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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.

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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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Image: Germany's Mueller scores the team's first goal watch during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Brazil at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte

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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Image: Fans of Brazil react while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia

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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Image: Brazilian fans react to their team's loss at the end of their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte

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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