The stadium was full to capacity hours before kick off. It was a semi-final clash at the 2014 World Cup.
Tournament Host Brazil were to battle Germany in what promised to be a sweet match. Home fans trooped into the stadium singing the national anthem. Brazil had home advantage. They just had to find a way to win to please the crowd.
However, what happened next was a National Humiliation. Germany scored 5 goals in the first half. Many were stunned. The footballing world was left speechless. Even Brazil players did not know what hit them.
The game itself marked several tournament records (Wikipedia)
Germany’s win marked the largest margin of victory in a FIFA World Cup semi-final.
The game saw Germany overtake Brazil as the highest scoring team in World Cup tournament history.
Brazil’s loss broke their 62-match home unbeaten streak in competitive matches going back to the 1975 Copa América
Miroslav Klose scored his 16th career World Cup goal and surpassed Brazil’s own Ronaldo as the tournament’s all-time record goalscorer.
Germany scored 2 more goals in the second half while Brazil got a consolation goal in the last minute.
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