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A Brazil soccer fan reacts in frustration as he watches his team play a World Cup semifinal match against Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

The sadness, frustration and disappointment were palpable as Brazil fans watched Germany score goal after goal after goal (after goal after goal after goal after goal) at the World Cup semifinals in Belo Horizonte. Germany's 7-1 winning margin over the home team was the largest ever in a World Cup semifinal.

Brazilians — among soccer's most exuberant fans — covered their mouths first in shock, then in horror. Tears rolled down many faces, smearing makeup in the national colors of blue, green and yellow.

"We wanted to make the people happy ... unfortunately we couldn't," said Brazil defender David Luiz, who left the field dejectedly. "We apologize to all Brazilians."

A Brazilian soccer fan cries as she watches her team during a live telecast of the semifinals World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Germany, in Belo
A Brazilian soccer fan cries as she watches her team during a live telecast of the semifinals World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Germany, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 08, 2014. (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes) (Bruno Magalhaes/AP)

Here's a collection of images showing fans' reactions.

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A young supporter watches players on the field after Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 to advance to the finals during the World Cup semifinal soccer match
A young supporter watches players on the field after Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 to advance to the finals during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (Natacha Pisarenko/AP)

A Brazil soccer fan holds a picture of Neymar that reads in Portuguese "The man" as he watches his team in a World Cup semifinal game against
A Brazil soccer fan holds a picture of Neymar that reads in Portuguese "The man" as he watches his team in a World Cup semifinal game against Germany via live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) (Leo Correa/AP)

Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team lose 7-1 to Germany at a World Cup semifinal match on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on
Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team lose 7-1 to Germany at a World Cup semifinal match on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) (Leo Correa/AP)

A fan of Brazil cries as she watches her team in a semi-final match against Germany at the FIFA Fan Fest during the 2014 soccer World Cup, in Sao Paulo,
A fan of Brazil cries as she watches her team in a semi-final match against Germany at the FIFA Fan Fest during the 2014 soccer World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills) (Dario Lopez-Mills/AP)