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                                      The Semi-finals


 Date  Match  Match Report
8 July 2014

Brazil 1-7 Germany 

Brazil vs. Germany: World Cup Semi-Final Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction

Toni Kroos

David Luiz and Thiago Silva


Brazil suffered a terrible defeat to Germany in the World Cup semi-final.

Brazil look good early on but Germany went ahead after eleven minutes through Müller.

Then, in just six minutes, Germany scored four more goals.

Klose scored the second goal. He has now scored more goals in the World Cup than any other player; one more than Ronaldo.

Kroos scored two and Khedira one.

Brazil fell apart and Germany scored two more goals in the second half; both from Schürrle.

Oscar scored for Brazil after 90 minutes but the Brazil team and supporters were left devastated.

It was Brazil's worst defeat since 1920.


suffered - had a bad time

terrible - very bad

defeat - loss. They lost the match.

fell apart - stopped being a team.
     Stopped playing well.
     They didn't know what they were doing.

devastated - hurt. Feeling very bad.

9 July 2014

Argentina 0-0 Netherlands

Argentina won 4-2 on penalties.

Netherlands v Argentina: Match Odds, Predictions for 2014 World Cup Semi-Final

After a tedious game, Argentina got into the World Cup final after winning a penalty shoot out against Netherlands.

Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero was the hero with penalty saves from Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder.

It was a boring game.

Robben only had one pass in the first half, and Messi didn't touch the ball in the penalty area in the whole 120 minutes.


tedious - very boring