Brazil vs Germany Preview Lineups Predictions (WC 2014)

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Saturday, July 5th, 2014 | 48

The first Semifinal will be played between Brazil and Germany on 08th July 2014 after both teams came through their quarter final ties in normal play. The semifinal is scheduled to be played at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte and the game will kickoff at 17:00 Local – 22:00 Europe Time.

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Brazil defeated Colombia in the 2nd quarter final of the world cup to reach semifinal where they will play Germans who qualified for their 4th successive semifinal. Last time these two teams played each other was in 2002 world cup final where Brazil won the game by 2-0. Historically Brazil has the upper hand when it comes to competitive games and it will be interesting to see how the teams lineup for the big semifinal. Brazil vs Germany Streaming

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Neymar Jr is almost certain to miss the game against Germany after getting injured during Colombia game when he was struck by a colombian player in the back and according to early reports he broke a bone in his back which will take time to heal which means most probably he will be out of the world cup but most certainly from the Germany game. Thiago Silva is also suspended for this game and now Scolari has massive selection headache. We will update the teams news as we get closer to the match.

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Germany scrapped through a 1-0 win over France in the quarter finals and they also went out with any major injury or suspension to key players. Joachim LOEW made a few changes in the starting lineup as he started with Lahm at the right back while Mertasacker was benched with Boeteng and Hummels playing in the central defensive roles. He is likely to keep the same lineup against Brazil as well.

Possible Starting Lineups of Brazil-Germany:

Neymar and Thiago Silva will miss the German Semifinal which means Dante playing alongside David Luiz in central defensive roles. While Maicon should keep his place at the right after decent showing against Colombia and might see Scolari going with Hulk as forward replacing Fred who has been poor throughout the competition.

Match Predictions:

Germans did not created many chances against France and probably did not play the better football against France but they were excellent in possession and found a way to win a game even without playing the best football, well that’s what usually Germans do in world cups. Fourth straight world cup semifinal and one would think this is the time when we can expect germany to choke. But this Brazilian side has alot of heart but no brain, they way they defended their 2-0 lead against Colombia its hard to imagine they have a chance against Germany.

How Brazil reached this far is beyond me, starting from the Croatian game they have been lucky. Chile outplayed them for the most part of round of 16 clash and two set piece goals against Colombia got them a semifinal berth. Now they will be missing Thiago Silva and Neymar, two of their best played so far in the world cup which makes me think Germans will be very confident of getting a win against Brazil and reach another World Cup final. I am going with a 2-1 victory for Germany in this one.

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