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Germany Crushes Brazil’s World Cup Chances with Devastating 7-1 Win

World Cup host country Brazil’s dreams were cut short by a shocking 7-1 defeat at the hands of Germanyin Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.

Fans of Brazil cheer as they arrive at Mineirao Stadium, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, before the start of the FIFA World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany, on July 8, 2014. Germany routed Brazil, 7-1.

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Germany's Miroslav Klose, left, and Brazil's David Luiz go for a header.

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Germany's Thomas Mueller, left, scores the team's first goal next to Brazil's David Luiz (4) as Marcelo (6) and Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar (12) watch.

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Nathalie Dorner celebrates after a German goal in New York City. Germany scored an unprecendented five unanswered goals in the first half of the game.

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Germany's Jerome Boateng in action against Brazil's Hulk.

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A Brazil fan reacts while watching a broadcast of the game at the Fan Fest in Brasilia.

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Brazil's Fernandinho reacts after Germany's Toni Kroos scored his side's third goal.

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Germany's midfielder Toni Kroos celebrates after scoring.

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David Luiz of Brazil looks on after Germany scores a fifth goal.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany acknowledges the fans after a 7-1 victory during the World Cup match between Brazil and Germany.

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A disconsolate Brazilian fan clutches a replica of the World Cup trophy at the end of the semifinal at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.

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