by Benson Agoha
Brazil felt the impact of the loss of its star players in yesterday's semi-final face-off with Germany. The Germans thrashed them 7:0 in a game that highlighted the impact of the loss of the Brazilian stars.
Talisman Neymar and Thiago Silva - two star players for Brazil were ruled out of the Semi-final clash.
Neymar, rocked with back injury during the quarter-final clash with Colombia, was said to be hoping to play again soon if Brazil beat Germany in yesterday's clash.
|* A Brazilian fan could not believe his eyes as the Germans drub their team 7:1.|
Photo Credit: IBT-UK.
On the other hand, Captain Thiago Silva got suspension from the semi-final clash and only a day earlier was confident his team-mates will deliver. Chelsea player David Luiz was Brazil's stand-in captain in yesterday's clash.
The Germans parading prolific stars like Thomas Muller and his Bayern Munich mid-fielder team-mate Toni Kroos, Lazio striker Miroslav Klose, and Real Madrid hitman Sami Khedira were all on points, with Kroos scoring twice. Chelsea's Andre Schurrle also scored, sealing the routing with a second half double.
But it was another Chelsea star Oscar dos Santos who clawed one goal back for Brazil. As game ended, it was Brazil 1: 7 Germany.
The second semi-final clash between Argentina and Holland takes place in Sao Paulo at 9pm tonight.
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