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Brazil fans might not want to watch the video highlights today as they have nothing to cheer about. Their team suffered their worst defeat in 100 years of competitive football at the hands of Germany.

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A compilation of pictures taken in Brazil on July 8, 2014 shows distraught Brazilian supporters reacting during the semi-final match between Brazil and Germany. AFP PHOTO

Germany run riot in record 7-1 defeat of Brazil

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, AFP – Germany crushed shambolic World Cup hosts Brazil with a record 7-1 defeat on Tuesday to book their place in the tournament final in a match that shook football's superpower to the core. (video highlights: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/videos/highlights/match=300186474/index.html)

Brazil were booed by their fans and gathered shell-shocked on the Mineirao pitch with coach Luiz Felipe Scolari after the worst defeat in their 100 years of competitive football.

Germany's coach Joachim Loew (L) commiserates with Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil's stunning defeat. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

The team who have won five World Cups have never put on such a chaotic defensive performance as during an 18 minute first half period when Germany scored four goals, three of them in just 179 seconds.

Brazilian fans were left in tears – many just left the stadium unable to put up with the pain.

Germany's forward Thomas Mueller (L) looks on as Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil (C/8#) takes a free-kick over a wall of Brazilian players (3L/R): Brazil's forward Hulk, Brazil's midfielder Luiz Gustavo, Brazil's forward Fred, Brazil's defender Dante and Brazil's defender Marcelo during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on July 8, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup . AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Thomas Mueller scored in the 11th minute, Klose after 23 to take his World Cup total to a record 16, Toni Kroos in the 24th and 26th minutes, Sami Khedira after 29 and substitute Andre Schuerrle in the 69th and 79th minutes. Oscar scored Brazil's goal in the 90th minute.

"We ask for forgiveness," said a shell-shocked Scolari.

The Brazil boss added: "I'm responsible for what the team does out on the pitch – and I am to blame for this result."

Brazil's midfielder Luiz Gustavo (C) is consoled by teammate Brazil's defender Maicon after the match. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON

"They were better than us. They prepared better. They played better," conceded Brazil captain David Luiz.

He added: "It's a very sad day but it's also a day from which to learn."

Mueller was almost lost for words.

"I can't believe it. It's something totally crazy. It just went well today," he beamed.

"Now we have to pull through one more time, we have to fight to get this thing," he added, referring to Sunday's final.

Germany will face either Argentina or the Netherlands at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium after their stunning show of power.

Brazil's defender and captain David Luiz (R) holds the shirt of Brazil's forward Neymar with Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar before the semi-final football match. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

With superstar Neymar out with a fractured vertebra and captain Thiago Silva suspended, Brazil fell into disarray on an emotionally-charged night as the Germans exploited gaping holes.

Mueller began the rout with only 11 minutes gone, before Klose made history of his own with his 16th World Cup goal to become the tournament's all-time sole top scorer.

Germany's forward Miroslav Klose celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the semi-final football match, his 16th in World Cup competitions, making him the tournament's all-time top scorer. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

With the Selecao defence shaken and their fans leaving in droves after just 25 minutes, Kroos scored twice in as many minutes before Khedira added the Germans' fifth.

Substitute Schuerrle then added Germany's sixth and seventh before Oscar grabbed Brazil's late consolation goal.

Germany's Andre Schuerrle, second left, scores his side's 6th goal. (AP Photo/Francois Xavier Marit, Pool)

For the hosts, the final humiliation came when their loving fans started cheering the opposition German team as they scored their seventh goal.

Brazil had already left many of their supporters in tears, and as an abysmal performance worsened, the Selecao stars saw hundreds start streaming out of the Mineirao stadium.

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Vocabulary:

abysmal : extremely bad or low in quality - แย่สุดๆ, เลวร้ายมาก, ที่มีมาตรฐานต่ำมาก

beam : to smile widely and happily - ยิ้มแย้มแจ่มใส

blame : to say or think that someone or something did something wrong or is responsible for something bad happening - โยนความผิดให้, ตำหนิ

booed : made expressions of strong disapproval or disagreement - คำอุทานแสดงการเหยียดหยามการไม่เห็นด้วย, โห่ฮิ้ว

chaotic : happening in a confused way and without any order or organisation - ยุ่งเหยิง วุ่นวาย

commiserate (verb): to show somebody sympathy when they are upset or disappointed about something - เห็นอกเห็นใจ, ปลอบโยน

competitive : involving competition - มีการแข่งขัน

compilation (noun): a collection of items, especially pieces of music, photos or writing, taken from different places and put together - การรวบรวม

concede : to admit that something is true - ยอมรับว่าถูก

consolation : something that makes you feel less unhappy or disappointed - การปลอบโยนปลอบขวัญ,ทำให้สบายใจ

console : to try to make someone feel better when they are unhappy or disappointed - ปลอดประโลม

crush : to completely defeat someone who is opposing you - ทำลาย

defeat : a loss in a competition - ความพ่ายแพ้

defence : the players who must prevent the other team from scoring; the position of these players on the sports field - ผู้ป้องกัน

defender : a player whose job is to stop the other team scoring in a game such as football - ผู้ป้องกัน

defensive : focusing on defending rather than attacking - เน้นการป้องกัน

disarray : a situation in which people are very confused or things are not organised, especially because something unexpected has happened - ความสับสน, ความไม่เป็นระเบียบ, ความอลหม่าน

distraught : extremely upset, worried or confused - จิตว้าวุ่น, ว้าวุ่นใจ, สับสน

emotionally-charged (adj): full of or causing strong feelings or opinions - ที่เต็มไปด้วยอารมณ์ความรู้สึก

exploit : to use for your own benefit - หาประโยชน์จาก

forgiveness : the act of forgiving somebody; willingness to forgive somebody - การให้อภัย, การอภัยโทษ

forward (noun): an attacking player whose position is near the front of a team in some sports - ตำแหน่งกองหน้า

fracture : a break or crack in something hard, especially a bone - การแตก (โดยเฉพาะกระดูก)

gaping (adj): wide open; large, especially of a hole or area of space - กว้างใหญ่, เหวอะ

gather (verb): to come/bring together in a group - รวมกลุ่ม, รวมตัวกัน, จับกลุ่มกัน, ชุมนุม

grab : to take or hold somebody/something with your hand suddenly, firmly or roughly - จับ,ฉวย,คว้า,แย่ง

host : a country, city, group, person, etc. which provides the space and other things necessary for a special event - เจ้าภาพ

humiliation : an unhappy and ashamed feeling - ความอัปยศ ความน่าอับอาย

in droves : of a large group, especially of people, moving towards a place or doing something at the same time -

lost for words (idiom): to be so surprised, confused, etc. that you do not know what to say - พูดไม่ออก

midfielder (noun): a football player whose position is mainly in the central part of a sports field - ผู้เล่นกองกลาง

opposition (noun): a team, group, etc. you are competing against - คู่ต่อสู้

performance : the act of carrying out some type of entertainment or sport - การแสดง

pitch : an area painted with lines for playing particular sports, especially football - สนามฟุตบอล

react : to behave in a particular way because of something that is happening around you or something that someone is doing to you - ตอบสนอง, เกิดปฏิกิริยา

record : the best or most ever achieved - สถิติ

responsible : deserving to be blamed for something that has happened - มีความรับผิดชอบ

rout (noun): a complete defeat of an opponent in a battle, competition, or election; a sudden and heavy business or financial loss - การทำให้พ่ายแพ้ราบคาบ, การทำให้พ่ายแพ้กระเซอะกระเซิง, การสูญเสียทางการเงินอย่างหนัก

run riot : to behave in a way that is violent and/or not under control - ควบคุมไม่ได้

shaken : shocked, upset or frightened by something - วิตก กังวล

shambolic (adj): completely lacking order or organisation; chaotic - ไม่เป็นระเบียบ, ยุ่งเหยิง

shell-shocked : feeling extremely shocked or upset after an unpleasant experience - เครียด(จากการรบในสงคราม)

sole : only - เดี่ยวๆ

stream out (verb): to leave a place in large numbers - แห่กันออก

stunning : very shocking or impressive - ที่ตระการตา ทำให้ตกใจ

substitute : a player who replaces another member of his or her team during a match - ตัวสำรอง

superpower (noun): one of the countries in the world that has very great military or economic power (or power in a particular sport) and a lot of influence - อภิมหาอำนาจ, มหาอำนาจ

suspended (verb): not allowed to participate or to do a job for a period of time; not allowed to be used for a period of time - ถูกระงับ

teammate (noun): a member of the same team or group as yourself - ผู้ร่วมกลุ่ม, ผู้ร่วมทีม

tears (noun): drops of water that come from your eyes when you cry or when something (dust, gas, etc.) has entered your eyes - น้ำตา

to the core (idiom): so that the whole of a thing or a person is affected - ในส่วนพื้นฐาน, ในส่วนสำคัญ

vertebra : any of the small bones that are connected together down the back to form the spine - กระดูกสันหลัง

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