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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

In the worst World Cup loss by Brazil in the country's history, the host nation lost 7-1 to Germany in the semi-final after goals by Thomas Mueller, Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira, Andre Schuerrle and Andre Schuerrle. Oscar scored for Brazil.

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No Neymar. No Silva. Call this game a coin toss.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-08 04:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

Stop the presses. Germany 3, Brazil 0. Holy ----.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-08 04:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think someone just flipped a coin 5 times onto heads

#3 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2014-07-08 04:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

What is it Hitler said before invading Poland? "We need room to breathe!"

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-08 04:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

Hey Monte, you could probably have gotten 10,000 to 1 odds if you had wanted to wager that Germany would be up 5-0 before half time. That is how shocking this score is.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-08 04:49 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

Wow. 5-0 at halftime. That's more goals than a dozen world cup games.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-07-08 04:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

Brazilians were protesting all the money spent to host this event before the cup started and when their team was still a popular pick to win it all. I wonder if there will be more "protests" now that they're out of it.

#8 | Posted by Sully at 2014-07-08 04:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

I started watching the game and then fell asleep. This time I woke up, saw it was 5-0, and then went back to sleep, because no matter the score, soccer sucks.

#9 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-07-08 05:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Good God WTF happened to Brazil? I expected a great match not a nap.

#10 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2014-07-08 05:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

This might be the most humiliating defeat by any team in the history of the WC. Sure there may have been a few other games with more goals. But this was the Semi Finals of the WC. This was BRAZIL! This was being played IN Brazil in front of an overwhelmingly pro Brazilian crowd. SEVEN goals in a row before a piddling goal for Brazil in the final minutes. If you are a soccer buff, this is history.

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-08 05:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Hey Monte, you could probably have gotten 10,000 to 1 odds if you had wanted to wager that Germany would be up 5-0 before half time. That is how shocking this score is.
#6 | Posted by moder8"

I'm 100% aware of that. I have watched most of the WC games up to this point. I didn't want Brazil because they have been playing like hacks, especially against James and Colombia. And I didn't want Germany because, well, they are Germany.

I left work to watch this game, and left as soon as it was 3-0. All I wanted was a good game. I didn't get one - not by a long shot.

Go Netherina! Go Argenlands!

#12 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-07-08 05:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

That was one ugly match. Like a car accident with tons of blood. You know you should look away but you don't. But hey, I am a Miami Dolphin fan. So tragic losses are not uncommon to me.

#13 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2014-07-08 06:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

Zee German's vill not be denied! Zer conquest ov zee Vorld Cup vill zoon come to fruition! Zee Brazilians are zimply no match to German superior breedi...er...engineering und skill.

Deutschland über alles!!!!

#14 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-07-08 07:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

That was unbelievable. Brazil fans were booing Germany every time it touched the ball at the end and booing Brazil and cheering Germany at the end.

#15 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-08 07:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

With that converted TD, Americans are finally understanding soccer.

#16 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-07-08 08:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

The post-game crew seemed to be crediting Germany as much as criticizing Brazil for the loss. I think that's way too generous to Brazil. They were a disaster on defense, leaving multiple players wide open.

#17 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-08 08:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

Soccer is full of surprises...what a blowout.... I am still sorry I missed the game.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-07-08 08:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Nate Silver predicted a Brazil victory with his mathematical mojo:

fivethirtyeight.com

#19 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-08 08:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sometimes everything can and will go wrong. I remember a few 3 years ago Madrid got clobbered in Barcelona 5-0 when pinball bounces would land always on the Catalans feet and then into the net. But this was unreal. Some of those goals were awesome tic tac toe plays. Sami Khedira, not exactly Real Madrid's defining player and possibly on his way out, looked like a combination of Messi and Beckenbauer. This was a shocker in all respects. Lest not forget, half of this German team is essential Bayern Munich which got trashed in Champions action by Real, losing the final leg 0-4 at home.

Fred, Neymar's replacement, was a complete zero. After he came out, apparently a fan attacked him while he was on the bench. German supporters were addressed in the stadium not to leave until police protection was organized. Wow, sounds like Champions action!! Brazil is in a state of shock. Did you see those fans crying their heads off? Even the President has urged calm. Tomorrow should be an interesting day in the office as all are Brazilian.

#20 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-07-08 09:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Will Brazil be over this in time for the Olympics or should the Olympic Committee look for a different city?

#21 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-08 09:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

Will Brazil be over this in time for the Olympics or should the Olympic Committee look for a different city?

#21 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-08 09:09 PM

If you put down the bong long enough, you would realize that Brazil is an actual Country...

Priceless.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2014-07-09 12:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

Forget Brazil has needed defenders to do their scoring just to get this far. Forget the skipper committed one of the dumbest fouls I have ever seen to get himself disqualified for the match. Forget Brazil's "style" of play thus far has been to lump it forward to Neymar circa 1960 England. Forget that most of the Brazil squad is now composed of mercs who play in ---- leagues for crazy big money against ---- competition in matches no one watch.
They deserved this smiting from the soccer gods for footballing reasons. The treatment of James Rodriguez in the match proceeding was shameful. The overall performance of the referees throughout the tourny has been shameful. The complete disregard by FIFA for rules and safety and the health of the sport, not to mention the health of the star players has been shameful.
Scolari announced his gameplan vs Colombia to the world: They were going to kick Rodriguez. The only person in the stadium seemingly unaware of the 'strategy' was the ref. Luiz kicked his for the first half, Fernandinho kicked him all game, and when the starting roster had seemingly used up all the patience of the ref they brought in Ramirez JUST to kick him.
After Colombia had enough of that a knee went into Neymar's spine as retribution and this World Cup ended for Brazil.
And good riddance! The Germans dispatched them with ease and didn't leave a foot in on a man, but on a country's reputation.

#23 | Posted by BluSky at 2014-07-09 04:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

"...should the Olympic Committee look for a different city?"

They can't. The IOC doesn't go with a backup city, they're stuck with Rio.

#24 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-07-09 07:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Scolari, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!"

Germany's coach Joachim Löw

#25 | Posted by tontonmacoute at 2014-07-09 08:54 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Blusky, I have some views on your comments.

"skipper committed one of the dumbest fouls I have ever seen to get himself disqualified for the match"

Yes, that was incredible stupid.

"Forget Brazil's "style" of play thus far has been to lump it forward to Neymar circa 1960 England."

Neymar has been a bit of disappointment on Barca this year so the jury is still out if he's going to be the next Messi or just another Robinho.

"Brazil squad is now composed of mercs who play in ---- leagues for crazy big money against ---- competition in matches no one watch."

All the Brazilian nationals play in MLS? I didn't know that!!

"The overall performance of the referees throughout the tourny has been shameful."

Actually, the refs have been down right amazing. I've never seen a tournament with so little attention is paid to the refs, except if your Mexican or believe what that ------- Maradona has to say.

"The treatment of James Rodriguez in the match proceeding was shameful."

You need to get out more. That's standard treatment for any star player. No different then Messi, Christiano, Neymar, Robin, etc.

Back to yesterdays game, Khedira and Kroos midfield tandem display was one for the ages. Maybe the best midfield game I've ever seen.

#26 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-07-09 09:03 AM | Reply | Flag:

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter

Rio is in Brazil, bonehead.

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#27 | Posted by Dave at 2014-07-09 09:26 AM | Reply | Flag:

#22 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER
"If you put down the bong long enough, you would realize that Brazil is an actual Country...
Priceless."

Hoisted by your own petard.
Priceless.

#28 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-07-09 10:23 AM | Reply | Flag:

Will Brazil (country) be over this in time for the Olympics or should the Olympic Committee look for a different city (not country)?

#21 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2014-07-08 09:09 PM | FLAG:

I'm sure Danni (who makes so very few mistakes) meant Brasília which is a city in Brazil and is a host city to the FIFA World Cup.

#29 | Posted by tontonmacoute at 2014-07-09 10:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Fred, Neymar's replacement, was a complete zero.
#20 | Posted by CrisisStills"

Fred was not Neymar's replacement. He is Brazil's striker, and has been starting the entire tournament, along with Neymar. He has been a complete zero, and was again in the Semi against Germany.

#30 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-07-09 01:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

I was rooting for Brasil just so Argentina could smack em down in the finals.
Against Columbia, Brasil had like 24 fouls before the refs ever pulled out a yellow card.. it was obvious they were ignoring the cheap tactics.
Germany had no plans going out like that... was a great match to watch.

#31 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2014-07-09 02:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

I've never seen a tournament with so little attention is paid to the refs, except if your Mexican or believe what that ------- Maradona has to say.

The refs seemed to have been instructed to avoid controversy at any cost. There were 54 fouls in Columbia vs Brazil....5 4 ! Fernandinho could have, and should have been sent off at least twice for violent tackles where he clearly had no intention of going for the ball. Juan Zuniga should have been sent off for his "tackle" on Neymar which was no different than the treatment Pele got in the sixties that caused him to miss TWO world cups.
Maradona is EXACTLY who FIFA should be listening to. He knows better than anyone the consequences of anti-football on the game and on the health of creative players. He was kicked off the field in 82 vs Italy, fouled 23 times by Claudio Gentile and the only card shown was to HIM for having the audacity to complain over being kicked. FIFA cracked down on cynical coaches and the designated hitman role afterwards, but for whatever reason it has been allowed to creep back into the game. We could have lost Neymar forever. There is but a fractional difference between a 'tackle' that merely fractures someone spine and one that puts a 20yo in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Whats worse is Colombia HAD to lash out. They were going to get no satisfaction from the ref for Rodriguez so Zuniga took it into his own hands to settle the account.

#32 | Posted by BluSky at 2014-07-09 04:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

Monte, I stand corrected on the Fred blunder.

I bet my kids that the Holland and Argentina, currently in first overtime, will go to crappy penalties.

#33 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-07-09 06:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

You won your bet!

Go Argentina! Boo ------!

#34 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-07-09 07:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

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