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World Cup 2014 : Luiz apologises, Mueller in dreamland after German storm

Agencies  Belo Horizonte, July 09, 2014
First Published: 06:48 IST(9/7/2014) | Last Updated: 12:29 IST(9/7/2014)

German star Thomas Mueller admitted he was in shock Tuesday after his team romped to an incredible 7-1 thrashing of Brazil to reach the World Cup final.
   
"This was not to be expected," the Bayern Munich star exclaimed after his team trounced the World Cup hosts. "I don't know what to say to be honest.
   
"I can't believe it. It's something totally crazy. It just went well today."

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Mueller quickly urged his team to put the result behind them as they focus on Sunday's final at the Maracana.
   
"Now we have to pull through one more time, we have to fight to get this thing."
   
Germany will be chasing their fourth World Cup crown on Sunday where they will face either Argentina or the Netherlands.

Heartbroken Brazil captain David Luiz apologised to the nation.

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"Apologies to everybody, apologies to all the Brazilian people," said a tearful Luiz after the mauling in Belo Horizonte.
   
"I just wanted to see my people smile. We all know how important it was for me to see all of Brazil be happy, at least because of football.
   
"They were better than us. They prepared better. They played better.
   
"It's a very sad day but it's also a day from which to learn."
   
The 7-1 drubbing was the worst defeat ever suffered by Brazil in their 100-year history.
  


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