UPDATE 7/8 5:48pm

Brazil's soccer dreams crash...going down 7-1 to Germany.

Germany scored five goals in the opening 30 minutes  to take an astounding 5-0 lead over Brazil at halftime in the World Cup semifinals.

After the break, Germany added 2 more goals!

7 goals are the most ever scored in a World Cup semifinal.

At 90 minutes, Brazil finally answered with a single point.

Germany will go up against the winner of tomorrow's match between Argentina and the Netherlands.

The championship game will be Sunday.


BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — With Neymar out injured, Bernard will start as a third forward for Brazil on Tuesday in the World Cup semifinal against Germany.

Neymar will miss the rest of the World Cup after fracturing a vertebra in his back in the quarterfinal win over Colombia.

Maicon will also start against Germany, replacing Dani Alves for the second match in a row. Central defender Dante will play for Thiago Silva, the Brazil captain who is suspended.

The Germany lineup is unchanged from the quarterfinal win over France, with Miroslav Klose leading the attack and Philipp Lahm still at right back.