8 July 2014, 19:19

World Cup: Germany Annihilates Brazil 7:1

Neymar, tragically, injured his back after being kneed by Juan Camilo Zúñiga on the Colombian team prior this game and could not play. Would things have been different with him on the field?

Neymar, tragically, injured his back after being kneed by Juan Camilo Zúñiga on the Colombian team prior this game and could not play. Would things have been different with him on the field?

Neymar, tragically, injured his back after being kneed by Juan Camilo Zúñiga on the Colombian team prior this game and could not play. Would things have been different with him on the field?

By Tawab Malekzad

WASHINGTON (VR)—Where is Tim Howard when Brazil needs him? As I was writing this article the score was constantly changing: There was 1 and 2 and 3 and 4. My colleague went to grab some water at the 23rd minute and by the time he was back at the 26th minute the score was 4-0.

Then five.

Five goals in 29 minutes. This is the worst and the best first half in the history of the World Cup, depending on how you look at it.

The Brazilian team lost not because Neymar and Silva were not on the field. They lost because they have the worst defense. When you lose to great players you need to re-organize.

It looked as if the defensive line of Brazil was watching Germany’s offense and learning how to score. The only thing the Brazilian defense players needed was popcorn and some soda. And yeah, the coach needed a phone to call Tim Howard.

Howard had 16 saves during the US game with Belgium. Only 2 shots got past him. Germany had only 9 shots on the goal in the first half, 5 of which went in. Tim Howard broke the record of having the most saves. Julio Cesar broke the record for most goals scored on a goalie in a World Cup semifinal.

If this game were a boxing match, the referee would have stopped Germany from pounding Brazil’s face after being knocked out.

And there was the 6th goal. When the 6th goal was scored I heard somebody saying, “it’s not over yet,” and thought to myself that they’re right, IT – IS – NOT – OVER – YET.

And the 7th, by then I didn’t know what the point of watching the game was. I felt like the Brazilian players had been drugged.

The German team not only wrecked the Brazilian soccer squad, but the country as a whole. Thousands of Brazilian soccer lovers were expected to take to the streets and protest. The pain of this loss will be felt for time to come.

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