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Brazil v Germany
250px-Novo mineirão aéreaThe Estádio Mineirão hosted the match.
Event 2014 FIFA World Cup Semi-Finals
Date 8 July 2014
Venue Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Man of the Match Toni Kroos (Germany)
Referee Marco Rodríguez (Mexico)
Attendance 58,141
Weather Clear night
22 °C (71 °F)
51% humidity

The Brazil versus Germany football match that took place on 8 July 2014 at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, was the first semi-final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Both teams reached the stage with an undefeated record in the competition. The game ended in a shocking loss for Brazil; Germany led 5–0 at half time with 4 goals scored in a span of just 6 minutes (between the 23rd and 29th minute). Germany subsequently brought the score up to 7–0 in the second half before Brazil scored a goal at the last minute, ending the match 7–1. Germany's Toni Kroos was selected Man of the Match. The event was administered by CONCACAF officials led by Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez.

Germany's win marked the largest margin of victory in a FIFA World Cup semi-final. The game also saw Germany score the most goals in World Cup history, their 223 overtaking Brazil's 221. Germany's second goal, scored by Miroslav Klose, was his 16th in World Cup play, overtaking Brazil's Ronaldo as the tournament's all-time record goalscorer. Brazil's loss broke its 62-match home unbeaten streak in competitive matches going back to 1975, when it lost 1–3 to Peru in that year's Copa América, and equalled its biggest margin of defeat, a 6–0 loss to Uruguay in 1920, causing the match to be described as a national humiliation.

The game was subsequently referred to by the Brazilian media as the Mineiraço, evoking the spirit of the Maracanaço in which Brazil unexpectedly lost the 1950 FIFA World Cup on home soil to Uruguay. Germany ultimately won the tournament, defeating Argentina 1–0 in the final, and Brazil placed fourth after losing 0–3 to the Netherlands.

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