Germany‘s 7-1 victory over Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final came a shock to everyone on the planet, and it shocked a lot of records along with it.
Andre Schurrle‘s second-half double meant here has now been a record of 31 goals scored by substitutes at this World Cup.
This is Brazil’s biggest defeat in World Cup finals history, surpassing their 3-0 loss to France in the final in 1998, and is the first World Cup game with eight or more goals since Saudi Arabia v Germany in 2002 (0-8).
This is the first time a team have scored seven goals in a World Cup semi-final, and it is also the heaviest defeat ever by a host nation in the World Cup.
No team had previously conceded five or more goals by half-time in a World Cup semi-final, and 76 years separated Brazil’s first and previously only World Cup semi-final defeat – a 2-1 loss to Italy in 1938 – from this one.
Germany are now the highest scorers in World Cup history with 223 goals, overtaking Brazil.223 World Cup goals was the record tally on which the Germans ended the match. Brazil had been top of that particular chart before the match with 220, a haul that was eclipsed when Sami Khedira made it 5-0
8 World Cup Finals have now been reached by Germany, an all-time record. The Europeans are returning to the game’s showpiece fixture for the first time since 2002 and will be aiming to win a Trophy they last lifted back in 1990.
Germany were 5-0 up after 29 minutes – faster than any team in World Cup history.
16 World Cup goals is the new all-time record that belongs to Miroslav Klose. The Lazio striker set this benchmark eight years after Ronaldo, with his 15th, took the record from Gerd Muller on German soil.