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

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World Cup Results 2014: Final Score, Updated Golden Boot Contenders After Day 27
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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
Matchup Result Germany Goals Brazil Goals
Brazil vs. Germany GER 7-1 BRA Thomas Mueller 11', Miroslav Klose 23', Toni Kroos 24', 26, Sami Khedira 29', Andre Schuerrle 69', 79' Oscar 90'

2014 World Cup: Updated Golden Boot Standings
Player Country Goals
James Rodriguez Colombia 6
Thomas Mueller Germany 5
Neymar Brazil 4
Lionel Messi Argentina 4
Karim Benzema France 3
Enner Valencia Ecuador 3
Arjen Robben Netherlands 3
Andre Schuerrle Germany 3
Robin van Persie Netherlands 3
Xherdan Shaqiri Switzerland 3
Toni Kroos Germany 2
Oscar Brazil 2
Jackson Martinez Colombia 2
Gervinho Ivory Coast 2
Luis Suarez Uruguay 2
Tim Cahill Australia 2
Mario Mandzukic Croatia 2
Miroslav Klose Germany 2
Ahmed Musa Nigeria 2
Andre Ayew Ghana 2
Clint Dempsey United States 2
Memphis Depay Netherlands 2
Ivan Perisic Croatia 2
Wilfried Bony Ivory Coast 2
Asamoah Gyan Ghana 2
Islam Slimani Algeria 2
Alexis Sanchez Chile 2
Bryan Ruiz Costa Rica 2
Mats Hummels Germany 2
Abdelmoumene Djabou Algeria 2
David Luiz Brazil 2
Angel Di Maria Argentina 1
Kevin De Bruyne Belgium 1
Romelu Lukaku Belgium 1
Julian Green United States 1
Thiago Silva Brazil 1
Avdija Vrsajevic Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
Reza Ghoochannejhad Iran 1
Marcos Rojo Argentina 1
Juan Cuadrado Colombia 1
Andreas Samaris Greece 1
Georgios Samaras Greece 1
Diego Godin Uruguay 1
Blaise Matuidi France 1
Mathieu Valbuena France 1
Moussa Sissoko France 1
Blerim Dzemaili Switzerland 1
Granit Xhaka Switzerland 1
Wayne Rooney England 1
Juan Quintero Colombia 1
Ivica Olic Croatia 1
Mile Jedinak Australia 1
Eduardo Vargas Chile 1
Charles Aranguiz Chile 1
Sami Khedira Germany 1
Sofiane Feghouli Iran 1
Marouane Fellaini Belgium 1
Dries Mertens Belgium 1
Lee Keun-Ho South Korea 1
Alexander Kerzhakov Russia 1
Mario Balotelli Italy 1
Claudio Marchisio Italy 1
Daniel Sturridge England 1
Edinson Cavani Uruguay 1
Joel Campbell Costa Rica 1
Oscar Duarte Costa Rica 1
Marcos Urena Costa Rica 1
Pablo Armero Colombia 1
Teofilo Gutierrez Colombia 1
Stefan de Vrij Netherlands 1
Oribe Peralta Mexico 1
Jorge Valdívia Chile 1
Jean Beausejour Chile 1
Keisuke Honda Japan 1
Admir Mehmedi Switzerland 1
Haris Seferovic Switzerland 1
Carlo Costly Honduras 1
Vedad Ibisevic Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
Olivier Giroud France 1
John Anthony Brooks United States 1
Mario Gotze Germany 1
Edin Dzeko Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
Peter Odemwingie Nigeria 1
Divock Origi Belgium 1
Miralem Pjanic Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
Rafik Halliche Algeria 1
Son Heung Min South Korea 1
Yacine Brahimi Algeria 1
Koo Jacheol South Korea 1
Nani Portugal 1
Jermaine Jones United States 1
Silvestre Varela Portugal 1
David Villa Spain 1
Fernando Torres Spain 1
Juan Mata Spain 1
Leroy Fer Netherlands 1
Rafael Marquez Mexico 1
Andres Guardado Mexico 1
Javier Hernandez Mexico 1
Joel Matip Cameroon 1
Fred Brazil 1
Fernandinho Brazil 1
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 1
Aleksandr Kokorin Russia 1
Jan Vertonghen Belgium 1
Giovani dos Santos Mexico 1
Wesley Sneijder Netherlands 1
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Netherlands 1
Sokratis Papastathopoulos Greece 1
Paul Pogba France 1
Mesut Ozil Germany 1
Gonzalo Higuain Argentina 1


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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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