If you watched the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany, you witnessed a historic meltdown by the Brazilians.
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This wasn't supposed to happen. This was supposed to be a good game, a game between two titans in world soccer ... ending in penalty kicks or something climactic.
Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog predicted a game that supremely favored Brazil. "Our official projections even say there’s a 73 percent probability that Brazil will beat Germany Tuesday and advance to the final," FiveThirtyEight's Neil Paine said.
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Deadspin's Eric Morgan wrote: "Germany have done just enough against a few paper tigers. With only four teams remaining, Brazil represent their first worthy challenger."
This is a historic demolition.