Pele wrote on Twitter, “We’ll get the sixth title in Russia. Congratulations to Germany.
“I always said that football is a box of surprises. Nobody in this world expected this result,” said Pele, who played in three World Cup-winning Brazil teams.
Brazil had been hoping to extend their record of five wins in the competition, but, as with their previous hosting in 1950, they failed to land the trophy on home soil as the Germans annihilated them 7-1 in their Belo Horizonte semi-final.
Two goals for Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle, plus one each for Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira, and record-breaking 16th World Cup goal for Miroslav Klose saw the visitors delirious, while Brazil begins a period of soul-searching such as never before.
The 7-1 scoreline was the worst defeat in the soccer-crazed nation’s history and many left the arena in tears before halftime, too stunned to watch any more.
34-year-old goalkeeper, Julio Cesar, said after the record defeat, “It is difficult to explain the inexplicable.
“Until now everything had gone very well. We had been very strong. It is so unexpected.
“Now we need to return home and be comforted by our families.”
Defender, David Luiz, who stood in for suspended Thiago Silva as Captain, said, “We had the worst game of our lives and Germany the best of their lives.”
Germany will go into Sunday’s World Cup final at the Maracana to face Argentina or Holland on the highest of highs.