Germany delighted, astonished by Brazil rout
BERLIN, Germany - Germans awoke on Wednesday to discover the 7-1 demolition of Brazil in their World Cup semifinal was not a delightful dream but a scarcely-believable reality.
The front-page headline in the country's biggest-selling newspaper, Bild, read simply: "7-1. No words for it!"
The paper dedicated its first six pages to pictures of the Germany players scoring and celebrating. And when it finally got to words, it declared the team "immortal" and wrote: "This 7-1 is worth as much as a title."
Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer, who won the World Cup as both player and coach, tweeted: "What was that? Hard to believe."
Thousands watched the match at Berlin's outdoor fan mile despite wet weather. Germany fan Tamara Beck said: "It's the best that can ever happen, that Germany scored seven times."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Protesters join discussion about police reform in Baton Rouge
North Carolina police release dash cam shooting footage (Warning: Graphic Video)
North Carolina police release shooting footage (Graphic video warning)
West BR to implement traffic flow measures on LA 1 starting Monday
Man claims his severe losses came from contractor, not flood