2014 World Cup: Brazil’s Player Ratings VS Germany

2014 World Cup: Brazil's Player Ratings VS Germany

Brazil v Germany: Semi Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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Speechless. Shocked. Surreal. Just some of the words that can describe the mindstate of every soccer fan in the world after Germany's 7-1 thrashing of Brazil. Everyone knew that Brazil came in with serious tactical problems. Eveeryone knew that Brazil would thoroughly miss Neymar and Thiago Silva. But no one expected this final outcome. Find out how each Brazilian fared against the German powerhouse.

GK - Julio Cesar

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GK - Julio Cesar

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There was literally nothing Julio Cesar could do to avoid Brazil's nightmare night. He did his best, but all of the German plays were too much for the Brazilian defenders to handle. He was left alone in a number of the German goals. 6 out of 10 for Cesar.

RB - Maicon

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RB - Maicon

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Maicon was one of Brazil's better defenders of the game, although that's not saying much. He managed to cut off a couple of plays, but also saw himself out of position in a few of Germany's goals. He tried to attack in the second half, but didn't produce much. 4 out of 10 for Maicon.

CB - David Luiz

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CB - David Luiz

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David Luiz had a game to forget against Germany. He lost his coverage on Thomas Muller for Germany's first goal, and one could tell he was helpless in handling the German attack. He became desperate and started to go up more to score, which left huge holes in the backline that Germany took advantage of. 3 out of 10 for David Luiz.

CB - Dante

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CB - Dante

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Dante was called to replace the Brazilian captain's absence, but he succumbed to the tiki-taka of Germany. He was easily beat off the dribble and never managed to -- at the very least -- put a hard tackle to stop their passing. Brazil no doubt missed Thiago Silva's presence. 2 out of 10 for Dante.

LB - Marcelo

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LB - Marcelo

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Marcelo started out as one of Brazil's best offensive options, but those same attacking runs created an opening that the German offense could take advantage of. His form soon fell and soon enough he didn't even bother the Germans. 2 out of 10 for Marcelo.

CM - Fernandinho

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CM - Fernandinho

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The biggest reason that Germany absolutely dominated the game was because of Brazil's lack of midfield presence. Fernandinho played terribly in the only half that he played, as he was run over by Khedira and Kroos. He never stopped the Germans and lost possession a number of times. 1 out of 10 for Fernandinho.

CM - Luiz Gustavo

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CM - Luiz Gustavo

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For the first 20 minutes, Luiz Gustavo was Brazil's best player. He was excellent in his tackles and was recovering the ball in attacking positions. But after the second German goal, his morale dropped and he couldn't pull through. Like the entire Brazilian team, he lacked the character and passion to try and bring back the game. 3 out of 10 for Luiz Gustavo.

RW - Hulk

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RW - Hulk

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Hulk was Brazil's best attacker during the first half, but even then, he never produced any shots on goal. He gave Lahm some problems at the beginning of the game, but was taken out during half-time. A choice that baffled many, as the terrible Fred was left on the field. 4 out of 10 for Hulk.

CAM - Oscar

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CAM - Oscar

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Oscar was practically non-existant in this game, as he has been for the entire World Cup. With Neymar out, he was called to be Brazil's star, but not once did he trouble the defense during the first half. When Brazil was down and out, he lacked the courage and conviction to try to lead Brazil back into the game. He scored his goal when the game was already finished. 4 out of 10 for Oscar.

LW - Bernard

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LW - Bernard

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He came in as Neymar's replacement, but Bernard was fighting a battle that was already lost. He started out well, but was soon drowned out by the organized German defense. In the later portions of the match, he tried to create chances when Germany was already phoning it in. 3 out of 10 for Bernard.

ST - Fred

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ST - Fred

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When people look back at the Brazilian team that lost 7-1 to Germany, they'll always laugh at Fred's inclusion. Not only for this game, but for the entire tournament, Fred has been the worst player on the field. He doesn't hold up the ball well, he doesn't score, he doesn't even pass the ball well. 0 out of 10 for Fred. Yes, 0.

Sub - Paulinho

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Sub - Paulinho

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Paulinho came in to try to give Brazil more attacking depth and possession in the middle. And while his first 15 minutes were Brazil's best minutes throughout the match, his couple of chances were stopped by Neuer, and he soon fell back to Brazil's level. He could do nothing to stop the German dominance. 5 out of 10 for Paulinho.

Sub - Ramires

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Sub - Ramires

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Like Paulinho, Ramires came in to give Brazil numbers in the midfield and try to take back possession of the ball. But he hardly managed to get touches on the ball and dedicated himself to fouling others. 3 out of 10 for Ramires.

Sub - Willian

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Sub - Willian

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No rating for Willian, who came in when the game was over (although to be fair, so did the other two substitutes). Brazil had already submitted to the Germans, and Willian only came in to get some minutes under his belt.

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