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Germany went easy on Brazil in second half of 7-1 World Cup pasting claims Mats Hummels
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Posted on 07/14/2014 3:04:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Joachim Low's men already lead tournament hosts 5-0 at halftime in their semi-final and agreed not to humiliate them further in the last 45 minutes

Germany's players made a half-time dressing room pact not to "humiliate" Brazil ‎during their World Cup mauling.

Defender Mats Hummels ‎revealed he and his teammates spoke in the dressing room in Belo Horizonte after storming into a 5-0 interval lead.

They agreed not to 'show-boat', and, after their historic 7-1 semi-final win, Manchester United target Hummels explained: "We just made it clear that we had to stay focused and not try to humiliate them.

"We said we had to stay serious and concentrate at half-time. That's something you don't have to show on the pitch if you are playing.

"You have to show the opponent respect and it was very important that we did this and didn't try to show some magic or something like this. It was important we played our game for 90 minutes."

Brazil were left completely stunned ‎by Germany's rampant victory but Hummels insists they must repeat their World Cup masterclass if they are to win the final on Sunday.

(Excerpt) Read more at mirror.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: worldcup

1 posted on 07/14/2014 3:04:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Like Denny McLain grooving a fastball for Mickey Mantle.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 3:10:56 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: nickcarraway

In the second half, Germany could have subbed in their coaching staff, cooks and drivers.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 3:12:43 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: nickcarraway

Of course the Brazil nuts took it well.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 3:21:21 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nickcarraway

Good for the Germans. It looked like it could have been much worse for the Brazilians, as bad as it was anyway.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 3:26:52 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: nickcarraway
Conan would not concur ...
6 posted on 07/14/2014 3:30:17 PM PDT by mikrofon (Post-WC Bump)
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Okay, the Austrians would not have let up.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 3:34:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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If the Germans had stayed relentless like the first half, a final score of at least 10-0 over Brazil would not be out of the question. In effect, without Silva and Neymar, the Brazilian effectively quit according to many soccer commentators in Europe.
8 posted on 07/14/2014 3:41:44 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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