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Tuesday 21 October 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 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)
Brazil's Marcelo lies dejected on the pitch during the FIFA World Cup Semi Final at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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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