Brazil v Germany: Facts & Records

July 9, 2014

Germany’s remarkable opening half-hour gave them a 5-0 lead against Brazil and made history in a number of ways – as did Brazil’s defeat. Here is a look at the top facts & records from Tuesday’s 7-1 semi-final:

Germany Highs

  • By scoring Germany’s second goal, Miroslav Klose became the most prolific goal scorer in World Cup history. Klose now has 16 World Cup goals in his career, breaking a record he shared with Brazil’s Ronaldo.
  • Germany are the first team to score five goals in the first half of any World Cup game since Poland against Haiti in 1974, and the first in a knockout-stage game since Austria beat Switzerland in 1954.
  • Germany’s seven goals broke a record for most scored in a semifinal, previously at six, held by Uruguay and Argentina in 1930, and West Germany in 1954. No one had even scored five in a semi since Brazil beat France 5-2 in 1958.
  • The six-goal margin of victory also broke the record of five in World Cup semi-finals.
  • Germany are now the all-time top scoring team in World Cup history with 223 goals. They passed Brazil at 220 in the first half.
  • Germany have taken a 5-0 lead three previous times in the World Cup – against Saudia Arabia in 2002 (8-0 final), Mexico in 1970 (6-0) and Switzerland in 1966 (5-0).
  • Germany reached the World Cup final for the eighth time, more than any other country.
  • Thomas Muller is the 13th player to score 10 career World Cup goals, and the second player to score five goals at consecutive World Cups after Klose in 2002 and 2006.
  • The fastest ever time to score 4 goals in a World Cup match (6 minutes).

Brazil Lows

  • Brazil’s six-goal defeat equals their worst loss in team history – 6-0 to Uruguay in the 1920 Copa America.
  • Brazil had not allowed five goals in an entire World Cup since 1998. They allowed four in five matches in 2010, two in five matches in 2006, and four in seven matches in 2002.
  • Brazil had never before trailed by four goals in any World Cup match. That’s 102 previous matches.
  • Brazil have allowed five goals in official games just eight times – six in 1940 or earlier, and twice in 1963. Six goals? Not since 1940. Seven? Not since an 8-4 friendly defeat to Yugoslavia in 1934.
  • The previous worst defeats for a host nation at a World Cup were by three goals – South Africa’s 3-0 loss to Uruguay in 2010, Mexico’s 4-1 loss to Italy in 1958 and Sweden’s 5-2 loss to Brazil in the 1958 final.
  • Brazil lost at home in a competitive match for the first time since the 1975 Copa America to Peru – a period of 63 games.
  • The last time Brazil lost a World Cup match at home was the 1950 final, which caused the team to change its kit.

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World Cup 2014

Group A

#TeamGPWLDFA+/-PTS
1Brazil32017257
2Mexico32014137
3Croatia31206603
4Cameroon303019-80
Date/TimeHome TeamScoreAway Team
Thu - Jun 12
4:00 pmBrazil3 - 1Croatia
Fri - Jun 13
12:00 pmMexico1 - 0Cameroon
Tue - Jun 17
3:00 pmBrazil0 - 0Mexico
Wed - Jun 18
6:00 pmCameroon0 - 4Croatia
Mon - Jun 23
4:00 pmCameroon1 - 4Brazil
4:00 pmCroatia1 - 3Mexico

Group B

#TeamGPWLDFA+/-PTS
1Netherlands330010379
2Chile32105326
3Spain312047-33
4Australia303039-60
Date/TimeHome TeamScoreAway Team
Fri - Jun 13
3:00 pmSpain1 - 5Netherlands
6:00 pmChile3 - 1Australia
Wed - Jun 18
3:00 pmSpain0 - 2Chile
12:00 pmAustralia2 - 3Netherlands
Mon - Jun 23
12:00 pmAustralia0 - 3Spain
12:00 pmNetherlands2 - 0Chile

Group C

#TeamGPWLDFA+/-PTS
1Colombia33009279
2Greece311124-24
3Ivory Coast312045-13
4Japan302126-41
Date/TimeHome TeamScoreAway Team
Sat - Jun 14
12:00 pmColombia3 - 0Greece
Sun - Jun 15
9:00 pmIvory Coast2 - 1Japan
Thu - Jun 19
12:00 pmColombia2 - 1Ivory Coast
6:00 pmJapan0 - 0Greece
Tue - Jun 24
4:00 pmJapan1 - 4Colombia
4:00 pmGreece2 - 1Ivory Coast

Group D

#TeamGPWLDFA+/-PTS
1Costa Rica32014137
2Uruguay32104406
3Italy312023-13
4England302124-21
Date/TimeHome TeamScoreAway Team
Sat - Jun 14
3:00 pmUruguay1 - 3Costa Rica
6:00 pmEngland1 - 2Italy
Thu - Jun 19
3:00 pmUruguay2 - 1England
Fri - Jun 20
12:00 pmItaly0 - 1Costa Rica
Tue - Jun 24
12:00 pmItaly0 - 1Uruguay
12:00 pmCosta Rica0 - 0England

Group E

#TeamGPWLDFA+/-PTS
1France32018267
2Switzerland32107616
3Ecuador31113304
4Honduras303018-70
Date/TimeHome TeamScoreAway Team
Sun - Jun 15
12:00 pmSwitzerland2 - 1Ecuador
3:00 pmFrance3 - 0Honduras
Fri - Jun 20
3:00 pmSwitzerland2 - 5France
6:00 pmHonduras1 - 2Ecuador
Wed - Jun 25
4:00 pmHonduras0 - 3Switzerland
4:00 pmEcuador0 - 0France

Group F

#TeamGPWLDFA+/-PTS
1Argentina33006339
2Nigeria31113304
3Bosnia and Herzegovina31204403
4Iran302114-31
Date/TimeHome TeamScoreAway Team
Sun - Jun 15
6:00 pmArgentina2 - 1Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mon - Jun 16
3:00 pmIran0 - 0Nigeria
Sat - Jun 21
12:00 pmArgentina1 - 0Iran
6:00 pmNigeria1 - 0Bosnia and Herzegovina
Wed - Jun 25
12:00 pmNigeria2 - 3Argentina
12:00 pmBosnia and Herzegovina3 - 1Iran

Group G

#TeamGPWLDFA+/-PTS
1Germany32017257
2United States31114404
3Portugal311147-34
4Ghana302146-21