Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: The record-breaking match by numbers

Germany's 7-1 demolition of the World Cup hosts broke record after record on Tuesday night

Jack de Menezes
Wednesday 09 July 2014 16:04
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Brazil's Luis Gustavo kneels on the pitch at the final whistle of the FIFA World Cup 2014 semi final match between Brazil and Germany at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Brazil's Luis Gustavo kneels on the pitch at the final whistle of the FIFA World Cup 2014 semi final match between Brazil and Germany at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Brazil’s World Cup humiliation broke so many records that it is nearly impossible to actually recount them all, such was the devastation that the 7-1 defeat inflicted on the tournament hosts.

From Brazil’s heaviest ever defeat, to their first home competitive loss in 39 years, Germany rewrote the record books at Brazil’s expense.

Here we take a look at the match by numbers:

1 - This is the first time a team have scored seven goals in a World Cup semi-final

2 - Germany scored two more goals in the victory than England have in their past two World Cups combined (five goals).

3 – No host nation has ever lost a World Cup match by more than three goals, with the previous worst record held jointly by South Africa’s 3-0 loss to Uruguay in 2010, Mexico’s 4-1 defeat to Italy in 1958 and Sweden’s 5-2 defeat to Brazil in the 1958 final.

6 – The goal margin between the two sides was the biggest recorded in the World Cup semi-finals, beating the previous best of five set back in 1930 when Argentina beat the United States and Uruguay beat Yugoslavia by the same scoreline of 6-1.

8 – It is the eighth time that Germany have reached the World Cup final – more than any other country.

13 – Thomas Muller is the 13th player to score 10 career World Cup goals.

16 – Miroslav Klose scored his 16th World Cup goal to overtake Ronaldo as the top goalscorers in World Cup history.

29 - Germany were 5-0 up within 29 minutes - faster than any other side in World Cup history.

39 – The defeat came as Brazil’s first competitive home defeat since their 3-1 defeat in the Copa America to Peru on 30 September, 1975 – also at the Belo Horizonte.

51 - Brazil's first shot on target was in the 51st minute.

80 – Brazil have not conceded seven goals in 80 years, with the 8-4 international friendly defeat to Yugoslavia being the one and only other occasion this has happened.

94 – Brazil equalled their worst ever defeat which came 94 years ago in the 6-0 defeat to Uruguay on 20 September 1920.

An emotional David Luiz walks off the pitch following his team's, and his nation's, humiliation (Getty)

102 –

In 102 matches, Brazil have never trailed by four goals, with Tuesday’s defeat representing the first time they have ever been behind by such a margin.

179 - The number of seconds that elapsed between the second and fourth goals.

223 – Germany now hold the record for the most World Cup goals of all-time, with their seven on Tuesday taking them above none other than Brazil and their tally of 220.

200,000,000 – Brazil’s estimated population of 200m were left heartbroken at the final whistle (or after 29 minutes, depending on how long they stayed).

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