BRAZIL (WTVB) - Germany is headed to the World Cup championship match after trouncing host nation Brazil 7-1 in Tuesday's semifinal. Germany will next play either Argentina or the Netherlands, who face off today in the other semifinal to see who advances to Sunday's title game. The Germans scored five times yesterday in a span of 18 minutes in the first half and the domination continued in the second half with the final tally the highest total of goals ever scored by one team in a World Cup semifinal.
Brazil entered the contest shorthanded without the services of their star player Neymar, who suffered a fractured vertebrae in the quarterfinals and they were also minus their captain, Silva, who was unavailable due to suspension. Germany will vie for its fourth World Cup title, and first since 1990 on Sunday.