#timcahilling Brazil loss sparks Twitter craze

Socceroos star Tim Cahill summed up the shock felt around the world as Germany destroyed Brazil in the first half of their World Cup semi-final on Tuesday.

As Germany piled on the goals to lead 5-0 over the Selecao at half-time in Belo Horizonte, the New York Red Bulls forward posted a picture of his stunned reaction on Twitter.

Before you could say 'What the Die Mannschaft ' #timcahilling had sparked a global craze.

Plenty of fans got in on the action around the world, including his Australia team-mate Jason Davidson.

All of a sudden, the Socceroos' 4-0 loss to Germany at the 2010 World Cup - a match in which Cahill was sent off - doesn't look so bad.