Germany crushes Brazil (07/08/14)

By John Ewing
Germany crushed Brazil, gamblers cashed tickets and records were broken. Recapping the first World Cup semifinal. Odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.



Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal. The loss snapped a 62 game winning streak for Brazil at home that dated back to 1975. The humiliating loss was Brazil's worst defeat ever.

For gamblers, the lopsided victory was sweet as 70 percent of the money wagered was on Germany to win in regulation.

The odds of Germany winning by four or more goals were 28/1, the highest odds for any possible winning margin. There were no odds for either team to win by five or more goals.

The over/under for total goals scored in both semifinal games was four goals. Germany scored five goals in the first thirty minutes.

Additional Notes
  • Miroslav Klose scored Germany's second goal giving him 16 World Cup goals, the most in the history of the tournament.
  • Germany is now the all-time top scoring team in World Cup history with 223 goals.
  • Germany's six goal margin of victory is a record for a World Cup semifinal.