Thursday, July 10, 2014
Five facts on Miroslav Klose who became the leading all-time goalscorer in World Cup history with his 16th goal in the 7-1 mauling of hosts Brazil in the semifinal on Tuesday:
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari took responsibility for Germany's 7-1 thrashing of his star-studded side that took him to rock bottom in a career that has seen spectacular highs as well as controversy.
Miroslav Klose found perhaps the only way to make matters worse for Brazil.
Germans awoke on Wednesday to discover the 7-1 demolition of Brazil in their World Cup semifinal was not a delightful dream but a scarcely believable reality.
Brazil's record defeat at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semifinal sent social networks into overdrive, with Twitter and Facebook beating previous marks of activity for sporting events.
An anti-gambling advert that featured a man putting his son's life savings on Germany winning the World Cup was widely panned by Singaporeans online Wednesday after it was shown during Brazil's crushing defeat.
A considerable crowd of soccer fans and revelers braved the 4 a.m. World Cup live broadcast schedule on Wednesday morning at Wendel's German Bakery & Bistro to witness the humiliating and crushing 7-1 victory over Brazil by Germany.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion Tuesday as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1, sending the hosts crashing to the worst defeat in their 100-year footballing history.1 Comment
Fuelled by decades of hurt, Lionel Messi's Argentina and Arjen Robben's Holland will carry competing motivations into Wednesday's tantalizing World Cup semifinal showdown at Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena.
Win or lose Wednesday's semifinal against Argentina, Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal will leave the World Cup having firmly reinforced his reputation as a master tactician.