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World Cup Results 2014: Final Score, Updated Golden Boot Contenders After Day 27

Germany's Philipp Lahm, Sami Khedira, Thomas Mueller and Miroslav Klose, from left, smile after their team scored during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Nate LoopFeatured ColumnistJuly 8, 2014

Well, that was unexpected.

Germany, perhaps under the impression that multiple players can win the Golden Boot award, eviscerated a confused, listless Brazil side 7-1 to move on to the 2014 World Cup Final.

Thomas Mueller opened the scoring for Germany and is now within one goal of Colombia's James Rodriguez for the Golden Boot.

Miroslav Klose scored his 16th career World Cup goal, pushing him one tally clear of Ronaldo for sole possession of the all-time scoring record.

Here is the final scoring record from the game along with the updated Golden Boot standings, followed by a recap of the game's action.

2014 World Cup: Day 27 Final Score
MatchupResultGermany GoalsBrazil Goals
Brazil vs. GermanyGER 7-1 BRAThomas Mueller 11', Miroslav Klose 23', Toni Kroos 24', 26, Sami Khedira 29', Andre Schuerrle 69', 79'Oscar 90'
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2014 World Cup: Updated Golden Boot Standings
PlayerCountryGoals
James RodriguezColombia6
Thomas MuellerGermany5
NeymarBrazil4
Lionel MessiArgentina4
Karim BenzemaFrance3
Enner ValenciaEcuador3
Arjen RobbenNetherlands3
Andre SchuerrleGermany3
Robin van PersieNetherlands3
Xherdan ShaqiriSwitzerland3
Toni KroosGermany2
OscarBrazil2
Jackson MartinezColombia2
GervinhoIvory Coast2
Luis SuarezUruguay2
Tim CahillAustralia2
Mario MandzukicCroatia2
Miroslav KloseGermany2
Ahmed MusaNigeria2
Andre AyewGhana2
Clint DempseyUnited States2
Memphis DepayNetherlands2
Ivan PerisicCroatia2
Wilfried BonyIvory Coast2
Asamoah GyanGhana2
Islam SlimaniAlgeria2
Alexis SanchezChile2
Bryan RuizCosta Rica2
Mats HummelsGermany2
Abdelmoumene DjabouAlgeria2
David LuizBrazil2
Angel Di MariaArgentina1
Kevin De BruyneBelgium1
Romelu LukakuBelgium1
Julian GreenUnited States1
Thiago SilvaBrazil1
Avdija VrsajevicBosnia and Herzegovina1
Reza GhoochannejhadIran1
Marcos RojoArgentina1
Juan CuadradoColombia1
Andreas SamarisGreece1
Georgios SamarasGreece1
Diego GodinUruguay1
Blaise MatuidiFrance1
Mathieu ValbuenaFrance1
Moussa SissokoFrance1
Blerim DzemailiSwitzerland1
Granit XhakaSwitzerland1
Wayne RooneyEngland1
Juan QuinteroColombia1
Ivica OlicCroatia1
Mile JedinakAustralia1
Eduardo VargasChile1
Charles AranguizChile1
Sami KhediraGermany1
Sofiane FeghouliIran1
Marouane FellainiBelgium1
Dries MertensBelgium1
Lee Keun-HoSouth Korea1
Alexander KerzhakovRussia1
Mario BalotelliItaly1
Claudio MarchisioItaly1
Daniel SturridgeEngland1
Edinson CavaniUruguay1
Joel CampbellCosta Rica1
Oscar DuarteCosta Rica1
Marcos UrenaCosta Rica1
Pablo ArmeroColombia1
Teofilo GutierrezColombia1
Stefan de VrijNetherlands1
Oribe PeraltaMexico1
Jorge ValdíviaChile1
Jean BeausejourChile1
Keisuke HondaJapan1
Admir MehmediSwitzerland1
Haris SeferovicSwitzerland1
Carlo CostlyHonduras1
Vedad IbisevicBosnia and Herzegovina1
Olivier GiroudFrance1
John Anthony BrooksUnited States1
Mario GotzeGermany1
Edin DzekoBosnia and Herzegovina1
Peter OdemwingieNigeria1
Divock OrigiBelgium1
Miralem PjanicBosnia and Herzegovina1
Rafik HallicheAlgeria1
Son Heung MinSouth Korea1
Yacine BrahimiAlgeria1
Koo JacheolSouth Korea1
NaniPortugal1
Jermaine JonesUnited States1
Silvestre VarelaPortugal1
David VillaSpain1
Fernando TorresSpain1
Juan MataSpain1
Leroy FerNetherlands1
Rafael MarquezMexico1
Andres GuardadoMexico1
Javier HernandezMexico1
Joel MatipCameroon1
FredBrazil1
FernandinhoBrazil1
Cristiano RonaldoPortugal1
Aleksandr KokorinRussia1
Jan VertonghenBelgium1
Giovani dos SantosMexico1
Wesley SneijderNetherlands1
Klaas-Jan HuntelaarNetherlands1
Sokratis PapastathopoulosGreece1
Paul PogbaFrance1
Mesut OzilGermany1
Gonzalo HiguainArgentina1
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Recap

Themba Hadebe/Associated Press

Five goals in 18 minutes. That's all anyone needs to know to understand just how swiftly Brazil dissolved the hopes of a nation with its anemic play.

The Selecao knew they were in for a tough game without their talisman, Neymar, on the pitch, but no one could have expected this.

Mueller opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a sumptuous strike off a corner kick. He was left completely unmarked on that play, a sign of things to come.

Klose then notched his record-breaking goal with a rebound strike in the 23rd minute. This was the moment that truly marked the beginning of the rout.

Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl couldn't find a straightforward explanation for this performance:

The Brazil defense was in shambles, Luiz Gustavo and Fernandinho struggled to string together any passes, and the attacking contingent rarely had a touch of the ball during the nightmare stretch in the first half. 

Squawka Football noted that center-back David Luiz was all over the pitch, to his team's detriment:

Toni Kroos scored twice in the span of three minutes, thanks to some lazy passing from Marcelo and abhorrent marking from Luiz. His strong interplay with Sami Khedira led to the latter getting a goal of his own to make the score 5-0 after 29 minutes of play.

Squawka Football accurately captured just how that deluge of goals felt:

Unfathomable. Hard to believe. When the ESPN cameras panned over the crowd, nearly every fan captured was in tears or lost in their own minds, a blank thousand-yard-stare down to the pitch where all the mayhem was taking place.

The New York Times' Sam Borden relayed the unbelievable scene at the stadium:

Brazil, to its credit, mustered some strong attacks in the second half, but goalkeeper/wannabe sweeper Manuel Neuer made a pair of incredible saves to hold the clean sheet.

Andre Schuerrle then added insult to injury with a second-half brace to make the score 7-0 to Germany.

Oscar scored a rather perfunctory goal for Brazil in the 90th minute to deny the clean sheet at the very least.

Brazil coach Luiz Scolari let everyone know how he felt about the match, via Borden:

Germany awaits the winner of the Argentina-Netherlands semifinal. Die Mannschaft will almost assuredly be considered the favorites for that match based on their dominating performance against the host nation.

The Brazilian squad has no chance to slip away from the spotlight, as they are now set to play in the third-place game on July 12 against the loser of Argentina-Netherlands.

A victory in that game would likely do next to nothing toward erasing this devastating loss from the country's memory. This game is now woven into the fabric of the team's history. There's always 2018 in Russia.

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