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Brazil just lost 1-7 to Germany in 2014 World Cup. What is the biggest loss ever among the top 4 teams in a world cup (that is biggest lost in the semifinals, 3rd place match or the final match)? Did this game have the biggest margin of victory? What game had the most goals?

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Margin of victory, not sure. Most goals, yes. I got an ESPN push notification saying "Germany scores most goals in a World Cup semifinal in 7-1 rout of Brazil...". :-) –  Nicholas V. Jul 9 at 0:33

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Brazil's defeat against Germany in World Cup 2014 semi-final is the heaviest loss of last four team remaining jointly with Sweden against Brazil (1-7) in 1950.

Other notable losses:

1930:

  • Argentina beat USA by 6-1 (first semi-final)
  • Uruguay beat Yugoslavia by 6-1 (second semi-final)

1950:

  • Brazil beat Spain (6–1) (after beating Sweden by 7-1)

1954:

  • West Germany beat Austria by 6-1 in second semi-final

Most goals in a match: In semi-finals this match has the most goals (8), however in 1958 world cup the match between West Germany vs France (3-6) for third place produced 9 goals.

Source: Wikipedia

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