Germany Routs Brazil In World Cup Semi-Final 7-1
The Germans tore apart Brazil's porous defense time and time again Tuesday, routing the hosts 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, the largest margin of defeat at this stage in the history of the tournament.
''We wanted to make the people happy ... unfortunately we couldn't,'' said Brazil defender David Luiz, who had scored in each of the last two matches. ''We apologize to all Brazilians.''
The astounding scoreline is sure to overshadow Miroslav Klose's record-setting 16th career World Cup goal. The strike pushed Klose past Brazil great Ronaldo, who was at the Mineirao Stadium on Tuesday as the Germans advanced to their eighth World Cup final.