Has everyone been enjoying the World Cup semi-final match so far? For those of you who need catching up, Germany scored five goals against Brazil in the first 29 minutes, which is a liiiitle unusual, especially when you consider Brazil is supposed to be good at soccer. Here's a recap of that exciting half hour, in gif form:
UPDATE: FIFA has informed us that the GIFs we posted of the eight goals from the Germany-Brazil match are "copyrighted material" and are "an infringement of FIFA’s rights." So we've replaced them each with a GIF of a flying burrito. If you want to see the goals again, you can watch them all here without upsetting FIFA.
Goal One, 11 Mins, Thomas Muller—The Hopalong Cassidy
A jaunty tap from Muller goes through the Brazillian goalie's legs. Oh man, Brazil is 1-0 down early! But the crowd is behind them, so most pundits expect them to roar back.
Goal Two, 23 Mins, Miroslav Klose—The Record Setter
Klose fires it past the flailing corpse of the goalie to capture the all-time World Cup scoring record.
Goal Three, 24 Mins, Toni Kroos—The "Eh, Why Not?"
At this point, Germany begins to realize that maybe Brazil forgot how to defend against the ball being kicked towards their goal.