Brazilian fans and players brokenhearted over World Cup exit

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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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Brazil fans look dejected following the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 08, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)
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Brazil fans look dejected following the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 08, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)
A fan of Brazil reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A fan of Brazil reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia
A fan of Brazil reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reacts during his team's 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reacts during his team's 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany in Belo Horizonte
Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reacts during his team's 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A fan dressed as Brazil's Neymar sits in an empty stand after the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A fan dressed as Brazil's Neymar sits in an empty stand after the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium
A fan dressed as Brazil's Neymar sits in an empty stand after the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's David Luiz cries after his team lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's Luiz cries after his team lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte
Brazil's David Luiz cries after his team lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Fans of Brazil react while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Fans of Brazil react while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia
Fans of Brazil react while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A Germany fan consoles a Brazil fan (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A Germany fan consoles a Brazil fan during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte
A Germany fan consoles a Brazil fan (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A fan of Brazil reacts during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A fan of Brazil reacts during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte
A fan of Brazil reacts during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A fan of Brazil reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A fan of Brazil reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia
A fan of Brazil reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Fans of Brazil react during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Fans of Brazil react during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte
Fans of Brazil react during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Fans of Brazil react while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Fans of Brazil react while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia
Fans of Brazil react while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A fan holds a mask of Brazil's Neymar during the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
A fan holds mask of Brazil's Neymar during the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium
A fan holds a mask of Brazil's Neymar during the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil fans react during the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil fans react during the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium
Brazil fans react during the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's Fernandinho reacts in his goal's net after they conceded a goal to Germany during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Brazil's Fernandinho reacts in his goal's net after they conceded a goal to Germany during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte
Brazil's Fernandinho reacts in his goal's net after they conceded a goal to Germany during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Fans of Brazil react during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Fans of Brazil react during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte
Fans of Brazil react during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

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