By Jae Vitug | World of Thoughts ©
By Jeremy Stahl | The Spot – Slate’s Soccer Blog ©
For sheer spectacle and shock value, if not quality of play, the 2014 World Cup will go down as the most memorable in history.
With three matches to play, this tournament is four short of the 1998 record for most goals scored in a World Cup. It already has a first-class villain in Luis Suárez and his teeth, and an indefatigable underdog in Costa Rica.
Now, with Germany’s semifinal 7–1 humiliation of hosts Brazil, the tournament has a match that will be remembered for as long as people care about soccer.
“Something like that happens every 100 years,” said former Germany captain and current ESPN commentator Michael Ballack. This was not an exaggeration.
Waking up at four at the sound of my alarm clock wanting to watch a live stream of today’s game, The World Cup Semi-Finals, Brazil vs. Germany.
Sadly, I couldn’t find any link to it online and the television isn’t lined up for the game. So I did what I could do best, refreshing my twitter timeline and google for only the latest news of what’s happening in the field.