FIFA World Cup: German Press Swoon as Brazil are Routed

Brazil suffered their worst international defeat while the Germans' goal-haul led to the highest scoring semi-final in FIFA World Cup history.

Updated: July 09, 2014 12:16 IST
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The German football team acknowledges the crowd after winning the FIFA World Cup match vs Brazil.
The German football team acknowledges the crowd after winning the FIFA World Cup match vs Brazil.

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Berlin: Germany's national media were left swooning on Tuesday after their football team's stunning 7-1 hammering of hosts Brazil in the World Cup semi-final.

"This victory is for eternity!" beamed top-selling daily Bild with Miroslav Klose referred to as a "football god" after scoring his 16th World Cup goal to become the tournament's all-time sole top scorer. (Local Press Slam Brazil)

Brazil suffered their worst international defeat while the Germans' goal-haul led to the highest scoring semi-final in World Cup history. (Brazil Stunned)

"Argentina? Holland? It doesn't matter! Germany are the favourites," enthused Die Welt. (Luiz Apologises)

Those two nations will now meet in Wednesday's other semi-final for a place against the Germans in Sunday's final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.

"The miracle of Belo Horizonte is already legendary," the Berlin-based broadsheet added after Andre Schuerrle and Toni Kroos both netted twice in the rout as Germany raced into a 5-0 lead after just 30 minutes.

Germany will contest their first final since 2002 with Munich-based Sueddeutsche Zeitung declaring "In a rush to get to Rio!" after Thomas Mueller put the Germans ahead after just 11 minutes.

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