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This match, however, ended in a shocking loss for Brazil; Germany led 5–0 at half time, with four goals scored within six minutes, and subsequently brought the score up to 7–0 in the second half.
Brazil scored a consolation goal in the last minute, ending the match 7–1.
The two teams had met in 21 previous matches, Dante and Bernard, making their first starts of the tournament, replaced Thiago Silva and Neymar respectively with Luiz Gustavo replacing Paulinho in defensive midfield. Goalkeeper Júlio César and stand-in captain David Luiz paid tribute to Neymar by holding his shirt during the national anthem ceremony.
Both teams had reached the semi-finals undefeated in their previous matches of the tournament.
The officiating was led by Mexican referee Marco Antonio Rodríguez, in what proved to be the final match of his career.
Germany had been drawn with Portugal, Ghana and the United States in Group G, and advanced with seven points before beating Algeria in the Round of 16 (after extra time) and France in the quarter-finals.
Both teams started with attacking play, with Brazilian Marcelo's shot going wide in the third minute and German Sami Khedira's shot in the seventh minute being inadvertently blocked by his teammate Toni Kroos.
In the 11th minute, the Germans scored from their first corner of the game.
A death certificate was filed in Dekalb County, Georgia, putting an end to speculation that he was still alive and trying to avoid his court-mandated debts.
) football match that took place on 8 July 2014 at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, was the first of two semi-final matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.