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Friday 28 November 2014

Brazil fans react to humiliating 7-1 Germany defeat: In pictures

Brazil fans are devastated while watching the first half on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany on July 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner advances to the final at the famed Maracana stadium.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Brazil fans are devastated while watching the first half on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany on July 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner advances to the final at the famed Maracana stadium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A Brazil soccer fan reacts in frustration as he watches his team play a World Cup semifinal match against Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
A Brazil soccer fan reacts in frustration as she watches her team play a World Cup semifinal match against Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JULY 08: An emotional Brazil fan reacts after being defeated by Germany 7-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 08: Brazil fans are devastated while watching the first half on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany on July 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner advances to the final at the famed Maracana stadium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A dejected Brazil fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Brazil fans are devastated while watching the first half on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany on July 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner advances to the final at the famed Maracana stadium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Brazilian fans watch during the semifinal World Cup game against Germany on July 8, 2014 in Port Chester, United States. Fans, mostly for Brazil, gathered at the Copacabana Restaurant in Westchester County to watch on outdoor TV screens. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JULY 08: An emotional Brazil fan reacts while holding a Neymar mask after being defeated by Germany 7-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Brazil soccer fans watch their team lose to Germany in a World Cup semifinal game on TV in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Brazil fans watch the first half on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany on July 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The winner advances to the final at the famed Maracana stadium. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JULY 8: Fans of Brazil the game between Brazil vs Germany, valid in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup in the streets of Bela Vista neighborhood, on July 8, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bela Vista, or Bexiga, is known for its theater district and the Vai Vai Samba school. (Photo by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
Brazil soccer fans embrace as they watch their team lose to Germany via a live telecast of the World Cup semifinal game in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A Brazilian fan prays before the semifinal World Cup game against Germany on July 8, 2014 in Port Chester, United States. Fans, mostly for Brazil, gathered at the Copacabana Restaurant in Westchester County to watch on outdoor TV screens. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JULY 08: An emotional Brazil fan reacts after being defeated by Germany 7-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Brazil's Marcelo lies dejected on the pitch during the FIFA World Cup Semi Final at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Heartbreaking photos taken during the Fifa World Cup 2014 semi-final match on Tuesday showed the dramatic reactions of devastated Brazil fans as they watch their home team humiliated by Germany.

In a matter of minutes, the German side scored five early goals against the Brazilian team.

Tears flowed like water in the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte as the final scoreline was 7-1.

Images from the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte and from telecasts across the country known as the spiritual home of football, show Brazil fans weeping and screaming in apparent disbelief. Others merely stare on in shock as Muller, Klose, Kroos, Kedira and Schurrle scored.

Fans who had gathered at the golden sands of Copacabana beach groaned and then eerie quiet from nearly the entire Fan Fest — except for a small contingent of about a dozen German supporters, who burst into excited cheers.

Brazil has spent billions of dollars preparing for the tournament, with expectations that home advantage could deliver Brazil a sixth title.

But with star striker Neymar out injured and captain Thiago Silva suspended for the semifinals, Brazilians were wary they could handle the Germans.

Source: Independent

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