World Cup 2014
World cup 2014

Records tumble as Brazil are utterly humiliated

The landmarks that Germany toppled in Belo Horizonte

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 July, 2014, 6:10am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 July, 2014, 6:59am
 

Germany’s shattering 7-1 humiliation of hosts Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday broke or equalled multiple football records:

Brazil’s equal-heaviest defeat
Previous record: 6-0 (v Uruguay, South American Championship; Vina del Mar, Chile; September 1920)

Brazil’s heaviest defeat on home soil
Previous record: 1-5 (v Argentina, friendly; Rio de Janeiro; January 1939)

Brazil’s heaviest World Cup defeat
Previous record: 0-3 v France (final; Paris; July 1998)

Most goals conceded by Brazil at a World Cup
Previous record: Brazil 6-5 Poland (after extra time, last 16; Strasbourg, France; June 1938)

Heaviest defeat for a World Cup host nation
Previous record:
Sweden 2-5 Brazil (final; Solna; June 1958)
Mexico 1-4 Italy (quarter-finals; Toluca; June 1970)
South Africa 0-3 Uruguay (group phase; Pretoria; June 2010)

Equalled the most goals conceded by a World Cup host nation in a single game
Previous record: Switzerland 5-7 Austria (quarter-finals; Lausanne; June 1954)

Biggest World Cup semi-final win
Previous record:
Argentina 6-1 United States (Montevideo; July 1930)
Uruguay 6-1 Yugoslavia (Montevideo; July 1930)
West Germany 6-1 Austria (Basel, Switzerland; June 1954)
NB: Argentina beat Peru 6-0 in second-round match (replacing semi-finals) at 1978 tournament in Rosario, Argentina

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