Thursday, July 10, 2014

1st 2014 World Cup Semifinal Game

Here are some interesting tidbits when Brazil lost to Germany with a score of 7-1 in the first semi-final game of the 2014 World Cup held last 8 July 2014 at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  1. It’s the worst defeat for Brazil since its 6-0 loss to Uruguay at the 1920 South American Championship.
  2. It's the first time Brazil has lost in a competitive game on its home turf since 30 September 1975, in the 1975 Copa America wherein they lost to Peru.
  3. This was the first time a team has scored their opening five goals inside the first 29 minutes. Germany are the first team to score five goals in the first half of any World Cup game since Poland against Haiti in 1974, and the first in a knockout-stage game since Austria beat Switzerland in 1954.
  4. Germany has now scored 223 goals in World Cup history—more than any other country, overtaking Brazil for the lead with 221 and Argentina with with 131. 
  5. Germany's seven goals were the most ever in a World Cup semifinal. Germany's seven goals broke a record for most scored in a semifinal, previously at six, held by Uruguay and Argentina in 1930, and West Germany in 1954. No one had even scored five in a semi since Brazil beat France 5-2 in 1958.
  6. Germany reached the World Cup final for the eighth time, more than any other country.
  7. The previous worst defeats for a host nation at a World Cup were by three goals - South Africa's 3-0 loss to Uruguay in 2010, Mexico's 4-1 loss to Italy in 1958 and Sweden's 5-2 loss to Brazil in the 1958 final.
  8. Germany scored its first five goals in a span of 19 minutes, a feat that has only happened three times before: Hungary vs. El Salvador (1982, 13 minutes), Poland vs. Haiti (1974, 18 minutes) and Austria vs. Switzerland (1954, 9 minutes).
  9. The six-goal margin of victory also broke the record of five in World Cup semi-finals. No country scored six goals in a semifinal since 1954, when Germany beat Austria 6-1.
  10. The three biggest losses ever in Cup history were nine-goal margins: Hungary-El Salvador (10-1), Yugoslavia-Zaire (9-0) and Hungary-South Korea (9-0).
  11. By scoring Germany's second goal, Miroslav Klose became the most prolific goal scorer in World Cup history. Klose now has 16 World Cup goals in his career, breaking a record he shared with Brazil's Ronaldo.
  12. Pragya Thapa, a diehard 15-year-old fan of Brazil in Nepal committed suicide on Wednesday after the South American nation's humiliating defeat at the hands of Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal Tuesday.

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