Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

Brazil’s defense falls apart without Thiago Silva

Brazil's David Luiz is consoled by teammate Thiago Silva as they walk off the pitch after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany has routed host Brazil 7-1 and advanced to the final of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, Pool)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Forget Neymar for a second and consider just how badly Brazil missed Thiago Silva in defense.

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Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

Germany's Mesut Ozil, left, and Brazil's Maicon go for a header during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

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Brazil’s World Cup dream shattered against Germany

Brazil players sink to their knees after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — It was a humiliating home defeat of record proportions that no Brazilian could have seen coming.

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Fans start gathering for Brazil-Germany semifinal

A Brazil supporter poses with his face paint before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians expected a challenge in facing a powerful German team at the World Cup — but none could envision such calamity.

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Germany forward Miroslav Klose breaks World Cup scoring record with 16th career goal

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Germany forward Miroslav Klose breaks World Cup scoring record with 16th career goal.

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