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.
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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.
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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.
Ozil nearly makes it nine but the ball rolls just past the far post but on the wrong side.
HIGH: Bernard is in plenty of space on the edge of the area but his shot flies over the bar.
Oscar is played in, beating the German offside trap and his shot flies across the face of goal and out for a throw-in.
Ramires shoots from distance. It's on target but Neuer isn't troubled by it and the No1 comfortably saves.
Germany need one more goals to equal their biggest World Cup win. On 1 June 2002 they beat Saudi Arabia 8-0.
A look back - #Klose celebrates his first #WorldCup goal in 2002, and his latest record-breaking goal today. http://t.co/Ol8NlInoEH— Getty Images Sport (@Getty Images Sport) 08/07/2014 21:38
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.
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.
Joachim Low makes his third and final change.
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Paulinho shoots from a tight angle but it's straight at Neuer who catches the ball safely.
HIGH: Willian's first few touches of the game end in his shot missing high and wide.
Scolari makes his last switch.
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.
Dante goes into book for a late challenge on Muller.
Paulinho attempts an acrobatic overhead kick but it misses just wide, though the No8 was offside so the goal wouldn't have counted.
Schurrle is in alone after a defensive miscue but Julio Cesar is quick off his line to clear.
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.
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.
Fred gets a look on goal but his shot is weak and Neuer saves comfortably.
The most prolific goal-scorer in World Cup history comes off, being replaced by Andre Schurrle.
Neuer saves Paulinho's rebound as well, leaving the Brazil supporters wondering how they're going to be able to score!
Neuer saves the Germans yet again after Paulinho can't find a way through.
Brazil continue to commit numbers forward and Neuer denies Oscar from close range.
Fred plays Ramires into the area and he looks to cross to Oscar but Manuel Neuer is in the way to push clear.
Brazil kick-off the second half, with Joachim Low making one change to Luiz Felipe Scolari's two.
The teams are making their way back out to the pitch, and Luiz Felipe Scolari looks to be making two changes.
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.
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Oscar leads Brazil's first attack since early in the half but his shot is blocked.
Germany are firmly in control, and Brazil are struggling mightly even to regain possessin.
Ozil's ensuing free-kick is sent high over the crossbar.
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.
WIDE: Kroos nearly has his hat-trick but Fernandinho steps in front to block and concedes a corner kick.
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.
GOAL: #BRA 0-2 #GER Miroslav Klose scores his record #worldcup goal #BRAGER – http://t.co/MHoqZFxAb1 http://t.co/LzHCdzmcbT— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 08/07/2014 20:28
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.
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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.
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.
Was this in the script. 1 nil #GER poor marking for the goal but #Mueller is a finisher #greatgoal— Tim Cahill (@Tim Cahill) 08/07/2014 20:21
Oscar controls well in the area and the Chelsea forward turns and squares the ball but Benedikt Howedes intercepts.
Maicon and Bernard connect well on the right side but Maicon's service is lacking and is deflected off of Jerome Boateng.
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.
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!
A quick German counter-attack leads to a corner after Marcelo is able to recover.
Germany look strong in their first attack into Brazil's end, and A Seleção's backline looked uncomfortable in handling the danger.
Sami Khedira shoots but Toni Kroos is in the way and blocks his team-mate's effort.
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.
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.
Brazil earn an early corner, but it is easily cleared by the German backline.
Germany kick off to start the semi-final, wearing their black and red kit.
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.
The German anthem is first to be played and the team and their supporters stand proudly and sing.
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.
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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
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
The teams are gathering in the tunnel and players are reaching across for a pre-match hug and handshake.
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.
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Relive all the goals from Brazil's 2-0 win against Germany in 2002 to lift the World Cup for the record fifth time.
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
DID YOU KNOW?
In this campaign Brazil and Germany have netted the same number of goals (ten) through the same number of scorers (six).
I'm ready! #ballin http://t.co/wWaPnYGbeD— brazuca (@brazuca) 08/07/2014 19:25
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Today's referee is Mexico's Marco Rodriguez
The entire Brazil squad begin warming up as David Luiz leads the charge and the crowd chants, "David! David! David!"
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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.
#MickJagger is in the building, and he’s picking sides. #WorldCup #DFBTeam #GER http://t.co/4tQRbSUxqV— Getty Images Sport (@Getty Images Sport) 08/07/2014 19:18
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.
Brazil's goalkeepers enter the pitch and the crowd gives Julio Cesar, Jefferson and Victor a warm round of applause.
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.
Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
#BRA LINE-UP: Julio Cesar, David Luiz (c), Fernandinho, Marcelo, Hulk, Fred, Oscar, Dante, Luiz Gustavo, Bernard, Maicon #BRAGER #WorldCup— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 08/07/2014 18:49
#GER LINE-UP: Neuer, Hoewedes, Hummels, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Klose, Muller, Lahm (c), Kroos, Boateng #BRAGER #WorldCup #Joinin— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 08/07/2014 18:49
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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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