International reaction: 'Humiliated and humbled'
The Local · 9 Jul 2014, 10:12
Published: 09 Jul 2014 10:12 GMT+02:00
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The front page of France's leading sports daily L'Equipe simply read "Incredible" with a picture of midfielder Toni Kroos, celebrating with a wide-eyed Miroslav Klose.
Elsewhere almost all the headlines in France spoke of the "humiliation" that the German team had inflicted on Brazil.
Spain's Huffington Post simply ran with the headline "Humm71ón" (Humiliation).
Newspaper 20 minutos called it "the biggest humiliation in football history” while El País described the Brazil team as “a joke”.
"Historic German slaughter of Brazil", said Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.
Corriere della Sera, Italy's leading daily wrote: "Brazil humiliated by Germany. A country in tears."
Corriere dello Sport's headline simply read: "Humiliated".
The Heute tabloid in Austria screamed “HisTORisch! Deutschland demütigt Brasilien 7:1“ – "Historic! Germany humble Brazil 7:1"
Die Presse broadsheet ran with “Die Demontage der Seleção” – “The humbling of the Seleção”
Austria’s Der Kurier broadsheet, meanwhile, said Germany had dumped Brazil into a “valley of tears”.
Britain's Guardian newspaper described the German victory as a "second Maracanzo" for Brazil - referring to Brazil's previous biggest footballing upset - losing 2:1 to Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup.