The Internet’s postmortem on Germany-Brazil

A humbling 90 minutes for the world's proudest soccer nation is finally over.

Mar 2, 2020, 1:37 am*

Internet Culture

Ramon Ramirez 

Ramon Ramirez

Rapper Freddie Gibbs would call Germany’s 7-1 World Cup semifinal deconstruction of Brazil a “good old-fashioned Joe Jackson ass-whoppin’.” The host nation fell Tuesday to a film credits-esque scroll of merciless German goals in historic fashion—nearly tying the 7-0 result Poland put on Haiti in 1974 while suffering its first defeat on home soil since 1975, and its worst defeat since 1920.

Brazil was out-classed, out-hustled, and its backline was left spinning and staring at one another in disbelief as Germany’s veterans punched a series of rec league blowout grounders through a creaky Julio Cesar.

Germany will play the winner of Netherlands and Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup final at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

Let’s go to a stream-of-consciousness roll of Twitter zingers, facts, on what was a field day for the medium.


Screengrab via ESPN

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*First Published: Jul 8, 2014, 5:59 pm