle to get their daily bread and were looking forward to this World Cup and THEIR Brazilian team. It was some light in their not so easy life.

Concerning the match on Monday morning, whether it's Argentina or the Netherlands, I again hope for a fair match and may the better team win.

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Damn!!! Nice work to germany! That was a one sided game to be honest. I say Germany and Netherlands in the FINALS!!

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Watching my favorite national team (besides my own) destroy one of my least favorites was a perfect way to start the day, but getting to witness my favorite player dethrone Ronaldo as the all-time record World Cup scorer was priceless. How apropos that schadenfreude is a German word. Like I've been saying from the start, it's going to be Die Mannschaft all the way this World Cup. How I would love for Argentina to lose to Holland so that we'll get to see a Brazil-Argentina match-up for third place!

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Best comment from the net: Brazil have Neymar. Argentina have Messi. Portugal have Ronaldo. Germany have a team!

Japan has Honda?? Sorry, couldn't help it.

At least this will bring a sudden stop to Japanese TV's sickening love-in with all things Neymar and Brazil-related. Let's hope so. The only other team with as much hype from the J media was Brazil. Neymar, Neymar, Neymar.... was pretty much all the J announcers could say about Brazil until this thrashing. Even in the middle of being destroyed the J announcers was blathering on about Neymar. No way could he have stopped this.

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I think we all learned a little lesson from this beat-down: The United States is better, six times better, than Brazil in soccer. The U.S. lost by 1 to the Germans, Brazil by 6 points. The math speaks for itself.

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I´m a Brazilian and I can´t believe what I watched today. It was a massacre. The German team is much better than Brazil, even with Neymar and Silva. I hope it can be a lesson for all of us. Everyone always expect a good team from Brazil, but we failed.

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I don't like the way Brazil have played in this tournament (and some of the refereeing that helped them), but its hard not to feel sorry for the players and fans. I've never seen players look so devastated, the way Julio Cesar sinks to the ground after the last Germany goal goes in sums it all up. They'll struggle with this for a long time.

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Anyone who thinks Brazil would have won with Neymar and Silva playing is deluding themselves. The huge gap in class was simply too wide.

Best of all was that Germany showed how to play a clean game and win through sheer skill, not through physical agression and cynical, tactical fouls. Never thought I could have such favourable feeling towards a German team, but that was sweet to witness.

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" How apropos that schadenfreude is a German word. "

Actually, if you check the German media today and understand German, you will find very little "Schadenfreude". Mostly, they celebrate the victory but say the game would have been even better if Brazil had given more resistance. A feeling that most here share, I believe. What a total wipe-out!

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When I watched the game on NHK ETelebi this morning the commentary was all about Neymar, Neymar, Neymar, and when Germany sank the 7th goal the Japanese guy was really unhappy. He was tuting and really displeased, and refused to comment, at times I thought it was only one guy doing the commentary!!!

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I'm normally not interested in soccer but this 7:1 makes this sport fun once in a while. The Germans took the Brazilian's pants off without example. Bravo!

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Simon, I wonder what they will take about if the Dutch win. No Messi, Messi, Messi to go on about.

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Simon, I wonder what they will take about if the Dutch win. No Messi, Messi, Messi to go on about.

Messi and Neymar are easy for them to pronounce. Names like Schweinsteiger and Van Persie don't roll off the Japanese tongue easily.

My girls are happy that Germany won. That means they get to see more of Manuel Neuer. They disagree about other players, but all three agree on Neuer.

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Scolari after the 7-1 defeat by Germany: "The person who decided the line-up, the tactics, was me. It was my choice." "My message for the Brazilian people is please excuse us for this performance".

Zaccheroni after the 4-1 defeat by COLOMBIA: "It was a nice game. We played well in the first half." "We all thought we would do a lot better, that we would perform much better as we showed in the first half (against Colombia) when we play intensely as we normally do and we are able to generate opportunities to win a match."

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that was just beautiful ha ha, now let's see if the dutch are up to the challenge, a brazil - argentina is definitely a game to watch plenty of yellow cards and a few reds can be expected

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What an exciting result. The far better team won. This was welcome news at the office today! Brazil is not the team it has been in the past. Today they learned that sheer arrogance gets you nowhere. I enjoyed seeing the highlights but only wish I could have joined my husband at 5:00 this a.m. to see it. Brazil has won 5 times and now it is the turn of a European team again. A unified Germany or The Netherlands have never won and now is their time. I hope Holland can beat Argentina but considering they are lower ranked (15th) than the U.S. (13th), who knows what can happen. Perhaps we shouldn't give too much thought to world rankings. Look at Spain (1) and England (10) for example...

Brazil should never have hosted this World Cup. What a joke! The huge cost could have been put to better use reducing poverty and being spent on much needed infrastructure. The next task after this World Cup is to break up FIFA and cleanse it of all the cancer and corruption. The international community has a duty to restore the credibility of soccer. As an American, I am proud of the result of the U.S. team this year. To be at 13th in the world is some achievement for them and many thanks go to Klinsman, another great German.

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and England (10) for example

England lost narrowly to two teams higher than them in the rankings... no shock there. And after those loses, England will drop in the rankings.

The rankings seem fine to me... Spain however are a special case.

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cross our fingers that those dirty, good actors, divers, you all know who I am talking about, get creamed by ARGENTINA! Now Argentina is our only and last hope to save the honor of LATIN AMERICAN Soccer!! MESSI! MESSI! MESSI!!


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I picked Argentina form the get go........Oh wait....I always pick Argentina from the get go........

Go Argentina!!!!!!!

Okay, who is your pick.?????

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Pele, Ronaldo,Ronaldinho. Kaka, Carlos. Your boys took a hell of a beating!

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I read a stat from an England fan who observed that Klose has hit 16 goals in the last 4 World Cups while England as a team have managed 17. I suppose the chant could be 'we all agree, England are better than Klose ( provided he doesn't score in the final )'.

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The ranking of Holland doesn't mean much for it is the consequence of playing in Indonesia and China during the preparations. It would be great for Holland if they beat Arg. for several reasons. They finally beat Argentina and get over the trauma (1978) when the lost the final. And the result is a nice Brazil-Argentina clash and a Holland-Germany clash. This last one will be historic for Holland has lost from Germany in the past in the finals (1974). Two traumas already have been eliminated: Holland was perfect in penalty's and they beat Spain from which they lost in the final (2010).

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Argentina have beaten Holland! Let's see how well the Brazil team do against the Netherlands this Saturday. As for the final, what a dilemma for Brazilian fans. A choice between cheering for your historical arch-rival or for the team that utterly humiliated you.

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We can go on and on feeling sorry for Brazil because it was humiliated by Germany and for Holland adding more hurt and pain on poor Brazil but, Brazil has nobody to blame but ITSELF! Sorry, I know my Brazlian amigos may or may not agree, but just think of HONDA, this Japanese guy gets paid so much $$$$ to make tv cms etc..goes on Japanese TV and says that he was sure JAPAN would win the WC and?? I think, Brazil, trying to relive its past glory with Pelé NOT GOOD. Pelé was great but NOW BRAZIL has to reinvent itself and ASAP, at least before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics! I am sure Brazil can do it!!

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