Today In History: Germany Crush Brazil 7-1 In World Cup Semi-Final

On July 8 2014, Germany crushed hosts Brazil 7-1 in a FIFA World Cup semi-final.

Jul 8, 2024 - 17:30
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Today In History: Germany Crush Brazil 7-1 In World Cup Semi-Final

It was one of the darkest days in five-time winners Brazil's footballing history as they went down 5-0 before the break.

Goals from Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose, Sami Khedira and a Toni Kroos brace left the largely partizan Estadio Mineirao crowd in Belo Horizonte stunned into silence.

Substitute Andre Schurrle added two more for Germany after the break before Oscar scored a late scant consolation for the hosts that brought more tears than cheers.

Germany would go on to lift the trophy for the fourth time in their history with a 1-0 win over Argentina in the final.