Brazil Bundled Out Of World Cup During Televised German Training Session

Really, the script couldn’t have been written any better. In a World Cup tournament hosted at home, with a hero cruelly felled by injury, spurring the rest of the team to emotionally rally behind him, staring down the final hurdle before a chance at glory. Disney movies are rarely set up this perfectly. The only problem was that apparently nobody bothered to tell Germany, who rocked up playing the role of the beach bully who not only stomps all over your sandcastle, but knocks the ice cream out of your hands as well.

Host nation Brazil‘s spectacular capitulation in the semi-final of the World Cup is surely going to go down in history as one of the most surreal, all-encompassing, legendary beltings the beautiful game has ever seen. Both teams entered the arena with steel faced determination – Brazil’s team even held the jersey of the fallen Neymar during the national anthems – and then 45 minutes later it was Germany 5, Brazil 0. FIVE. NIL.
The final scoreline of 7-1 almost flatters the home team, whose defensive unit in the first half may have been better served being manned by stationary mannequins.
Cue, the internet:

Germany move into the World Cup final for a record 8th time, and will face the winner of Netherlands vs Argentina, while Brazil will have to settle for battling it out for third place.

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