World Cup Records Fall as Germany Advances to Eighth Final

July 9 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Businessweek’s Brendan Greeley discusses the German elimination of Brazil in the 2014 World Cup. he speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

As Germany was advancing, World Cup records were falling.

The three-time champion’s 7-1 defeat of host Brazil in a semifinal yesterday set marks for team and individual scoring. Here are some of them:

Brazilian Incompetence: ======================= * The defeat was Brazil’s worst. * The team was the first to concede seven goals in a knockout match in a World Cup. * It was the first time Brazil conceded five goals in a World Cup match since 1938, when it beat Poland 6-5. * The loss is the host’s biggest since a 6-0 defeat against Uruguay in the Copa America in 1920. * It was Brazil’s first competitive defeat in a home match in 64 games, since a 3-1 loss to Peru in 1975.

German Brilliance: ================= * Germany became the first team to score seven times in a World Cup semifinal. * Germany surpassed Brazil for the most goals scored by a team, with 223, in tournament history. * With Germany’s second goal, Miroslav Klose set the record for World Cup career goals with 16, surpassing retired Brazil forward Ronaldo. * Thomas Mueller is the third player, after Klose and Teofilo Cubillas, to score five or more goals in two different World Cups. * Germany will play in its record eighth World Cup final on July 13.

Photographer: Alex Livesey/FIFA via Getty Images

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Thomas Mueller of Germany celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany.

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To contact the editors responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net Rob Gloster, Dex McLuskey

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