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As bad as Brazil: other sporting humiliations of our time

Brazil's World Cup hopes were not just ended but shattered in the most emphatic of styles by Germany on Tuesday night.

Four goals in the space of just seven first-half minutes silenced an entire nation and the shell-shocked hosts eventually lost their semi-final 7-1.

After an emotional build-up because of the absence of Neymar, the home crowd fell silent in Belo Horizonte as they realised their dream of a sixth title was over in the most embarrassing of styles.

Here are some other results which have resulted in red faces.

MANCHESTER UNITED 1 MANCHESTER CITY 6

Mario Balotelli provided the spark as City stormed Old Trafford to humiliate rivals United 6-1 as the Italy striker struck twice against 10-man United, who saw defender Jonny Evans sent off. Edin Dzeko scored twice and Sergio Aguero and David Silva added to the tally, while United claimed a consolation through Darren Fletcher but they were ran ragged in the dying moments as City struck three times after the 88th minute.

City's victory lifted them five points clear of rivals United and shattered a host of statistics. In recording only their second win at Old Trafford since 1974, City inflicted United's first home defeat since April 2010 and ended their run of 19 consecutive home league wins.

CHELSEA 6 ARSENAL 0

Arsenal embarrassingly capitulated in Arsene Wenger's 1,000th match in charge with a 6-0 loss to Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea after a spectacular implosion and an horrendous mistake by referee Andre Marriner. The Frenchman watched on helplessly after two goals in three first-half minutes from Samuel Eto'o and Andre Schurrle gave Chelsea a handsome lead before Marriner sent off Kieran Gibbs for a handball committed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Eden Hazard converted a penalty to give the Blues a 3-0 advantage, Oscar added a fourth before the interval, a fifth after 66 minutes and Mohamed Salah sealed the win.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 43 DENVER BRONCOS 8

The Seattle Seahawks produced one of the most dominant performances in Super Bowl history as Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos were crushed 43-8. Ahead of a mouth-watering clash, much focus was on Manning - just voted the NFL's MVP for the fifth time in his career having led the most prolific offence of all time this year. But, after being gifted a safety on the first play for the quickest ever Super Bowl score, the anticipated 'contest' quickly became a blow-out as Seattle controlled proceedings throughout.

MIKE TYSON v BUSTER DOUGLAS

One part humiliation, one part shock for this. Tyson was the undispusted heavyweight champion of the world when he met 42/1 rank outsider Buster Douglas in Tokyo in 1990. 'Iron Mike' got it all horribly wrong, though, and was knocked out in the 10th round for a result that remains one of boxing's most famous. Tyson would never be at the peak of his powers again and his career became more infamous than famous.

RORY McILROY, THE MASTERS

Northern Irishman McIlroy played near perfect golf across the first three days in Augusta to lead the field by four shots in pursuit of his first major. His fourth round was the worst recorded by any professional leading after the third round of the Masters. One over after the front nine, he still lead, but he signed for 80 and finished tied for 15th. To his credit, though, he headed back to America two months later to win the US Open.

ENGLAND'S CRICKETERS

England toured the West Indies in 1994 and in the Third Test at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad, were set 194 to win after Andy Caddick returned six for 65 to put his side in control. But the tourists were soon left reeling with Alec Stewart their only batsman to score double figures with 18. England were humbled out for 46 and lost by 147 runs.

Fast forward to 2013 and another England team were torn apart on foreign soil. After retaining the Ashes at home in the Summer, Alastair Cook's men took an alarming fast track to a 5-0 Ashes whitewash with a 281-run defeat inside three days in the final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Cook's hapless tourists arguably plumbed new depths in an already embarrassing campaign as they collapsed yet again, in notional pursuit of a world-record 448 to win, to 166 all out.

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