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Who will prevail when Germany take on Brazil?

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Germany proceeded to a record breaking fourth world cup semi-final in a row after defeating France 1-0 on Friday afternoon and will take on the hosts Brazil after they beat Colombia 2-1 later that day.

Germany looked so much better in their quarter final than when they played Algeria and thoroughly deserved their place in the semi finals. 

Brazil on the other hand haven't been great but they have got the results and that is the only things which matters.

Brazilian absentees

People have mentioned this to be the worst Brazil team ever, but if they win the World Cup without Neymar, then they would have seriously proved a point. 

Neymar broke his vertebra in the quarter final clash against Colombia after a rough challenge from Juan Zuniga.

To add to Brazil's woes, they will now be without skipper, Thiago Silva after his yellow card earned him a suspension, meaning Brazil will face Germany without their captain.

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German manager, Joachim Low, decided to play Miroslav Klose and Thomas Muller up front in their quarter-final tie to increase the pressure on the French back four.

Now without Thiago Silva, these two can surely be even more of a handful as they have already been throughout this World Cup campaign.

Klose only needs one more goal to break the record for most World Cup goals ever after he equaled Ronaldo's record of 15 against Ghana in the group stages.

Then there is Thomas Muller who has followed on from his massively successful 2010 World Cup campaign where he won the golden boot at just 20 years of age.

Now its 2014 and he is having the same impact where we have seen him be one of Germany's best players scoring important goals against USA and Portugal which helped his nation finish top of group G.

Muller will be the main threat going forward and will really terrorise Luiz although Dante, who will likely fill in for Silva, will know just how good the striker is having played alongside him at Bayern Munich.

Muller never stops running which is what makes him such a nuisance for the opposition because if this fixture goes to extra time, the German counter-attacks will be going to him.

Will they drop deeper?

People have pointed out Germany's defensive woes because they play a very high-line. But Low shunned these critics and moved Philipp Lahm to right-back and was aided with the return of Mats Hummels who brought in a lot of structure and scored the vital goal of course. 

Without Neymar, Brazil are missing their key player, their danger man, their talisman.

This means that their attack now only includes the under-performing Fred and a slowly improving Hulk. Perhaps Oscar will move to the left hand side of the field in Neymar's role, then Scolari will bring in Ramires in a central/right midfield role which Oscar currently occupies. 

If Germany's defence doesn't play a high-line and just let Brazil play their ugly football then their defence should have a good day. 

This is a game that Germany should be very confident that they can win. Brazil's two best players are unavailable, all Brazil have now is the home advantage but Germany always have massive amounts of pressure on their shoulders each time they come out to play a game of football.

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