Watch the Five Goals That Made Brazil Cry

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July 8 2014 5:39 PM

Watch the Five Goals That Made Brazil Cry

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All of Brazil right now.

Photo of ESPN by Andy Bouve.

In one of the most epic metaphoric bloodbaths in World Cup history, Germany shocked the entire world by scoring five goals in a single 18-minute span in the first half to take a 5–0 lead over Brazil in their World Cup semifinal. The goals all came between the 11th and the 29th minute to make them the fastest five goals scored by a single team in the history of the tournament. For Germany to have done this against the host nation, a team that hasn't lost a home competitive match in nearly 40 years, is crazy-making, as evidenced by photos being circulated on Twitter of Brazilian fans crying, reports of fans leaving the stadium, reports of chants against Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff, and this one devastated little kid:

Note that the kid was already in tears before Germany had its fifth goal and the two teams still had a second half to play, a second half in which Germany added a sixth and then a seventh.

Jeremy Stahl is a Slate senior editor. You can follow him on Twitter.

 

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