Brazil devastated after loss to Germany

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The anguish, pain and distress of losing a World Cup semi-final is clear to see on the faces of many Brazil fans. See Gallery

The anguish, pain and distress of losing a World Cup semi-final is clear to see on the faces of many Brazil fans.
The host nation expected to make it to the final, but the humiliating nature of their loss to Germany, made defeat even harder to take.
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Brazil fans were shocked to see their team thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-final.

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Defeat was always going to be hard for Brazil as the host nation, but this extraordinary result made it even more shocking.

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It is the biggest loss at this stage of a World Cup, since semi-finals were introduced in 1982.

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The 7-1 defeat equals Brazil's worst loss in their footballing history.

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Thomas Müller opened the scoring for Germany after 11 minutes and the hosts were rattled.

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But no-one could have been prepared for what followed.

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Miroslav Klose scored on 23 minutes to become the highest goal-scorer in World Cup history.

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Brazil tried to regroup, but Germany did not ease up the pressure and the hosts badly missed their suspended captain Thiago Silva.

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Klose's goal was the first of four in a devastating six minute spell for Germany.

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Toni Kroos then scored two goals in quick succession in the 24th and 25th minutes to take the score to 4-0.

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If the fans thought it couldn't get any worse after that, they were sadly mistaken.

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Sami Khedira applied the finishing touch to another impressive move by Germany to make the score 5-0 after just 29 minutes.

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Brazil's fans were stunned with what they saw.

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Many were in tears after less than 30 minutes of what should have been a great night for the hosts.

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When the fifth goal went in many fans left the stadium, unable to watch what was happening in front of them.

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Around the country fans left public screenings and shouted at their televisions.

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At the start of the second half Brazil improved, but 5-0 was always going to be too much.

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The pain continued for Brazil in the 69th minute when Andre Schuerrle scored Germany's sixth goal.

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When Schuerrle scored his second and Germany's seventh, Brazil were looking at their worst-ever international football defeat.

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Germany's seventh goal was actually greeted by applause in the stadium as fans acknowledged just how impressive Germany's performance was.

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Brazil's record football defeat was a 6-0 loss to Uruguay in 1920.

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A late goal from Oscar prevented Brazil's worst-ever loss but it did nothing to ease the pain of this humiliating defeat.

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After the match coach Luis Felipe Scolari took responsibility for the defeat.

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Scolari said: "Who decided the tactical line up and the way to play, I did, you saw the results, the person responsible is me."

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Scolari added: "If I think of my life, as a football player, as a coach, it was the worst day of my life but life goes on."

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Germany will now face the winner of the second semi-final between Netherlands and Argentina in Sunday evening's final.