In one of the most incredible matches in World Cup history, this ridiculous scoreline was an entirely fair reflection of Germany’s dominance.
Jogi Low named an unchanged side from the XI that had narrowly defeated France in the quarter-final.
Luiz Felipe Scolari was without the suspended Thiago Silva, and the injured Neymar. Dante was the obvious replacement at the back, while tricky winger Bernard was a surprise choice to replace Neymar, with Oscar moving inside to become the number ten. Luiz Gustavo returned after suspension, with Paulinho dropping out.
Incredibly, this game was finished after half an hour – it was 5-0, and Brazil were simply trying to avoid further embarrassment. Read more »