A Brazilian fan reacts after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany beat Brazil 7-1 and advanced to the final. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A Brazilian fan reacts after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany beat Brazil 7-1 and advanced to the final. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Germany's Sami Khedira, bottom, scores his side's 5th goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, Pool)
Germany's Sami Khedira, bottom, scores his side's 5th goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, Pool)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JULY 08:  Paulinho of Brazil performs an overhead kick in front of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer of Germany and Per Mertesacker during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JULY 08: Paulinho of Brazil performs an overhead kick in front of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer of Germany and Per Mertesacker during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JULY 08:  Miroslav Klose of Germany celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JULY 08: Miroslav Klose of Germany celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JULY 08:  Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany and referee Marco Rodriguez separate a clash between Thomas Mueller of Germany and David Luiz of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JULY 08: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany and referee Marco Rodriguez separate a clash between Thomas Mueller of Germany and David Luiz of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Brazil's David Luiz, right, battles for the ball with Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Brazil's David Luiz, right, battles for the ball with Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JULY 08:  Mesut Oezil of Germany controls the ball as Ramires of Brazil looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JULY 08: Mesut Oezil of Germany controls the ball as Ramires of Brazil looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1 and send the South American hosts crashing to their worst ever defeat in their 100-year footballing history.

Sixty-four years after Brazil was plunged into national mourning after their loss in the 1950 final, the hosts were torn apart in a defeat likely to be every bit as traumatic as the fabled “Maracanazo.”

Germany will now play the winner of Wednesday's semi-final between the Netherlands and Argentina in the final.

Sapa-AFP