Brazil went down 7-1 against Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, prompting speculation and quips that there would be riots after the rout.
Thereâ€™s been no reports of rioting in the country or in Belo Horizonte due to the match. On Twitter, a large number of people were joking or commenting about Brazilians engaging in a soccer-related riot after the drubbing, leading to some misconceptions. Some users were spreading riot photos from months ago, saying they were happening outside or in the stadium.
A New York Times reporter, Simon Romero, tweeted a photo of fans gathered around in Sao Paulo burning a flag of Brazil during the match. â€œBrazil fans burn flag in SÃ£o Pauloâ€™s Vila Madalena district,â€ he wrote in the tweet.
Photos uploaded to Twitter show Brazil fans walking out of the stadium in Belo Horizonte during halftime.
was knocked out of the World Cup match against Colombia last week. Brazil, however, prevailed but the government stationed military troops around the Estadio Castelao.
At the time of the Brazil-Colombia match, even the bomb squad was in Rio. â€Handling those types of bombs are the responsibility of the Armed Forces, but we have the training to deal with them,â€ said Ellington Cacella, who is an inspector with the Bomb Squad in Rio, according to the paper last week. â€In Brazil itâ€™s more common to find IEDs and grenades. But we have to be ready for whatever comes our way.â€
Itâ€™s unclear if the same level military or police presence in Belo Horizonte, where the Germany-Brazil match is located.
There were riots in mid-June after England lost to Uruguay, ending its World Cup dreams. Men in black threw explosives or fireworks into a bar with England supporters in Sao Paulo, reported the UK Telegraph on June 19. And a few hours later on the same day, about 2,000 Brazilian protesters carried out a demonstration over transportation.
AP: Klose scores vs. Brazil to set World Cup record
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) â€” Miroslav Klose has broken the World Cup scoring record after netting a goal Germany against Brazil in Tuesdayâ€™s semifinal in Belo Horizonte.
Klose put Germany ahead 2-0 in the 23rd minute for his 16th career World Cup goal in his fourth tournament. It broke the mark of 15 goals he shared with Brazilâ€™s retired star Ronaldo.
The 36-year-old Lazio striker also scored in Germanyâ€™s 2-2 draw with Ghana in a group match when he came off the bench to get Germany back into the contest.
With 71 goals in 136 matches, Klose is Germanyâ€™s all-time top scorer, having beaten the record previously held by Gerd Mueller.
Germany was up 5-0 after just 30 minutes of Tuesdayâ€™s game.