World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Brazil vs. Germany Semi-Final

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World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from Brazil vs. Germany Semi-Final
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It was unexpected in its arrival, horrific in its unraveling.

On Tuesday at Estadio Mineirao, Germany inflicted a record defeat upon host nation Brazil, winning 7-1 at the semi-final stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

First, it was Thomas Mueller scoring from a corner kick; then the floodgates opened.

By the time the Blitzkrieg of Belo Horizonte was complete, five German players had found the back of the net, and Miroslav Klose had set a new record for World Cup goals.

Individually and collectively, there were many winners and losers from the match. Following are just a few.

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