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Topic - Brazil
On Saturday the United States delivered a devastating blow to Iran — on the volleyball court.
Scolari had promised to win the tournament at home, but Brazil was eliminated in the semifinals after a disastrous 7-1 loss to Germany in the national team's worst defeat in its 100-year history. Brazil also fell 3-0 to the Netherlands in the third-place match.
The two powerhouses each had their chances before Mario Goetze, who came on as a substitute in the 88th minute, finally broke through with a left-footed finish in the 113th minute.
As the winning captain, either Argentina forward Lionel Messi or Germany defender Philipp Lahm will hold aloft the most recognized trophy in sports in front of 74,000 spectators at the Maracana Stadium, the world-famous football venue nestled among Rio de Janeiro's hills, high-rises and favelas.
The World Cup Third Place game is usually overlooked, but after falling short of the final is it for the Dutch to make a change?
The Netherlands' remarkable campaign ended on a high note after Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the team a 3-0 win over Brazil in the third-place game on Saturday.
Renata de Mouro Moitinho sambas so fast her feet blur, but her partner moves with the bumbling tentativeness of a toddler taking his first steps.
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.
Germans awoke on Wednesday to discover the 7-1 demolition of Brazil in their World Cup semifinal was not a delightful dream but a scarcely believable reality.
Police say a teenager in eastern Nepal committed suicide after her favorite team Brazil lost badly to Germany in the World Cup semifinals.
Germany brutalized and debased host nation Brazil, in a one-sided World Cup semifinal match, 7-1.
Like all other World Cup watchers around the globe, Marcin Gortat couldn't believe what he was seeing. Nene's Brazil, crushed at home.
Toni Kroos scored twice in two minutes and Miroslav Klose added his record-setting 16th career World Cup goal. Thomas Mueller and Sami Khedira also scored.
Thiago Silva might not have been the captain of the Brazilian national team playing in the semi-finals this week in the 2014 World Cup: his mother considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with him.
Miroslav Klose scored a record-setting 16th career World Cup goal in a five-goal spurt in the first half as Brazil's defense was torn apart. Brazil's previous biggest World Cup loss was 3-0 to France in the 1998 final.