NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It was an overwhelming win for Germany and an excruciating loss for Brazil in the World Cup semifinal match on Tuesday. The final score? 7-1; a bizarrely-high number of goals for a game infamous for so few. Merely 29 minutes into the first half, the soccer game was all but over with Germany having scored 5 against Brazil's zero.
So Germany beat Brazil when it comes to kicking balls into nets, but who wins in the more important (soccer fans, dispute) game of life?
Using science and stuff, TheStreet compared the two nations in several key metrics. Here are the ironclad results.
Win: Germany. If for nothing else, have you seen the portion sizes? Drinking beer from a tankard than a more sensible-sized glass is always preferable.
Germany: Bratwurst and sauerkraut
Brazil: Salgados and tapioca
Win: Brazil. For the pure diversity of what you can fill salgados with (similar to empanadas). Or, better yet, just fill with a fistful of cheese.
Germany: Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Adidas, Bayer
Brazil: Petrobras, Havianas, Banco do Brasil, Vivo
Win: Germany. Look at that beast of a car. It's fit enough for James Bond. Brazil's banks and oil companies had little chance of winning here.
Germany: Current population of Germany is around 82.68 million, the sixteenth most populous country in the world. Since the 1960s, the country's population has increased only 13.6%, while population growth has dipped into a decline. For every 1,000 people, Germany sees 8.42 births and 11.29 deaths.
Brazil: Current population of Brazil is around 200.67 million, 2.8% of the world's population. By end of the year, the current estimate is for as many as 202.5 million. Since the 1960s, the country's population has nearly tripled, though population growth has slowed from over 3% to around 0.9% annual change. For every 1,000 people, Brazil sees 14.72 births and 6.54 deaths.
Win: Brazil. By 2060, Brazil's population is forecast to climb as high as 238 million, while Germany's could drop as low as 66 million. We'll leave the math to you on how much activity that requires.
Germany: Europe's largest economy boasted 2013 GDP of $3.2 trillion, a 0.9% annual growth rate, unemployment of 5.5%, wealth per capita of $39,028 and a 2.1% inflation rate.
Brazil: The seventh-largest economy in the world boasted 2013 GDP of $2.4 trillion, a 0.9% annual growth rate, unemployment of 5.5%, wealth per capita of $11,875 and a 5.5% inflation rate.
Win: Germany. A low inflation rate and high wealth per capita makes for a healthier economy.