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Friday 29 August 2014

The best World Cup memes following Germany's Brazilian demolition

Published 09/07/2014 | 12:43

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Who would have thought Germany would beat Brazil 7-1 in their World Cup semi-final at Belo Horizonte?

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The first-half was one of the most shocking 45 minutes of football ever witnessed, with Joachim Low's cerebral side comprehensively battering the hosts.

Toni Kroos scored twice, alongside strikes from Sami Khedira, Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose. With his goal, Klose became the highest goal scorer in World Cup history with his 16th effort.

Two more were added after the break before the hosts pulled one back at the death to make the score line marginally more respectable.

A Brazil fan (C) clutches a replica of the World Cup trophy as a Germany fan (R) celebrates after their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
A Brazil fan (C) clutches a replica of the World Cup trophy as a Germany fan (R) celebrates after their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
A Brazil soccer fan reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany at the Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, July 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
A Brazil soccer fan reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany at the Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Brazil soccer fans walk in the rain after watching a broadcast of their team's loss against Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-final match, in Rio de Janeiro July 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Brazil soccer fans walk in the rain after watching a broadcast of their team's loss against Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-final match, in Rio de Janeiro July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Social media went into overdrive and as well as some eye-catching memes, players past and present were tweeting their astonishment at the unlikely scoreline.

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