Up until Tuesday, the Brazil national football team had not lost at home in 12 years, however, Germany crushed the locals in a disastrous end to the 2014 World Cup campaign. Without Neymar, the Verde Amarela looked completely lost, unorganized, and deflected.
The bad news for Brazil started when Thomas Muller scored in the 11th minute, and it was all downhill from there. Later on, Miroslav Klose scored his record 16th goal in a World Cup in the 23rd minute, becoming the top scorer for the tournament. The previous record was held by Ronaldo (Brazil), who had 15 goals.
Germany continued its pounding of the Neymar-less Brazil, who by this point was only going through the motions. Toni Kroos scored two goals — in the 24th and 26th minutes –, Sami Khedira scored in the 29th minute, and finally, André HSchürrle sealed the deal in the 69th and 79th minute. Oscar gave the Brazil national football team its only goal, with the match dying at the 90th minute.
Not many assigned much of a chance to the Brazil national football team against Germany, however, few expected the bloodbath that ensued once the match started. Brazil’s worst loss — before the 2014 World Cup — was a 6-0 defeat against Uruguay, in 1920.
For the first time in their illustrious history, Brazil lost by such a wide margin. The Brazilian crowd, who had come in large numbers to support the football national team in Neymar’s absence, was clearly stunned and seemed to turn on their own men, booing them loudly at the half and after the seventh goal, in a shocking turn of events, they chanted the classic “Olé” each time Germany had possession of the football.
The catastrophic result for the Brazil national football team inspired all sorts of memes on social media. Take a look at the feed for the hashtag #ThingsMoreLikelyThanBrazilWinningTheWorldCup:
Brazil has waited 64 long year to host another World Cup and the dream was to win it all, but as it happens often in sports it was not to be. If they thought the 1950 Maracanazo was bad, then they had suffered the humiliation of losing 1-7 at home.
At the end of the epic loss, the Brazil national football team was exhausted and many of the players were openly weeping. Emotionally and physically exhausted, they shook hands with their German rivals, in a match that will go down as the most disastrous match in Brazil’s history. We can only wonder what Neymar was thinking, while watching at home. Germany now awaits the winner of Argentina vs. Netherlands.
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