INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL - FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 (JULY)

FIFA WORLD CUP - GERMANY DESTROYED BRAZIL 7-1 TO REACH IN THE FINAL.

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09.07.2014 : BRAZIL 1-7 GERMANY (FT)

GER: Muller 11', Klose 23', Kroos 25', 26', Khedira 29', Schurrle 69', 79'
BRA: Oscar 90'

Brazil : Cesar, Marcelo, Maicon, Dante, Luiz, Gustavo, Fernandinho, Bernard, Oscar, Hulk,Fred.
Germany Probable : Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Hoewedes, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Kroos, Ozil, Klose, Mueller.
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PREVIEW : Jaydip Dasgupta and Laltu Chakrabarty : The host nation Brazil will going to contest in the toughest encounter of the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday evening against Germany, at Belo Horizonte . Germany are keen and confident to win the tittle as their last triumph was on 1990.

This years mission are really a tragic to Brazil as their star player Neymar junior has been forced to ruled out of the tournament due to a fractured vertebra which he suffered in the quarter-finals against Colombia. Moreover the Brazilian captain Thiago Silva are suspended to play the semi final as he was booked twice in the earlier matches.

Brazil met Germany only 1 time in the final stage of FIFA World Cup. That Was 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup Final where Brazil won the World Cup beat Germany 2-0, both goals scored by Ronaldo. But in 1974 Brazil beat East Germany in Gr. A, 2nd Round match where Brazil won the match 1-0. Rivelino scored the only goal for Brazil...... NOTE : East Germany played only 1974, West Germany played 1950 to 1990 and Germany (Jointly) played 1934,1938 and from 1994 to 2014.

Brazil made a hattrick of semi final berth in the edition of 1994, 1998, 2002 world cup, from where they enter 2 times in the Final and won the world cup for 2 times 1994 and 2002.
Brazil have won nine friendlies, lost four, and drawn five with Germany. Their last meeting was a friendly in Stuttgart, Germany, on Aug. 10, 2011. Germany won that game 3-2.

LAST MEETING : Germany and Brazil last met in August 2011. Goals from Bastian Schweinsteiger, Andre Schurrle and Mario Gotze helped Germany to a 3-2 win. Neymar and Robinho scored for Brazil.
The Common players of the team of Germany and Brazil of 2011 friendly and 2014 world Cup are : BRAZIL : Cesar, Maicon, Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Ramires, Gustavo, Fred, Neymar (Nw injured) and GERMANY : Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Kroow, Muller, Gotze,

2011 : Friendlies : Germany 3-2 Brazil
2005 : Confederations Cup : Germany 2-3 Brazil
2004 : Friendlies : Germany 1-1 Brazil
1999 : Confederations Cup : Brazil 4-0 Germany
1998 : Friendlies : Germany 1-2 Brazil

ALL SEMI FINAL RESULTS OF BRAZIL ::

16.06.1938 - Brazil ( 1-2 ) Italy
31.06.1950 - Brazil ( 6-1 ) Spain (Final Round before facing Uruguay)
24.06.1958 - France ( 2-5 ) Brazil
13.06.1962 - Chile ( 2-4 ) Brazil
17.06.1970 - Uruguay ( 1-3 ) Brazil
03.07.1974 - Holland ( 2-0 ) Brazil (2nd Round, Gr.A before 3rd/4th place match)
21.06.1978 - Brazil ( 3-1 ) Poland (2nd Round, Gr.A before 3rd/4th place match)
13.07.1994 - Sweden ( 0-1 ) Brazil
07.07.1998 - Brazil ( 1-1, 4-2 pen) Holland
26.06.2002 - Brazil ( 1-0 ) Turkey


Germany played 12 semi finals and won 3 World cups while Brazil played 10 world cup Semi finals and won the Trophy for 5 times. Two players are tied for the most goals scored at the World Cup: Miroslav Klose of Germany (2002–2014) and Ronaldo of Brazil (1998–2006), both with 15 goals.
On the day 8th July : Germany Performance in World Cup
Germany have played three World Cup games on 8 July:
1. 1982 semi-final, won on penalties against France
2. 1990 Final, 1-0 win over Maradona's Argentina
3. 2003 3rd/4th place won 3-1 over Portugal.

The Brazilian Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari must have some new plans and equations in order to overcome the strong and team game of the Germans. The 25-year-old midfielder Bernard are likely to replace Neymar against Germany.

On the contrary the Germans are looked to impressive throughout the tournament and they have proved themselves as a dominant force so far. Joakim Lao has a lot of options in his armory which is indeed an added advantage. The Germans will be depend a lot on Thomas Muller, Mario Gotze and Mesut Ozil who are ready to take the advantage of Brazil's troubled defense.

Head-to-head statistics at this tournament
Games played : Brazil 5:5 Germany.
Goals scored : Brazil 10:10 Germany.
Goals per game : Brazil 2:2 Germany.
Shots on target : Brazil 70%:70% Germany.
Average attempts per match: Brazil 16.4:14.8 Germany.
Fouls committed : Brazil 96:57 Germany.
Yellow cards : Brazil 10:4 Germany.
Red cards : Brazil 0:0 Germany.
Pass completion rate: Brazil 70%:80% Germany.



Brazil are having an impressive records against Germany in the international circuit. The records shows that Brazil has won 12 matches as against the Germans who won only 4 matches out of 21 matches played so far. Brazil had scored 39 goals as against the Germans who had scored 24 goals.

The German Coach Joaquim Lowe while interacting with the media said, “ We've been in at least the semi-finals of the last four World Cups and that just shows that we've been playing consistently at the very highest level. The chances are even and it's going to come down to something really minor, who reaches the final."

BRAZIL 3 : 4 GERMANY
Brazil have won 3 out of 4 World Cup penalty shootouts matches. They lost to France in a 1986 quarter-final, but beat Italy in the 1994 final, beat Holland in the 1998 semi-final, and beat Chile in 2014 tournament's last 16.

Germany won four out of four World Cup penalty shootout matches. They beat France in a 1982 semi-final, Mexico in 1986 quarter-final, England in 1990 semi-final and Argentina in a 2006 quarter-final.


The 40 years old Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez will going to officiate in the first semifinal match. Rodriguez officiated the group-stage matches Belgium v. Algeria.
Brazil's Mario Zagallo and Germany's Franz Beckenbauer are the only people who won the World Cup as both player and head coach. Zagallo won in 1958 and 1962 as a player and in 1970 as head coach of Brazil while Beckenbauer won in 1974 as captain and in 1990 as head coach of Germany.