World Cup 2014: 5 Biggest Talking Points from the Semi-Final Games

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World Cup 2014: 5 Biggest Talking Points from the Semi-Final Games
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After an extraordinary set of semi-final fixtures, the line-up for the 2014 World Cup final is complete, with Germany set to face Argentina in Rio de Janeiro this weekend.

In an astonishing clash on Tuesday, Brazil suffered the heaviest loss by a host nation in the tournament’s history, losing 7-1 to Germany in a game that stunned the football world and left a country in mourning.

And 24 hours later, Argentina booked their place in the biggest match of all, beating the Netherlands in a penalty shootout in Sao Paulo after a goalless draw.

The result is a mouth-watering final at the Maracana, and ahead of Sunday’s showdown, Bleacher Report studies the five biggest talking points to emerge from the midweek action.

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