Brazil are out of their own World Cup after an astonishing 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany.

The embarrassment started when Thomas Muller opened the scoring on 11 minutes, before an extraordinary sequence of play saw the Germans bag four goals in six minutes in Belo Horizonte.

Miroslav Klose fired his record 16th World Cup goal on 23 minutes before Muller made it 3-0 two minutes later. Within another minute it was 4-0 thanks to Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira completed the first-half humiliation with a fifth just before the half-hour mark.

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle scored twice to make it 7-0 in the second half before a late consolation goal for his clubmate Oscar.

Even without injured superstar Neymar and suspended captain Thiago Silva, Brazil went into the match as marginal favourites with the bookies due to home advantage.

Their humiliating exit could reignite anger over the cost of hosting the competition.

Most Brazilians have embraced the World Cup over the last three weeks, but the build-up was marred by rioting among those who thought the estimated $11.3 billion (£6.6bn) should have been spent on public services and infrastructure.

A poll of Brazilians beforehand found 60% thought the competition was bad for the country… see more

source: skynews