On 8th July 2014, Brazil who are the hosting team for the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup will be playing against Germany. The match will be played at Estadio Mineirao, a stadium that is located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
This is also the 61st match of the ongoing tournament and the first match in the semifinals stages. The match will officially kickoff at 17.00 Brazilian time. To qualify for the semifinals, Brazil had to defeat Colombia and will be looking upon winning this match to enable them make it to the finals of the tournament.
Germany on the other hand who secured victory against France will be putting in the required efforts to make sure that they secure a place in the final stages of the tournament. Therefore expected to have a very competitive type of match.
Brazil vs Germany: Semi Final Match Preview
Despite Brazil having to finish in the first place of the group A, they have not at any instance been able to play that impressive kind of football to which the fans and supporters have been expecting. Brazil had received lots of criticism from this supporters especially when they faced Colombia in the quarter finals.
Many claimed that the team in general had a very weak type of defense. The South America based team was able to score against Colombia in first half of the match. Brazil were much focused and had a very high pace which left their opponents with no single clue of what awaited them ahead.
The team also was able to score a free kick hence breaking a record that was set in the 2002 World Cup. The team finally finished the match with a 2-1 win against the very common challenges.
The team has a number of quality players whom it will make use of them in this match head to their dream and target of clinching the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This is a do or die match for the South Americans.
Germany as a team in general has had one of the best performances in the ongoing tournament. The team’s performance so far cannot be compared to any of the 32 teams that have been participating in this tournament.
From history, Germany have made it to the semifinals a total of 12 times hence this will be their 13th time in this stage. 3 out of the seven times the Germans have been to the finals of the world cup were won.
The team started the world cup on a very high note beating the unexpected team, Portugal, 4 goals to null. The team is therefore determined and focused to reckon in the match ahead. They have to score more than 2 times if at all they want to defeat Brazil and qualify for the finals of the tournament.
Brazil vs Germany: Key Players Of The Match
Brazil will lack the support and skills of their captain, Neymar in this match who is out due to an injury he suffered in their last match, the quarter finals. The team however has no reason to worry as it will depend mostly on Julio Cesar, Hulk and Marcelo. The trio will work with other players to make sure the match ends in their favor.
The Germans on the other hand will have to rely on Thomas Muller as the key player of the match. The superstar has had a very good time in the ongoing tournaments as far as performance is concerned. He will work hand in hand with Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger in order to win this match.
Brazil vs Germany: Head To Head Encounters
Brazil and Germany from the records have faced each other a total of 21 times. 12 out of this times were the matches won by Brazil as Germany won 4.
The remaining 5 matches ended up in a draw. 39 goals out of the total 63 were scored by Brazil and the remaining 24 by Germans. This will be the 22nd time the two teams will be playing against each other.
Brazil vs Germany: Semifinal Match Prediction and Lineups
Brazil will be lacking two of their best players, Silva and Neymar. This means that they will be a bit weaker for the Germans.
Although it will be an advantage to the Germans, they will fail to match the standards of Brazil who will be aggressive like never before. The match will final end 2-1 in favor of the hosting team.
Probable lineups of Brazil:- Cesar, Maicon, David Luiz, Marcelo, Alves, Rosa, Paulinho, Hulk, Oscar, Bernard, and Fred.
Probable lineups of Germany:- Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Howedes, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Muller, Kroos, Ozil, and Klose.
Brazil vs Germany: Where To Watch Live Stream Online?
You can watch Brazil vs Germany semifinal match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup live online by clicking on the below links. As usual, we have included two types of links. One is Free Link which is a normal quality streaming link, and another one is a Paid link which provides HD Quality Stream Online.
Free Link:- ESPN
Paid Link: Satellite Direct (HD)
Let’s get to know some best tv channels that will broadcast Germany vs Brazil semifinal match. BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC One UK, WATCH ESPN, Univision Deportes En Vivo, BBC Red Button, Futbol 1, TRT Spor Web TV, Safina TV, ELTA TV, Channel Eye, FOX Sports 1 Brasil, and ZDF Sport Live Stream.