Best demoralizing beatdown of a host country: Germany’s 7-1 World Cup semifinal win over Brazil
The 2014 World Cup was highly entertaining, featuring great games, memorable moments and Luis Suárez’s experimentation with cannibalism. Brazil, seeking to become the first host country to win the World Cup since France did it in 1998, made it to the semifinals despite the loss of star player Neymar to a fractured vertebra in its quarterfinal win over Colombia.
In the semifinals, Brazil faced Germany, who it had beaten to win the World Cup in 2002. However, the Germans quickly obliterated the Brazilians’ hopes of another World Cup title, scoring five goals in the first 29 minutes of the match, including four in a six-minute span. The entire country (and the world for that matter) was left stunned by Germany’s 7-1 victory, the largest margin of victory in a semifinal match in the history of the FIFA World Cup.
Here, let Jim Ross sum it up: