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2014 World Cup

Germany 7-1 Brazil

9 Jul, 2014

Germany hand Brazil a 7-1 thrashing in the first semi-final of the 2014 World Cup, equaling the biggest ever margin of defeat for the Samba Boys and marking their first competitive home loss in 39 years. Die Mannschaft go 5-0 up in the first 29 minutes as Thomas Muller nets from a corner, Toni Kroos grabs a double in under 3 minutes and tournament alltime record goalscorer Miroslav Klose and Sami Khedira also score. Striker Andre Schurrle adds two more after coming on as a second-half substitute before Chelsea teammate Oscar scores a consolation on 89 minutes. The margin of the result equals Brazil’s previous heaviest defeat, a 6-0 loss to Uruguay in 1920, and is the first time a team have scored seven in a World Cup semi-final and the biggest defeat in one of these games since West Germany beat Austria 6-1 in 1954.