The article speaks about the prospect of Germany defeating Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Semi-finals to be held on 9th July, 2014.
Three times champion Germany are favourites against five times champion Brazil in the FIFA World Cup 2014 semi-finals. Both the titans are going to clash on 9th July, 2014.
Brazil is the only country who had qualified for all the FIFA World Cups. Germany is the nation qualifying for maximum number of semi-finals. So in name and weight both the teams are very strong. The history is behind them and always their experience in the semi-finals had been unmatched. The records are in favour of Brazil.
Previously in encounters of Brazil against Germany, Brazil defeated Germany in majority of times. But this time, the strength of Germany is greater than that of Brazil.
But in this World Cup, the strength of Fred, Oscar and David Luiz had been the positive factor against other teams. As Neimaar had been severely injured there is no chance of him playing the semi-finals. But even had he played Germany would still have been the favourites. The only thing favouring Brazil is the heat which is to the advantage of Brazil and disadvantage of Germany, and the capability of scoring goals from set piece situations. David Luiz had played a marvellous shot against Columbia from the set piece situation.
On the other hand, Germany has many match-winners in the team. Miroslav Klose with 15 goals is the highest scorer in FIFA World Cups along with Brazil’s Ronaldo. If he scores one more goal he will be the highest scorer ever.
Muller, the great striker of Germany, has 4 goals under his belt with a hatrick against Portugal in this World Cup. Although Rodriguez of Columbia still now has 6 goals, Muller still can score 2 goals and is in the hunt for the golden boot along with Lionel Messi of Argentina who also has 4 goals.
Ozil had been the game maker of this World Cup for Germany. Schwensteiger was not fit for the first few matches. He had recovered and presently doing a better job in this World Cup.
Lahm and Podolsky are veterans of two World cups and are important players. Gotze and Hummels are the attacking mid-fielders who had really impressed the football lovers with their aggressive mind –set. The goalkeeper Neuer has also made important saves.
If Germany can withstand the extreme heat of Brazil there is no reason why they cannot defeat Brazil in the semi-finals on Wednesday. The spectators are expecting a great clash.
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