BELO HORIZONTE: Brazil’s World Cup dream was crushed into insensibility as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1 and send the South American hosts crashing to their worst ever defeat in their 100-year history.
Later, Sixty-four years Brazil was plunged into national mourning after their loss in the 1950 final, the hosts were torn asunder in a defeat plausible to be every bit as traumatic as the fabled “Maracanazo.
Miroslav Klose’s cool finish in 23 minutes – which fixed him the World Cup’s all-time top-scorer with 16 goals – was the clue for the air lock to open.
Toni Kroos struck once over in the 24th and 26th minutes to make it 4-0 and then Sami Khedira rounded off another clinical move to make it 5-0 to 29 minutes.
Brazil had out into the match riding a fiery wave of national emotion, found out to secure a place in the final to honor injured striker Neymar.
The crowd shrieked chants of “Neymar, Neymar” just previously kick-off, following a exciting performance of the national anthem that saw captain David Luiz proudly holding up the wounded striker’s No.9 shirt.
Yet, Mueller’s untimely strike punctured the fervent mood, and when the goals begans flying in later than Klose made it 2-0 there was no way back from Brazil.
Germany will directly take on the winner of Wednesday’s semi-final among the Netherlands and Argentina in the final.