BBC Sport looked at how the world reacted to the biggest World Cup semifinal defeat in history, which some newspapers described as “shameful” and a “humiliation for the host nation.” Some highlights:
Former England striker Gary Lineker: "It was not just a defeat for the host nation, but a humiliation for the host nation. It is the most extraordinary night's football I have ever witnessed and it was a result you could never imagine in a million years. It's hard to know whether to give praise to the Germans or criticize the Brazilians for their incompetence.”
Rio de Janeiro-based Lance! described the defeat as the "biggest shame in history,” saying that O Maracanazo does not mean too much now, it is a thing of the past. Germany newspaper Bild writes "7-1 Madness. Lightning DFB team knock out Brazil."
In France, "Le Desastre" was the headline alongside a picture of Paris Saint-Germain bound David Luiz on the front page of L’Equipe. In England, the Daily Mirror lead with the headline “Rout of This World,” while the Daily Telegraph described the defeat as the “greatest humiliation in World Cup history.”
On Twitter, USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who is German, tweeted: "Germany writing World Cup history today. Huge, huge compliment. So proud of them."Read the original story...