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Linda Ikeji Reports Wizkid’s Insolent Behavior To Authority

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The last has not been heard of the Linda Ikeji/Wizkid beef as the blogger was reported to have taken the case before the commissioner of police.
Confirming the report, Linda Ikeji took to her blog to exxplain to her fans why she had to bring the case before the police commissioner, and she wrote:

I’m sure many of you have read that the police is now involved in my issue with Wizkid. Yes, I reported his public threat to me two Sundays ago to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and I want to explain why I did it! Please pay attention and keep an open mind.

I’ve read a lot online from people saying I don’t like Wizkid. Even Wizkid himself thinks I don’t like him. Why he or anyone would think so is puzzling to me to be honest. Apart from his achievements after he started insulting me online a few weeks ago…everything else, every success Wizkid has recorded in the last 3/4 years is on LIB. All the awards, all the record breaking feats, his sold out concerts, his foreign magazine features, and collaborations, everything that has built him up to the young man he is today is on LIB. Please verify! Search my blog. Please continue…

I was a huge Wizkid fan. The only song I danced harder to than his ‘Dance For Me’ track was Fuse ODG’s ‘Antenna and Kiss Daniel & DJ Shabzy’s Raba. So, no, I had no dislike for Wizkid. But about a year ago, I noticed his indirect snide remarks at me…and when some other music star beefed with me, Wizkid showed his support and made disrespectful comments. That was when I noticed he had issues with me… but that didn’t stop me from writing about him and celebrating him.

Now to the issue at hand. When I reported that he was served quit notice at his Lekki home, I stated fact and I didn’t write it out of malice. It’s not everyday you get exclusive stories…and I’m sure any other blogger who got the story first would also have published it. So, there was no beef, I was just doing my job. A day or so after I wrote this story, Wizkid went on my instagram page to call me names and lied that I slept with some director of his…which I have said before is 1000% lies! But the insult and lies is not why the police is now involved.

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Here’s the thing; You can insult me, insult my family, call me any names you like, even lie that I slept with your forefathers…but don’t threaten me. If you threaten me, I will act!

I read people online saying that I reported to the police because I am scared of Wizkid. No, my darlings, I am not afraid of Wizkid. Though I do not take his threats lightly. I went to the authorities for two reasons…and please young boys of our generation, pay attention to what I am about to write below.

You see, violence against women and threat of violence against women is not okay. Threatening harm to someone in a public space is a criminal act in every country of the world, including Nigeria. I bet some of you didn’t know that, yeah? You can not publicly threaten someone with harm. You will only get away with it if your victim doesn’t report to the authorities. If they do, you will have a case with the police and I promise you, the police take these things seriously.

I reported this case to the authorities because I want our young men to know this is not okay. You should not raise your hands on a woman. You shouldn’t even threaten to raise your hands on a woman. Wizkid wrote that he would send his 16 year old cousin to beat the shit out of me. Letting Wizkid get away with it is basically telling our young men that this is okay…and it’s not!

After Wizkid made the threat to me, I saw a lot of teen boys hailing and applauding him. To them, this was okay. If their idol can threaten a woman with harm, and use derogatory words, they also can do it…and that’s how the circle of abuse of women continues. Women being called ‘smelly pussy’ trended online for a day or two! Little boys were happy to use the words. Sad!
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It is appalling to me that anyone, especially women, would cheer Wizkid on. When he wrote RIP Linda, I saw a few young girls write same, laughing. This is not a laughing matter. It doesn’t matter whether you like me or not! This is not about Linda Ikeji. This is about abuse of women which has eaten deep into our society, so deep that it has now been accepted as normal. Men do it all the time and get away with it. So many women are battered by their husbands and they refuse to speak up because of the stigma. They refuse to seek help because they are afraid of what people will say. I am sorry, I am not one of those women. I refuse to be victimized. And as long as I have my voice and my platform, I will speak up.

We women have to come together to lend a strong voice to the plight of women in our continent. When we see a woman being physically and mentally abused, let’s act. Let’s speak up. Let’s not laugh and say she deserves it. If we continue to keep quiet, the circle of abuse will continue. And one day, You, yes You, will find yourself in the receiving end of a thundering slap, followed by heavy blows. If not you, then maybe your daughter? Let’s condemn violence and threat of violence against women! This is not acceptable!

Young men like Wizkid, a father of two young boys himself, should never advocate violence against women. One day, he will have a daughter, how would he feel if another male threatens to put hands on her or even calls her a hoe?

I can’t count how many times Wizkid called me a hoe in his rant against me. That’s what boys do. When they get into a fight with a woman, they try to slut-shame her. Smelly pussy, hoe, ashawo etc. You call a woman, who gave another young woman, whose real name she doesn’t even know N500,000 just because she said she would rather work by carrying cement than prostitute herself, that’s the person you call a hoe? When your mind is so warped you can’t differentiate between a woman and a whore, then this is what happens. Except you drive to Sanusi Fanfuwa at 2am to pick up a prostitute, who proudly describes herself as one, then you shouldn’t call any woman a hoe.

Even Tupac who was a well known thug could differentiate between the types of women he dealt with. When asked in an interview why he called women bitches, he said people shouldn’t confuse things, that he wouldn’t address a mother or a sister the way he would address a bitch, that the bitches were the ones he dealt with in the clubs who behaved like one. He reiterated that he respected women!

In more civilized countries, Wizkid would have lost his endorsements and spent the next year or so apologizing and being in the fore-front of promoting anti-violence crusades against women. It took Chris Brown years to get back on his feet after his assault on a woman. Up till today, he doesn’t have any major endorsements and some countries still deny him entrance into their country i.e Australia for something he did 7 years ago. Yes, violence against women is serious!

And there’s the case of incitement. When you have power and influence, you have to be careful what you say in public. Because you have such power, something you say can influence your followers. A fan can commit acts that even you may not support or might not even condone. But because it came out of your mouth, they think you mean it. So it is irresponsible to say things that might be inciteful. In Law, you can be held responsible when people act based on what you said in public. Tupac was charged to court and indicted after some thugs killed a police officer. The thugs went to court and mentioned that their idol encouraged violence against LA police officers in a song where he said ‘Drop a cop’. So, we folks with some measure of influence should be more careful with our utterances. People are watching and listening!

The second reason I filed a police report is to encourage other women in similar situations to do same. My dear ladies, if a man threatens to puts hands on you, and you feel the threat is real, report to the authorities. Don’t wait until he does it. What if you don’t survive it? If he’s picked up and may be charged to court (yes, you can be charged to court for making threats…it’s a misdemeanor with a prison sentence), then he will think twice before making threats against you in the future or any other woman for that matter.

I went as far as I did for me and for other women. This is to pass a strong message to our young men that these kinds of behaviour towards women will not be tolerated. Should not be tolerated. If you assault or even threaten to assault a woman, the law will come after you if she chooses not to be silent. Women, don’t be silent. Let’s break the circle. For your sake, for my sake, for the sake of our daughters, grand daughters, great grand daughters and all other women that will follow them.

And that’s really all I have to say in the matter. Thank you guys for reading

And to Wizkid fans, please be rest assured that I wish him all the best in life. He will continue to grow from strength to strength (as long as he doesn’t endorse violence against women) and his light will never diminish. God brought him to this level and will continue to keep him. I have nothing but love for his craft and hope that one day, we will put this behind us.

God bless him, me, you and everyone else in the world

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India’s Youngest CEO

Sharvan and Sanjay Kumaran, Aged only 14 & 12 yrs,2 brothers from Chennai launched their own mobile application firm! Sharvan, Co-founder & President of “GO DIMENSIONS” while his brother is Co-founder & CEO. When most adults have trouble in understanding Java code, these two kids have used the code to build mobile apps. The brothers have developed 11 apps for the Apple Store Which have been down loaded more than 35,000 times from 20 countries !! Their role model is Steve Jobs. Let’s Salute these LITTLE STARS for their incredible achievement

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DStv Subscription On The High Side Subscribers Agitate

MultiChoice is often criticised for its high DStv prices, especially on its high-end Premium bouquet which carries all the popular sports channels.

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DStv subscribers have become accustomed to an annual DStv premium pricing increase, with the monthly premium currently sitting at R665.

This annual increase – typically inflation linked – is usually met with unhappiness, and MultiChoice is described by many people as a monopoly which is trying to maximise profits at the expense of its customers.

But is MultiChoice’s DStv premium product really as expensive as many people think? We sought to find an answer to this question.

However, while embarking on an exercise to benchmark DStv against international offerings seemed to be a good idea at first, it proved to be exceedingly difficult.

Not only were pay-TV offerings packaged differently from provider to provider, they were sometimes not even available on their own.

Bundled pay TV

For example, many pay-TV operators are also telecommunications companies (or have a partnership with one), bundling both telephone and broadband services with pay-TV into what is sometimes called “triple play” packages.

Even “triple play” has started to become an outmoded buzzword.

With the ubiquity of mobile phones, some companies have even started bundling cellular services with broadband, telephone, and TV into what marketers have called “quadruple play” packages.

For our comparison we’ve avoided the difficult task of trying to compare DStv to bundled services, and instead looked only at stand-alone subscription television services.

Month-to-month versus contract

Many overseas pay TV operators also don’t advertise their services on a month-to-month basis, preferring contracts instead.

In South Africa, DStv and StarSat both work on month-to-month subscriptions.

StarSat even has a prepaid option available, while a few MyBroadband forum members have highlighted how easy it is to cancel your DStv service and receive a pro-rate refund for the remainder of the month you’re not watching.

DStv does offer its subscribers an incentive if they pay for 11 months up-front, by offering them the 12th month free.

Many overseas pay-TV companies prefer to advertise lower monthly fees with conditions. Usually those conditions involve signing a 6-month to 2-year contract, with the fees increasing after the first half of the term.

Promotional prices from overseas operators are also usually only valid for new customers.

For this comparison we disregarded the initial lower fees, looking only at the regular prices after the initial 6 or 12 month periods had elapsed.

What makes a “premium” bouquet?

Another consideration was which pay TV bouquets to include in the comparison.

The obvious starting point was DStv’s Premium bouquet, which includes all the content the platform has to offer in South Africa, particularly its high-value sports channels.

What remains then is to decide which packages from overseas players to compare DStv Premium against.

Since DStv Premium is the highest tier in MultiChoice’s subscription TV offering, would it not be right to compare it to the top-tier offerings of other pay-TV operators?

A quick comparison revealed that this might not be the case, as some of the companies we used in the comparison offered many more channels than DStv.

Channel count is also not necessarily fair as not all channels have equal value to a broadcaster (or distribution platform such as DStv).

In the end we decided to use premium sports as a starting point for this comparison.

If a mid-tier package had a premium sports offering (e.g. NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL in the United States) and a decent number of entertainment channels, it was used in the comparison rather than a company’s higher-end bouquets.

Additional costs

Now that we’ve decided how we want to compare pay TV operators from different countries, the last thing that remains is to try and ensure that as many of the hidden costs are incorporated.

Most of the operators in this comparison have some kind of access fee subscribers have to pay before they can use high definition (HD), or digital video recording (DVR) services.

DStv doesn’t charge an additional fee to receive HD channels (though you do need a compatible decoder), but its does impose a PVR Access fee.

For the purpose of this comparison, PVR/DVR access fees were not considered, but where an operator required a fee to access HD channels, it was added to the price.

Some overseas pay-TV providers also don’t advertise the additional taxes levied on subscriptions to fund local programming initiatives.

In the US and Canada, prices are also quoted without any sales taxes included.

The Money Shot: DStv vs (some of) the world

A last caveat for this comparison: To keep it concise (yet meaningful), and for the sake of our sanity, only pay-TV providers with up-to-date English websites were considered.

The companies used in this pay-TV comparison are:

Service Country TV channels HD channels Monthly price
Dish Top 120 Plus US 190+ 40 R635 ($59.99)
DStv Premium South Africa 135 14 R665
Directv Choice US 150+ 100+ R710 ($66.99)
Shaw Direct Silver Canada 200 40 R716 ($73.34)
Virgin Media More TV + Sky Sports + Movies UK 100+ 24 R938 (£52.25)
Comcast Xfinity TV Digital Preferred US 220+ 100+ R968 ($89.99)
Bell Best Canada 339 76 R1,054 ($107.95)
Dish Everything Pack US 330+ 78 R1,325 ($124.99)
Platinum Foxtel Australia 90 26 R1,332 ($134)
Directv Premier US 285+ 285+ R1,378 ($129.99)
Exchange rates used: R10.60/$, R17.95/£, R9.94/AU$, R9.76/CA$

A note on exchange rates

The above exchange rate-based comparison suggests that DStv fares reasonably well price-wise against similar overseas pay-TV products.

However, doing a direct comparison of the cost of DStv against the converted Rand prices of overseas services has a few pitfalls.

For instance, it does not take into account how much people in a country earn, so it does not really indicate how affordable a pay-TV service is to people in those countries.

While it should be kept in mind that the input costs of pay-TV, such as content and equipment, aren’t adjusted to fit the average income of the people in the countries from which they operate, it would still be interesting to try and measure affordability.

To get an idea of how affordable DStv is, we converted the cost of the various pay-TV services compared earlier to international Dollar – calculated using the World Bank’s 2013 purchasing power parity conversion factors.

Service Country TV channels HD channels Converted price
Shaw Direct Canada 200 40 $59.28
Dish Top 120 Plus US 190+ 40 $59.99
Directv Choice US 150+ 100+ $66.99
Virgin Media More TV + Sky Sports + Movies UK 100+ 24 $75.16
Bell Best Canada 339 76 $87.25
Platinum Foxtel Australia 90 26 $88.74
Comcast Xfinity TV Digital Preferred US 220+ 100+ $89.99
Dish Everything Pack US 330+ 78 $124.99
Directv Premier US 285+ 285+ $129.99
DStv Premium South Africa 135 14 $130.13
Converted prices in international Dollar, and based on the World Bank’s 2013 purchasing power parity conversion factors

The table above shows that, in terms of affordability, DStv Premium is in-line with the top-end packages of Directv and Dish.

However, it does not compare favourably to the cheaper bouquets we originally compared it to in the first table.

Culled from http://mybroadband.co.za

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How Facebook Tagging Can Drive More Traffic To Your Blog

Most Bloggers know how to tag their friends in their Facebook status updates, unfortunately, most are not using it to drive massive traffic to their blogs. Some bloggers even think getting traffic from Facebook is all about using Facebook Pages, which to me, is not easy to use especially in terms of management.

If you own a Facebook account, you can start driving massive traffic to your blog for free if you tag like a pro. It’s a quick way of getting traffic back to your blog while doing what you’ve been doing; updating your Facebook status. I’m not just telling you this without testing it out.

The first day I tried it, I tagged only 3 of my friends who are bloggers. The trio has up to 15000 friends combined, an average of 5000, I only having about 500 friends. The next morning, I opened my StatCounter tracker and to my surprise I saw about 600 unique visits all coming from Facebook. For 2 days, I got up to 2000 visits. I also noticed increase in ads revenue too. Since that day, I’ve been using the trick and working fine for me.

Facebook Traffic

So, How Does It Works?

It works like this:

– You shorten the URL of the blog post you want to promote;
– Sign in to Facebook, go to your privacy settings and set your status updates to public;
– You compose a normal but engaging status update that is relevant with the link you’re promoting, insert that link there and update.

Boom!

You’re done, but there are some factors that will determine whether this will really work for you or not. These are:

1. The Quality Of Friends

The quality of friends matter a lot, not just the quantity here. It’s very important you have friends that are interested in your topic, in what you blog about.

Even if it’s 20 targeted friends, it’s ok. Out of the 20 some have to be high-worth.  For instance since you’re a blogger, you’ll need blogger friends that have a good number of blogger friends.

What do I mean?

Having someone like Darren Rowse of Problogger as a friend on Facebook and tagging him not only brings his eyes on that contact, it brings your contents to thousands of blogger’s too, who are friends with Darren Rowse, because the organic reach of tagging is very powerful. So, this goes with other friends you’ve tagged. Their friends will see it. Since they are bloggers their privacy will be public for obvious reasons.

2. Use Url Shortner

Shortening your links is good, it actually lends an air of mystery and raises the awareness level of the tagged, which will move him or her out of curiosity to follow that link and see what’s that all about.

If you do not shorten your link, those tagged and those viewing through the window (their friends), will not only see the title, they’ll also see the site, which could be a turn off, especially if the title is not catchy and the domain name unprofessional (e.g a blog with a sub-domain like blogspot).
This decreases your visits.

I sign off with a fair warning: don’t tag the same people you’ve tagged before constantly.

Doing that may get them annoyed. If you must tag, give them space or find another sets of friends.

I hope this makes some sense.

What’s your take on this?

This post was written by +Chima Tim . He is a blogger and the founder of the “Internet Helper” blog.  You can connect with him on Facebook and Google+.
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Dunga To Assume The Position of Chief Coach of Brazil

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Brazil have named former player Dunga as their new coach for the second time.

Dunga was the captain of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning team and coached the national team from 2006 to 2011.

“I am immensely happy to be back,” said the 50-year-old, who was the favourite to land the job.

Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil reached the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup, but suffered the joint-heaviest in their history, losing 7-1 to Germany.

Dunga was in charge at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when brazil were knocked out in the quarter-finals.

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Scolari consoles midfielder Oscar on the final whistle

Defeat worst day of my life – Scolari

Scolari, who guided Brazil to World Cup victory in 2002, and his entire backroom staff have all left their posts since the tournament finished.

Meanwhile, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella, 59, will decide his future next week after his side lost 1-0 to Germany in the World Cup final.

Members of the squad have said they want Sabella to remain in charge for the 2015 Copa America in Chile.

“It’s down to whether I feel strong enough to give 100%,” said Sabella.

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Brazil won the 2013 Confederations Cup, but lost in the semi-finals of the 2014 Fifa World Cup

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Spain Made The Losers Mark & Brazil The Worst Host History

Brazil’s World Cup dreams ended in humiliating and brutal fashion as Germany inflicted the heaviest defeat in their history in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte.

A thunderous occasion that began with Brazil riding a tidal wave of emotion was reduced to a nightmare as Germany were 5-0 up inside 29 remarkable minutes in front of a disbelieving Estadio Mineirao crowd.

Brazil’s players mourned the injured Neymar before kick-off, but captain Thiago Silva was an even bigger loss. The result was their first competitive home defeat in 39 years, and the end of their hopes of making it to the World Cup final at the iconic Maracana on Sunday.

Instead, Germany will meet either Argentina or Netherlands, who meet on Wednesday in Sao Paulo.

Thomas Muller gave the three-time winners an early lead before a period of utter carnage saw Miroslav Klose break the World Cup scoring record, Toni Kroos add two more in the space of 179 seconds and Sami Khedira net a fifth.

Match analysis

“I’ve been watching football for over 50 years. The high point was the  Brazil team of 1970, this is the low point.

“You have to give Germany credit but that is a woeful, woeful performance that could not get any lower.

“I don’t think the Germans can believe what they have just done. Nobody could have summed this up.

“Even though David Luiz gave one of the worst performances I have ever seen, I still feel sorry for him coming off the pitch in tears.”

Chelsea striker Andre Schurrle, on as a substitute, added two more after the break before Brazil’s followers delivered what must be regarded as the defining insult to their national team – cheering every German pass and applauding their goals.

Many Brazil supporters, swamped with such anticipation as they gathered in their thousands around the ground hours before kick-off, were reduced to tears after less than 30 minutes, and reduced to such a state of shock that it was only at half-time that they registered their first serious dissent.

This equaled Brazil’s heaviest margin of defeat, a 6-0 loss to Uruguay in the 1920 Copa America, but the impact of this reverse, not just on the world stage but in their homeland, will put this alongside the 1950 World Cup final defeat by the Uruguayans as their darkest football day.

Muller’s early goal was a big enough setback, but the manner in which Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side crumbled in the space of seven minutes is likely to be a matter of national debate in this country for years to come.

This was Brazil’s first defeat at home for 12 years. The loss for a country built on sporting pride, and at their own World Cup, will be bad enough to take – the scale of defeat will take the inquests to a new level.

The statistics stacked up like pieces of rubble around the feet of Scolari and his players. This was the first time a team had scored seven in a World Cup semi-final, and the biggest defeat in one of these games since West Germany beat Austria 6-1 in 1954.

Match facts

This is the first time a team have scored seven goals in a World Cup semi-final.

This is the first World Cup game with eight or more goals since Saudi Arabia v Germany in 2002 (0-8).

No team had previously conceded five or more goals by half-time in a World Cup semi-final.

This is Brazil’s biggest defeat in World Cup finals history, surpassing their 3-0 loss to France in the final in 1998.

The five-time champions’ team coach bears the phrase “Brace Yourself – The 6th Is Coming”. It did indeed arrive, but only in the back of Julio Cesar’s net.

With all David Luiz’s defensive indiscipline offering rich pickings for Germany’s speed and mobility, the game swiftly descended into a fiasco for Brazil.

Much has been made of their over-emotion and there was, in retrospect, an overblown public reaction to the absence of Neymar, injured in the quarter-final against Colombia, in the hour leading up to kick-off.

Scolari led his players off the team coach wearing a white “Forca Neymar” baseball cap before captain Luiz and goalkeeper Cesar held up his number 10 shirt during a stirring rendition of Brazil’s national anthem.

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It was too much for one Brazil fan to take in a fan park in Belo Horizonte

It was all downhill, and rapidly, for Brazil from the moment Muller was the beneficiary of dreadful marking to steer in Kroos’s corner.

Brazil simply fell apart and it was an invitation Germany were not going to refuse as Klose scored at the second attempt to set a new World Cup record of 16 goals in only 23 games.

What followed was one of the most remarkable passages of play in any World Cup game, let alone a semi-final, as Germany did not just look like scoring on every attack, they invariably did.

Match analysis

“How the Brazil players are going to recover, I don’t know. I think Germany have shown glimpses of this leading up to this.

“This is a generation of players who are getting used to winning. They have to go and win it now.”

Throughout this World Cup there has been a suspicion a mediocre Brazil defence has been disguised. With the shield of Silva removed, they were simply taken apart by Germany, wilting under pressure and abject in coping with their attacking variety.

Kroos side-footed home a finish Cesar touched but could not save, then quickly added another when set up by the unselfish Khedira.

Khedira added another before half-time in an example of the complete disintegration of Brazil’s organisation, discipline and basic defence. He strolled towards the penalty area untroubled before exchanging passes with Mesut Ozil to score.

It was only then, perhaps as full recognition sunk in, that Brazil’s supporters started to deliver a toxic reaction to their team, with striker Fred singled out for vicious treatment.

Amazing Germany

There were just 179 seconds between Germany’s second and fourth goals.

Thomas Muller has scored 10 goals and provided six assists in 12 World Cup matches.

Germany were 5-0 up faster than any other team in World Cup history (29 minutes).

Germany netted as many goals in this game as they had in their previous six World Cup semi-finals (1982-2010).

Despite a lively start to the second half that saw Germany keeper Manuel Neuer distinguish himself, normal service was resumed as Schurrle finished off a fine passing move before drilling a near-post finish past Cesar, who should have done better.

It was at this point the home fans threw their support behind Germany, cheering passing moves and even breaking into applause for Schurrle’s goal.

Oscar’s late strike was nothing in the way of consolation to them and they turned savagely on their players – many of whom left the pitch in tears – at the final whistle.

Brazil knew their World Cup dream might have to end. No-one suspected for a moment it would end like this.

Thomas Muller was on target with his first shot of the match

Muller began the humiliation in the 11th minute

Mirioslav Klose

Klose became a World Cup history-maker with a well-worked goal

Toni Kroos scores the fourth goal for Germany

The first-half humbling continued when Kroos fired in a stunning third

Thomas Muller (left) hugs Toni Kroos with Brazil's players around them

It was 4-0 by the 26th minute – Kroos (right) grabbing the third

Brazil players

Brazil players were stunned after Khedira scored Germany’s fourth goal in sixth minutes – and fifth overall

Brazil fans

It was total despair for the Brazil fans inside Estadio Mineirao

Luiz Felipe Scolari

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari could not look as his side fell to one of the most stunning defeats in World Cup history

Andre Schurrle scores the sixth for Germany

Substitute Schurrle scored the sixth and seventh for Germany as the Brazil nightmare continued after the break

Oscar scores for Brazil

Oscar scored in stoppage time but there was no celebration from the Brazil players

Luiz Felipe Scolari (centre) and Brazil players

Scolari (centre) tried to console the Brazil players with a post-match huddle.