The World Cup has given us a new phrase: "Mineirãozo."
How else can we explain the unexplainable that unfolded Tuesday in Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
In a landslide that not even the most flippant fan could have predicted, Germany scored a 7-1 victory -- the most lopsided World Cup semifinal result in history.
In 1950, Brazil gave up the lead in the final in front of 200,000 at the famed Maracana stadium to lose the title to neighboring Uruguay.
The disaster forever came to be known as Maracanazo, the worst soccer curse imaginable.
But this? This is worse. Way, way worse.
The Netherlands invented Total Football years ago. Brazil trotted out Total Collapse with its first home defeat since 1975 -- a 62-game winning streak shattered like a thin pane of glass.
The nation that invented "futbol arte" got left at the dance.
Brazil allowed seven goals for the first time since the 1934 World Cup as its talented players were reduced to a youth team. The Canarinho had not allowed five goals in an entire World Cup since 1998.
Before Tuesday, the worst semifinals defeats happened in 1930 when Argentina defeated the United States and
Uruguay dispatched Yugoslavia by identical 6-1 scores. West Germany also defeated Austria 6-1 in 1954.
What we witnessed in the first half Tuesday will be discussed and dissected for eons.
Germany built a commanding and mystifying lead in the 29th minute having scored five goals faster than any team in World Cup history. Three goals -- two by Toni Kroos and one by Miroslav Klose -- came within 3 minutes. These are three of the most excruciating minutes in Brazilian soccer history. Don't bother with the replay. It won't be shown much in South America's biggest country.
Klose left in the 58th minute having become the most prolific scorer in World Cup history. He has a total 16 goals in 23 games, passing Brazil's Ronaldo.
Klose's replacement, Andre Schurrle, seemed to take a baton from Klose. The reserve scored twice in 10 minutes to complete the onslaught.
Perhaps the pressure was just too much. Brazil was never spectacular in the tournament, squeaking along to reach the semifinals.
It didn't have Neymar Jr. and defender Thiago Silva to face Germany. It's doubtful their absences Tuesday would have changed the outcome against the tournament's most complete team.
Germany's depth and talent will carry over to the finale Sunday in Rio. The Netherlands and Argentina have many strengths. But each has vulnerabilities that Germany can exploit.
Fans who prefer Anyone But Germany can only hope "Maracanazo" seeps into the walls of the revamped stadium and infiltrates die Mannschaft.
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