Brazil’s World Cup dreams were annihilated last night in a 7-1 defeat by Germany. The Brazilian team were without their talisman Neymar, after his controversial back injury incurred during the match against Costa Rica, and sorely missed their captain Thiago Silva. After going unbeaten at home for twelve years, last night saw their biggest competitive home defeat in 39 years. Both the players and bewildered supporters looked stunned at finding themselves 5-0 down after a twenty minute barrage of German goals, and to add insult to injury, Miroslav Klose’s goal broke Brazilian hero Ronaldo’s World Cup scoring record. While the world watches, Brazil mourns.