On this day: July 8, 2014 – Germany thrash Brazil 7-1

Sport360 staff 12:22 08/07/2015
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Seventh heaven: Germany.

It will go down as one of the most shocking results in World Cup history. In truth the Brazilians had been stumbling through their home tournament, but surely no-one saw this coming.

The Germans were good but they completely destroyed an average Selecao side in just 18 first half minutes.

Thomas Muller opened the scoring after 11 minutes and Sami Khedira’s 29th minute strike made it 5-0. In between that, Toni Kroos scored a brace and Miroslav Klose broke the World Cup goal-scoring record with his 16th goal at the tournament.

Substitute Andre Schurrle rubbed salt into the wounds with a second half double to make it seven, Oscar grabbing a consolation goal at the death.

Other memorable events to happen on this day…

1933: South Africa beat Australia 17-3 at Newlands, Cape Town, the first ever match between the sides.

1961: Angela Mortimer beats Christine Truman 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the first all-British women’s singles final at Wimbledon since 1914.

1990: Z-Tomasso’s American rider Greg LeMond wins his third Tour de France, successfully defending the title he won a year earlier.

2010: LeBron James announced via ESPN that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat.

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