FIFA World Cup: Brazil’s first since 1934

After 1934, where they lost 4-8 to Yugoslavia in a friendly, this was the first time Brazil conceded 7 or more goals.

By: Reuters | Belo Horizonte | Updated: July 9, 2014 5:06 am


A general view of the scoreboard shows the results at the end of the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany (Source: Reuters) A general view of the scoreboard shows the results at the end of the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany (Source: Reuters)

Brazil’s 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany on Tuesday broke a host of records, both for the World Cup and for the hosts and five-times champions:

* It equalled Brazil’s worst-ever defeat, a 6-0 thrashing by Uruguay at the 1920 Copa America.

* It was by far their worst loss at the World Cup, easily surpassing the 3-0 reverse to France in the 1998 final.

* It was Brazil’s first home defeat in a competitive match since they lost 3-1 to Peru in the Copa America in 1975, also in Belo Horizonte. (Also Read: Loew feels sorry for Scolari)

* It was Brazil’s first home defeat in any match since they were beaten 1-0 by Paraguay in 2002.

* Brazil joined Zaire and Haiti as the only team to go into the halftime break losing by five or more goals at halftime.

* The only previous time Brazil conceded seven goals or more in a match was an 8-4 friendly loss to Yugoslavia in 1934. (Analysis: German blend a toast of the Cup)

* Miroslav Klose’s second goal for Germany made him the World Cup’s all-time record scorer with 16 goals, eclipsing former Brazil striker Ronaldo. Ronaldo was in the stadium, commentating for Globo television.

* Brazil’s previous heaviest defeat to Germany was 2-0 in a 1986 friendly.

* Germany became the first team to score seven goals in a World Cup semi-final.

* The last team to score six or more goals in a World Cup semi-final were West Germany when they beat Austria 6-1 in 1954. Argentina and Uruguay both won 6-1 in the 1930 semi-finals.

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First Published on: July 9, 2014 4:56 am
  1. N
    Jul 9, 2014 at 5:23 am
    Brazil are better than the scoreline suggests, but reality is, they were never the "force" which people believed to be. They were over dependent on Neymar in attack and frankly, their defenders do not defend. This hiding was coming and everyone knew it. They escaped both Chile and Columbia, both matches, they were never in control. It is good that they are knocked out now. A proper footballing team deserves a shot at the world cup !

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