‘7-1 was no coincidence’: Reason 2

Reason 2: theconfederations cup mask Brazil lit up in 2013: they lifted the Confederations Cup in front of over 70,000 fans at the Maracanã, with a convincing 3-0 win over 2010 FIFA World Cup champions Spain. The star of the show? Neymar. After a brilliant national anthem, main striker Fred scored twice and Neymar scored …

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“7-1 was no coincidence.”

8 July 2014, 2014 FIFA World Cup Semi-Final, Mineirão Stadium, Brazil:  Brazil 1-7 Germany  Prelude: Pele, Garrincha, Carlos Alberto Torres, Socrates, Zico, Bebeto, Romario, Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho… Neymar 7-1. Kroos, Muller, Klose, Ozil, Schweinsteiger, Khedira… It was the most unpredictable and, perhaps, the most historic football match ever to be played. For …