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Thank you for following along with our LIVE coverage from Belo Horizonte, where Germany have beaten hosts Brazil 7-1 in what has been an unbelievable 90 minutes in the Estadio Mineirao. Please join us back in our daily tournament blog, where we'll bring you the latest reactions from today's semi-final, while also previewing Wednesday's second semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands.

18:53
Brazil
BrazilBRA
Germany
GermanyGER

Statistics

Ball possession

51%
49%
11Fouls Committed14
13Attempts On Target12
18Shots14
1Total Goals scored7
0Penalties scored0
18:53
18:50

FULL-TIME: The referee brings the game to an end and the Germans celebrate, while Brazil and their supporters can barely believe what's happened in the past 90 minutes. The result sees Germany through to the Final on Sunday, while Brazil will head to Brasilia on Saturday to compete in the Match for Third Place.

18:49
KROOS
GermanyGER
Midfielder

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED65TOTAL PASSES2GOALS FOR3SHOTS
18:48
The final whistle sounds.
18:47
90'+DRAXLER (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:47
90'+NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.
18:47
90'+DAVID LUIZ (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.
18:47
90'+BERNARD (Brazil) swings in the corner.
18:46
90' OSCAR (Brazil) scores!!

GOAL: Oscar pulls one back for Brazil in the final seconds of the match. David Luiz plays the No11 in deep and Oscar does well cut inside and calmly finish past Neuer.

18:45
90'ÖZIL (Germany) sees an effort go off target.

Ozil nearly makes it nine but the ball rolls just past the far post but on the wrong side.

18:45
90'SCHWEINSTEIGER (Germany) blocks the shot.
18:45
90'RAMIRES (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.
18:45
90'BERNARD (Brazil) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Bernard is in plenty of space on the edge of the area but his shot flies over the bar.

18:44
89'OSCAR (Brazil) sees an effort go off target.

Oscar is played in, beating the German offside trap and his shot flies across the face of goal and out for a throw-in.

18:43
88'ÖZIL (Germany) takes a corner kick.
18:41

Ramires shoots from distance. It's on target but Neuer isn't troubled by it and the No1 comfortably saves.

18:40
85'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.
18:40
85'RAMIRES (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.
18:39

STAT ATTACK:
Germany need one more goals to equal their biggest World Cup win. On 1 June 2002 they beat Saudi Arabia 8-0.

18:38
18:36
81'MARCELO (Brazil) sees an effort go off target.

WIDE: Marcelo attempts a half-volley from the top of the area after a short corner played by Ramires but his bouncing shot misses wide.

18:36
81'RAMIRES (Brazil) swings in the corner.
18:34
79' SCHÜRRLE (Germany) scores!!

GOAL: Schurrle scores his second and Germany's seventh. The Chelsea frontman shoots from an acute angle and beats Cesar, the ball hitting the underside of the bar and settling into the back of the net.

18:32
77'DAVID LUIZ (Brazil) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MÜLLER (Germany).
18:32
76' DRAXLER (in) comes off the bench to replace KHEDIRA (out) (Germany)

Joachim Low makes his third and final change.

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored1
  • Assists1
  • Attempts On Target2
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 1
  • Passes (complete)41 (37)
  • Passes Completion Rate90.24%
  • Tackles0
Germany
GermanyGER
Midfielder
  • 11International Caps
  • 185Centimeters
  • Date of Birth20 Sep 1993
  • Current clubFC Schalke 04 (GER)
18:31
76'SCHWEINSTEIGER (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:30

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18:29
74'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.
18:29
74'PAULINHO (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.
18:27
72'WILLIAN (Brazil) sees an effort go off target.

Paulinho shoots from a tight angle but it's straight at Neuer who catches the ball safely.

18:27

HIGH: Willian's first few touches of the game end in his shot missing high and wide.

18:25
69' WILLIAN (in) comes off the bench to replace FRED (out) (Brazil)

Scolari makes his last switch.

Player Statistics

Brazil
BrazilBRA
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)22 (13)
  • Passes Completion Rate59.09%
  • Tackles0
Brazil
BrazilBRA
Midfielder
  • 10International Caps
  • 176Centimeters
  • Date of Birth09 Aug 1988
  • Current clubChelsea FC (ENG)
18:24
69' SCHÜRRLE (Germany) scores!!

GOAL: Andre Schurrle scores after a strong build-up from Germany, who now lead 6-0. The No9 calmly finishes from Cesar's six-yard area from Ozil's cross.

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Forward
  • Total Goals scored1
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 0
  • Passes (complete)5 (5)
  • Passes Completion Rate100%
  • Tackles1
18:23
68' DANTE (Brazil) is booked by the referee.

Dante goes into book for a late challenge on Muller.

18:23
68'DANTE (Brazil) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MÜLLER (Germany).
18:22
67'PAULINHO (Brazil) is adjudged to be in an offside position.

Paulinho attempts an acrobatic overhead kick but it misses just wide, though the No8 was offside so the goal wouldn't have counted.

18:22

Schurrle is in alone after a defensive miscue but Julio Cesar is quick off his line to clear.

18:20
65'PAULINHO (Brazil) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on HÖWEDES (Germany).
18:19

Bernard does well to chase down the long ball and serve it into the area but no one in yellow is there and Howedes clears.

18:18
63'KROOS (Germany) commits a foul.
18:17
62'OSCAR (Brazil) swings in the corner.
18:16
61'ÖZIL (Germany) swings in the corner.
18:16
61'JULIO CESAR (Brazil) blocks the shot.

GOOD SAVE: Muller looks to have the top corner picked out but Julio Cesar is up to the task and tips it over the bar.

18:16
61'MÜLLER (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
18:15
60'KROOS (Germany) swings in the corner.
18:14
59'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.

Fred gets a look on goal but his shot is weak and Neuer saves comfortably.

18:14
59'FRED (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.
18:14
59'SCHÜRRLE (Germany) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MARCELO (Brazil).

The most prolific goal-scorer in World Cup history comes off, being replaced by Andre Schurrle.

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Forward
  • Total Goals scored1
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target3
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered3 / 0
  • Passes (complete)20 (13)
  • Passes Completion Rate65%
  • Tackles0
Germany
GermanyGER
Forward
  • 37International Caps
  • 184Centimeters
  • Date of Birth06 Nov 1990
  • Current clubChelsea FC (ENG)
18:13
58' SCHÜRRLE (in) comes off the bench to replace KLOSE (out) (Germany)
18:12
57'RAMIRES (Brazil) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:11
56'HÖWEDES (Germany) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OSCAR (Brazil).
18:10
54'L GUSTAVO (Brazil) commits a foul.
18:09
54'OSCAR (Brazil) swings in the corner.
18:08
53'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.

Neuer saves Paulinho's rebound as well, leaving the Brazil supporters wondering how they're going to be able to score!

18:08
53'PAULINHO (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.
18:08
53'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.

Neuer saves the Germans yet again after Paulinho can't find a way through.

18:08
53'PAULINHO (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.
18:08
53'HÖWEDES (Germany) blocks the shot.
18:08
53'MARCELO (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.
18:08
53'BERNARD (Brazil) swings in the corner.
18:07
52'NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.

Brazil continue to commit numbers forward and Neuer denies Oscar from close range.

18:07
52'OSCAR (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.
18:06
51'HÖWEDES (Germany) blocks the shot.
18:06
51'RAMIRES (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.
18:06

Fred plays Ramires into the area and he looks to cross to Oscar but Manuel Neuer is in the way to push clear.

18:03
48'KLOSE (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:02
47'L GUSTAVO (Brazil) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on KHEDIRA (Germany).
18:02
47'BOATENG (Germany) blocks the shot.
18:02
47'RAMIRES (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.
18:01
46'HÖWEDES (Germany) commits a foul.
18:01
46' Before the second half begins MERTESACKER (in) comes off the bench to replace HUMMELS (out) (Germany)

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Defender
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)20 (12)
  • Passes Completion Rate60%
  • Tackles2
Germany
GermanyGER
Defender
  • 102International Caps
  • 198Centimeters
  • Date of Birth29 Sep 1984
  • Current clubArsenal FC (ENG)
18:01
46' Before the second half begins RAMIRES (in) comes off the bench to replace HULK (out) (Brazil)

Player Statistics

Brazil
BrazilBRA
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)16 (8)
  • Passes Completion Rate50%
  • Tackles0
Brazil
BrazilBRA
Midfielder
  • 47International Caps
  • 181Centimeters
  • Date of Birth24 Mar 1987
  • Current clubChelsea FC (ENG)
18:01
46' Before the second half begins PAULINHO (in) comes off the bench to replace FERNANDINHO (out) (Brazil)

Player Statistics

Brazil
BrazilBRA
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)25 (20)
  • Passes Completion Rate80%
  • Tackles3
Brazil
BrazilBRA
Midfielder
  • 30International Caps
  • 181Centimeters
  • Date of Birth25 Jul 1988
  • Current clubTottenham Hotspur FC (ENG)
18:01
The second half kicks off.

Brazil kick-off the second half, with Joachim Low making one change to Luiz Felipe Scolari's two.

17:59

The teams are making their way back out to the pitch, and Luiz Felipe Scolari looks to be making two changes.

17:52
17:47

HALF-TIME: Marco Rodriguez whistles for half-time and the Estadio Mineirao is still in disbelief of the scoreline as the two teams head back into the tunnel. Five goals 18 minutes have given Germany an all but insurmountable lead, and Luiz Felipe Scolari will need to work a second-half miracle if Brazil are to find a way into the Final.

17:46

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17:46
Brazil
BrazilBRA
Germany
GermanyGER

Statistics

Ball possession

53%
47%
5Fouls Committed6
1Attempts On Target9
2Shots10
0Total Goals scored5
0Penalties scored0
17:46
The referee brings the first half to an end.
17:43
44'KHEDIRA (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:42

GERMANY CELEBRATE

17:41
42'OSCAR (Brazil) sees his effort hit the target.

Oscar leads Brazil's first attack since early in the half but his shot is blocked.

17:41
42'LAHM (Germany) blocks the shot.
17:40
41'HÖWEDES (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:40

Germany are firmly in control, and Brazil are struggling mightly even to regain possessin.

17:37
38'ÖZIL (Germany) strikes his free-kick wide.

Ozil's ensuing free-kick is sent high over the crossbar.

17:37
38'L GUSTAVO (Brazil) commits a foul.

After a long spell of possession for Germany, Luis Gustavo takes down Thomas Muller just outside the area out of frustration to concede a dangerous free-kick.

17:35
36'HULK (Brazil) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:32
33'DAVID LUIZ (Brazil) commits a foul.
17:31
32'ÖZIL (Germany) swings in the corner.
17:31
32'FERNANDINHO (Brazil) blocks the shot.

WIDE: Kroos nearly has his hat-trick but Fernandinho steps in front to block and concedes a corner kick.

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored1
  • Assists1
  • Attempts On Target2
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)18 (17)
  • Passes Completion Rate94.44%
  • Tackles0
17:31
32'KROOS (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
17:30
31'FRED (Brazil) is ruled offside.
17:29
30'HÖWEDES (Germany) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on HULK (Brazil).
17:28
29' KHEDIRA (Germany) scores!!

GOAL: Sami Khedira finishes Germany's fifth! A strong build-up with Mesut Ozil and Miroslav Klose on either side of the Germany No6 spread the Brazil defence thin and Khedira is able to finish in the bottom corner.

17:28
17:25
26' KROOS (Germany) scores!!

GOAL: Kroos makes it four with his second goal in two minutes! The Estadio Mineirao is in stunned silence, with the exception of the singing Germany supporters. Khedira leads the German counter-attack and selfishly passes off to Kroos for a simple tap-in.

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored2
  • Assists1
  • Attempts On Target2
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)12 (11)
  • Passes Completion Rate91.67%
  • Tackles0
17:24

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17:24
24' KROOS (Germany) scores!!

GOAL: Toni Kroos takes Germany's lead to three! Mesut Ozil passes to Philipp Lahm, who serves a teasing ball across the box. Muller misses but it finds its way to Kroos, who hits a stunner past Cesar.

17:22
23' KLOSE (Germany) scores!!

GOAL: Miroslav Klose scores to double Germany's lead and becomes the all-time World Cup scoring leader with his 16th goal. Julio Cesar saves Klose's first effort but he can only parry it away and the No11 is first to the rebound to pass it into an empty net.

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Forward
  • Total Goals scored1
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target3
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered2 / 0
  • Passes (complete)8 (6)
  • Passes Completion Rate75%
  • Tackles0
17:22
23'JULIO CESAR (Brazil) blocks the shot.
17:22
23'KLOSE (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
17:21
21'JULIO CESAR (Brazil) blocks the shot.
17:21
17:21
21'KLOSE (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.
17:20

MULLER SCORES

17:18
19'MÜLLER (Germany) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OSCAR (Brazil).
17:18

Oscar controls well in the area and the Chelsea forward turns and squares the ball but Benedikt Howedes intercepts.

17:17
18'BERNARD (Brazil) takes a corner kick.
17:16

Maicon and Bernard connect well on the right side but Maicon's service is lacking and is deflected off of Jerome Boateng.

17:15
16'BERNARD (Brazil) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:14
15'DAVID LUIZ (Brazil) illegally handles the ball.
17:13
14'MARCELO (Brazil) commits a foul.
17:13

David Luiz leads an excellent Brazil counter-attack and passes to Hulk, but he holds onto the ball for too long and his cross is cut out by the German defence.

17:10
11' MÜLLER (Germany) scores!!

GOAL: Thomas Muller scores off the corner after the ball drops to the unmarked No13 in the middle of the area and the Bayern Munich man calmly side-foots it past Julio Cesar!

Player Statistics

Germany
GermanyGER
Forward
  • Total Goals scored1
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 0
  • Passes (complete)6 (4)
  • Passes Completion Rate66.67%
  • Tackles0
17:10
11'KROOS (Germany) swings in the corner.
17:10

A quick German counter-attack leads to a corner after Marcelo is able to recover.

17:09
10'KLOSE (Germany) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DAVID LUIZ (Brazil).
17:09

Germany look strong in their first attack into Brazil's end, and A Seleção's backline looked uncomfortable in handling the danger.

17:08
9'MÜLLER (Germany) commits a foul.
17:07
8'KLOSE (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:07
8' (Brazil) blocks the shot.
17:07
8'KHEDIRA (Germany) sees his effort hit the target.

Sami Khedira shoots but Toni Kroos is in the way and blocks his team-mate's effort.

17:04

Hulk is on the receiving end of a long ball and the No7 brings it down well. His early cross tries to find Bernard but Neuer is there to intercept.

17:02
3'MARCELO (Brazil) sees an effort go off target.

WIDE: Marcelo finds some space on the left side of the but he pulls his shot across the face of goal and misses wide of Manuel Neuer's far post.

17:01
2'OSCAR (Brazil) takes a corner kick.

Brazil earn an early corner, but it is easily cleared by the German backline.

17:00
The match kicks off.

Germany kick off to start the semi-final, wearing their black and red kit.

16:58

THE LINE-UPS

16:58

Next up is Brazil's Hino Nacional Brasileiro, and the entire stadium seems to sing along with the team, and the atmosphere is absolutely buzzing.

16:56

The German anthem is first to be played and the team and their supporters stand proudly and sing.

16:55
16:55

And here they come now. Luiz Felipe Scolari and Joachim Low share a hug as they make their way to their techincal areas. The entire crowd in the Estadio Mineirao is on their feet.

16:50

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Brazil
BrazilBRA

12 JULIO CESAR, 2 Dani ALVES, 4 DAVID LUIZ, 6 MARCELO, 13 DANTE, 5 FERNANDINHO, 8 PAULINHO, 11 OSCAR, 17 LUIZ GUSTAVO, 7 HULK, 9 FRED

Germany
GermanyGER

1 Manuel NEUER, 4 Benedikt HOEWEDES, 5 Mats HUMMELS, 16 Philipp LAHM, 20 Jerome BOATENG, 6 Sami KHEDIRA, 7 Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER, 8 Mesut OEZIL, 18 Toni KROOS, 11 Miroslav KLOSE, 13 Thomas MUELLER

16:50

The teams are gathering in the tunnel and players are reaching across for a pre-match hug and handshake.

16:44

HOW THEY GOT HERE
Take a look at the video highlights from Germany's 1-0 win over France in the quarter-finals and Brazil's 2-1 victory against Colombia to reach the semi-finals.

16:40

STAT ATTACK:
This is Germany’s first showdown against South American opposition in a World Cup semi-final. Meanwhile Brazil have already faced European opponents five times in this round and lost only once, to Italy in 1938, before reaching the Final on every successive occasion by overcoming France in 1958, Sweden in 1994, the Netherlands in 1998 and Turkey in 2002.

16:40

Head-to-Head

Brazil
BrazilBRA
Germany
GermanyGER
.12Wins4.
.5Draws5.
39Total Goals scored24
16:35

FINAL HIGHLIGHTS
Relive all the goals from Brazil's 2-0 win against Germany in 2002 to lift the World Cup for the record fifth time.

16:31

2002 IN PHOTOS
Take a look back at the last time these two met in the World Cup, in the Final of Korea/Japan 2002

16:30

DID YOU KNOW?
In this campaign Brazil and Germany have netted the same number of goals (ten) through the same number of scorers (six).

16:25
16:23

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Today's referee is Mexico's Marco Rodriguez

16:21

The entire Brazil squad begin warming up as David Luiz leads the charge and the crowd chants, "David! David! David!"

16:20

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16:20

STAT ATTACK:
Brazil and Germany have played more World Cup games (102 and 104 respectively), recorded more wins (70 and 64) and scored more goals (220 for Brazil, 216 for Germany) than any other team in the competition’s history.

16:18
16:14

HEAD TO HEAD:
Brazil lead the head-to-head series by 12 victories to four from 21 previous meetings, with the other five ending drawn. The teams’ only engagement in the FIFA World Cup came in the 2002 Final, which the South Americans won 2-0 thanks to a Ronaldo brace.

16:13

Brazil's goalkeepers enter the pitch and the crowd gives Julio Cesar, Jefferson and Victor a warm round of applause.

16:05

KLOSE TO THE RECORD: 
Miroslav Klose 
starts today and he goes joint-second, level with Paolo Maldini, on the all-time World Cup appearances list with 22.

15:59

INSIDE THE DRESSING ROOMS: 

15:49

Weather

Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte

  • Cloudy
  • 22° CTemperature
  • 7 m/sWind
  • 51 %Humidity
15:49
Brazil
BrazilBRA
  • 12JULIO CESAR (GK)
  • 4DAVID LUIZ (C)
  • 5FERNANDINHO
  • 6MARCELO
  • 7HULK
  • 9FRED
  • 11OSCAR
  • 13DANTE
  • 17L GUSTAVO
  • 20BERNARD
  • 23MAICON
Germany
GermanyGER
  • 1NEUER (GK)
  • 4HÖWEDES
  • 5HUMMELS
  • 6KHEDIRA
  • 7SCHWEINSTEIGER
  • 8ÖZIL
  • 11KLOSE
  • 13MÜLLER
  • 16LAHM (C)
  • 18KROOS
  • 20BOATENG
15:49

LINE-UPS: 

15:43

BOA TARDES / WILLKOMMEN: 
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the first Brazil 2014 semi-final between the hosts and Germany. There are now just four games left of this World Cup and the first of that quartet is a mouthwatering tie in prospect. The only time these two have met in the World Cup was A Seleção's 2002 Final win, when Ronaldo grabbed a brace to see Brazil to their fifth title. Germany will be looking for revenge of sorts today, and a place in the 2014 World Cup Final would go some way to repairing the damage.

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