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World Cup: Germany humbles Brazil

Early quick strikes result in 7-1 romp in semifinal

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With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this. The Germans tore apart Brazil’s porous defense time and time again Tuesday, routing the hosts, 7-1, in the World Cup semifinals, the largest margin of defeat at this stage in the history of the tournament. “We wanted to make the people happy … unfortunately, we couldn’t,” said Brazil defender David Luiz, who had scored in ...


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