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A Brazilian soccer fan cries as she watches her team during a live telecast of the semifinals World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Germany, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 08, 2014. (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes)

Brazilian fans and players brokenhearted over World Cup exit

Yahoo SportsJuly 8, 2014

Heading into Brazil's World Cup semifinal match against Germany, fans of the Selecao must have known that the hosts would be in for a severe challenge. Facing one of the best teams in the tournament without star Neymar and top defender Thiago Silva (also the team's captain), Brazil was always going to need several fantastic performances from individuals and an elite team effort.

Unfortunately, they must not have known how tough it would be in Germany's history-making 7-1 victory.

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