Brazilian fans and players brokenhearted over World Cup exit

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Fans of Brazil react while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia

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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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