Brazil vs Germany
Another unforgettable evening is waiting football lovers all over the world as Brazil giant of Americas will be hosting Germany giant of Europe.
Football history in its prime tournament simply can’t be understood without Brazil and Germany.
The South American and European giants have each played seven World finals, and combined, they have won eight Championships.
Brazil are the only team to play in every single edition of the World Cup, while Germany have only missed two tournaments.
In the 1950 Cup, Brazil had everything ready to celebrate their first world championship; the table was set with 200,000 Brazilian fans packing the cathedral they have built and called Maracana.
But Brazil lost dramatically to Uruguay, and even though they have gone on to win the World Cup five times since, the “Maracanazo” tragedy is still alive.
Since the World Cup started in 1930, Germany has never gone more than 24 years without winning it. The last time the Mannschaft won a major tournament was Euro ’96.
The first major tournament won by Germany was the 1954 World Cup and its longest time afterwards without winning anything lasted until the Euro ’72 victory; in other words, it took 18 years to celebrate again.
2002 Japan/South Korea Final Germany 0- 2 Brazil
2005 Germany Semi-finals Germany 2-3 Brazil
1999 Mexico Group B Brazil 4-0 Germany
2011 August Germany 3-2 Brazil
2004 September Germany 1-1 Brazil
1998 March Germany 1-2 Brazil
1993 November Germany 2-1 Brazil
1993 June Germany 3-3 Brazil
1992 December Brazil 3-1 Germany
1987 December Brazil 1-1 Germany
1986 March Germany 1-0 Brazil
1982 March Brazil 1-0 Germany
1981 May Germany 1-2 Brazil
1981 January Brazil 4-1 Germany
1978 April Germany 0-1 Brazil
1977 June Brazil 1-1 Germany
1973 June Germany 0-0 Brazil
1968 December Brazil 2-2 Germany
1968 June Germany 2-1 Brazil
1965 June Brazil 2-0 Germany
1963 May Germany 1-2 Brazil
Total Games Played: 21
Brazil Won: 12
Germany Won: 4
Brazil Scored Total 39 Goals while Germany total of 24 Goals.
Brazil captain Thiago Silva is banned, so Dante will deputise, but they have Luis Gustavo back from suspension.
With Neymar injured, Brazil could field a central midfield three, or else pick an attack-minded replacement such as Willian or Bernard.
Germany coach Joachim Low must decide whether to recall centre-back Per Mertesacker, who was left out against France for tactical reasons.
Low has reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match.