Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: Hosts join Haiti and Zaire as the only sides to be down by five at half-time

The shocking 7-1 defeat was not only humiliating but one of the worst ever

Brazil's defeat to Germany has placed them alongside two of the games minnows in the annals of World Cup history.

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In conceding five in the first half, Brazil have joined a select club of just two other nations to be down by that score in a World Cup match, becoming the first team in 40 years do so.

The other two teams?

Haiti and Zaire.

In a free-scoring World Cup 1974, Yugoslavia beat Zaire 9-0 and scored five past them within 30 minutes.

That was a World Cup record for the most amount of goals in such a short space of time, until Germany fired five past Brazil in 29 minutes in Belo Horizonte, with four of those coming in a devastating six-minute spell.

A day later on 19 June, Poland faced fellow minnows Haiti and also managed to score five in the first 45minutes, eventually winning 7-0.

Of course, both of those matches were in the group stages and not in a semi-final played on home soil.

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