Brazil got humiliated in their own tournament by losing 1-7 to Germany in the semifinal match in Belo Horizonte. This match broke all records, nothing like this has ever happened in the World Cup, and the Brazilians are now the owners of the worst World Cup humiliation in history. The Brazilian defensive positioning was laughable, and since the German offensive movement is the best in the world, this mismatch made this result possible. The Brazilians wish they never made the bid to host this tournament.
Thomas Muller opened the scoring in the 11th minute after a set piece, and the 0-1 was already a surprise as Brazil were slightly favored to win this one despite not having injured Neymar and suspended Thiago Silva, their main players. The match was pretty normal until the disaster struck. Miroslav Klose became the best goalscorer in World Cup history with his 16th goal, in the 23rd minute, and this raised eyebrows. Toni Kroos made it 0-3 only a minute later and scored for 0-4 in the 26th minute, Sami Khedira making it 0-5 in the 29th. That was it, Brazil were in disbelief as Germany dismantled them before the half-hour mark. The torture went on but no more goals were scored in this half.
Brazil ran out in the second half determined to do something about this match instead of being the victim of torture for another 45 minutes, and after accepting open play at first, the Germans slowly started relaxing and falling back. Still, whenever they had the ball in the Brazilian half it looked like a counter attack - although it wasn't - and that's how poor Brazilian defensive positioning was. The defenders would keep moving around in silly fashion to open up space for the Germans. Brazil have had several notable goalscoring chances, two or three of them in rapid succession, but their offensive players don't deserve to be in the World Cup, let alone in the Brazil team. Andre Schurrle came as a substitute and brought new energy, he scored for 0-6 in the 69th minute, making it 0-7 in the 79th. Eventually Brazil managed to score for 1-7 in the 90th minute, but it seemed Boateng had mercy on Brazil and allowed Oscar to score.
Brazil now hosted two tournaments and both times they suffered a national tragedy. In 1950 Uruguay won the final match 2-1 despite Brazil leading 0-1 until the 66th minute with a team hugely favored to win the title. The event was dubbed Maracanazo, The Maracana Blow. Now this is an even worse one and it remains to be seen how will this one go down in Brazilian history. It is a national tragedy.
Brazil (4-2-3-1): Julio Cesar 5.5 - Maicon 4, Dante 3.5, Luiz 3.5, Marcelo 5 - Gustavo 3.5, Fernandinho 3.5 (46' Paulinho 5.5) - Hulk 5 (46' Ramires 5), Oscar 5, Bernard 5 - Fred 4 (69' Willian unrated). Coach Luis Felipe Scolari 3.
Germany (4-3-3): Neuer 7 - Lahm 7, Boateng 7, Hummels 7 (46' Mertesacker 6.5), Höwedes 6.5 - Khedira 8 (76' Draxler), Schweinsteiger 7, Kroos 9 - Müller 7.5, Klose 8 (58' Schürrle 8), Özil 8. Coach Joachim Löw 10.
Goals: 90' Oscar / 11' Müller, 23' Klose, 24' 26' Kroos, 29' Khedira, 69' 79' Schürrle
Referee: Marco Rodriguez (Mexico) 6.5
Man of the match: Toni Kroos (GER) 9