Toni Kroos scores two goals in two minutes for Germany (Video)

Toni Kroos celebrationThe Germany-Brazil semifinal game at the World Cup went from close to out of hand in a matter of minutes after Toni Kroos scored two goals in two minutes as part of a German outburst that saw them net four goals in six minutes.

Kroos barely celebrated his first goal, acting like he had been there plenty of times before even though it was his first goal of the World Cup. His second was a different story.

Kroos capitalized on some lazy play by Fernandinho, stole the ball from him, then executed a two-man play in the box to perfection for the goal to make it 4-0. After that goal, he celebrated by jumping into the arms of teammate Sami Khedira

Miroslav Klose scores World Cup record 16th goal (Video)

Miroslav-KloseMiroslav Klose set a record with his 16th career World Cup goal on Tuesday as Germany got off to one of the hottest starts you will ever see against Brazil. Klose’s 16th World Cup goal put Germany on top 2-0 in the 23rd minute.

Germany would go on to take a 5-0 lead before the game hit the 30-minute mark, but we’re here to talk about Klose’s milestone. Ironically, Klose passed Brazil legend Ronaldo for the most World Cup goals ever.

Klose, who will turn 36 later this year, played in his 22nd World Cup match on Tuesday.

The loss of Thiago Silva clearly hurt the Brazilians in the early going. Silva was suspended for a match after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament with a boneheaded play in Brazil’s quarterfinal win over Columbia last Friday. Brazil could not have looked more lost.

Brazil fans crying after team falls behind 5-0 to Germany (Video)

Brazil fans crying

Brazil royally self-destructed in their semifinal match with Germany at the World Cup Tuesday, and the nightmarish performance happened in front of the host country’s crowd. And let’s just say the fans did not take the disaster well.

Germany scored 4 times in 6 minutes to go from 1-0 to an unthinkable 5-0. After Toni Kroos scored for the second time to make it 4-0, these were the looks on some of the faces of Brazilian fans. Yes, the goals drove them to begin crying.

Sad Brazil fans

No Neymar Jr., no Thiago Silva, and I guess this is what happens.

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Thomas Muller scores early goal (Video)

Thomas-Muller-goalGermany took an early lead against Brazil in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, and it was a familiar face who found the back of the net in the 11th minute. Who else but Thomas Muller?

Muller was positioned perfectly on a beautiful corner kick from Toni Kroos. Considering Muller has scored five goals in six games this World Cup, it’s hard to understand how he got behind the entire Brazilian defense and was left alone.

Muller, a frontrunner for the Golden Boot, has 10 goals in 10 games in his World Cup career. He has been Germany’s best player in this year’s tournament.

GIF via SB Nation

Brazil fans wear Neymar masks to show support


Brazil will have their hands full against Germany in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, with Neymar out due to a fractured vertebrae and captain Thiago Silva suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the tournament. In order to show their support for their injured superstar, thousands of Brazil fans are wearing Neymar masks.

The masks, which have been printed off the website SomosTodosNeymar.com.br by the tens of thousands, could be seen around Belo Horizonte in the hours leading up to the match.

Some fans who were wearing German colors were even spotted wearing the Neymar face.

While the Germans must be glad they don’t have to defend Neymar, no one wants to see a player miss a match because of a serious injury. Brazil has plenty to overcome if they hope to win in front of the home fans.

WATCH: Neymar suffers back injury, cries on stretcher

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Tim Krul taunts Giancarlo Gonzalez during shootout (Video)

Tim Krul Giancarlo Gonzalez

Tim Krul sure was feeling himself during the Netherlands’ shootout against Costa Rica in the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday.

Krul, who plays goalie for Newcastle, came on as a substitute for Jasper Cillessen after extra time. He allowed the first penalty kick for a goal, but he saved the second and was really feeling confident. He decided to get in the face of Giancarlo Gonzalez and give him a taste of the Mutumbo finger wag prior to his attempt. Gonzalez converted the PK for a goal, though Krul did guess the right direction.

Krul stopped two of the five attempts by Costa Rica, while the Dutch made their first four attempts to get the win.

Krul even did the same thing to Celso Borges prior to his attempt. He called Borges by name and gave him the “I got my eye on you look”:

Tim Krul Celso Borges

The Netherlands absolutely dominated the match, so it was only right that they won. They had 20 shots on goal compared to just 6 for Costa Rica. Next round against Argentina will be a much tougher challenge.

All 16 of Tim Howard’s saves in the same awesome GIF

Tim Howard savesStill not over Tim Howard’s awesome performance for the US against Belgium in the World Cup? Neither are we.

Take a look at this awesome GIF created by Yahoo! Sports showing all 16 of Howard’s saves at the same time.

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Also see: Highlight video of all of Howard’s saves

If you liked that Tim Howard GIF, then you’ll also love this GIF of Miguel Cabrera hitting home runs and Yu Darvish pitching to Albert Pujols.