09/07/2014 Match of the Day


09/07/2014

A chance to watch the first semi-final from the 2014 World Cup. Brazil meet Germany at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte. With commentary from Steve Wilson and Martin Keown.


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And then there were four. It is a World Cup semifinals and first up,

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two side who have lifted a trophy eight times between them. Brazil

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take on Germany who have got three of those golden stars above their

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badge. In Belo Horizonte, Martin Keown and Steve Wilson. This is a

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long way from being the most beautiful of the World Cup venues.

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It is a big, old bearpit of a ground but utterly thrilling and

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spectacularly noisy. Brazil are without their superstar and their

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captain. The last time they started without both the personal and Neymar

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was the quarterfinal of the last World Cup, when they lost to the

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Dutch. Neymar had started every game is that defeat. Brazil tried to get

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Thiago Silva were second yellow card overturned, but failed. Barnard, a

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local favourite, is in for Neymar. The captain for the ninth time of

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his country is David Luiz, in the absence of Thiago Silva. And the

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referee is Marco Rodriguez of Mexico. It is his first game since

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the Uruguay against Italy match in Nepal, a vote of confidence in him

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from FIFA after he missed that Luis Suarez bite. Germany have reached

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the semifinal or better in 12 of the last 16 Gold cups but they have

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never beaten Brazil in a competitive game. One World Cup, two

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Confederations Cup defeats. Jo Kim Lowe takes unchanged team from that

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which beat France in the quarterfinal. Miroslav Klose, his

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23rd World Cup finals match. He is on 15 goals. He breaks one record

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already, becoming the first player ever to play an four World Cup

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semifinals. Fantastic atmosphere, inside this stadium. The third World

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Cup semifinal for Luiz Felipe Scolari. The first one with

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Portugal. And Germany in their change strip, the red and black

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hoops, actually the kit of the Rio club, Flamengo. Martin Keown is

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alongside me, what do you think? I cannot wait, two of the big boys of

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world football. Ever any player wanted to be captain more men among

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else, it is him. He's loving it. What an arena, what an occasion. Who

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is heading to the Mara Kanawa? They must be hungry there, to welcome

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their team. Will they get the opportunity will it be Germany

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through to the final again? A horribly long pause for the players

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to sit and well and the man on the touchline in a FIFA Blazer has his

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arm raised, and no one can do anything before his arm drops, and

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drop it does. And Germany get the first of the semifinals under way,

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kicking from right to left. Yes, it has,

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it is a Brazilian corner. Yes, Bastian Schweinsteiger

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coming across. I am not sure that

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was completely out. The referee just having

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a word with Fernandinho and he is trying to stand on

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the toes of Neuer. Dante and Luiz Gustavo both

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play their football in Germany. It is important that Luiz

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Gustavo is back today. When the Brazilians arrived

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at the Estadio Mineirao today, they were all wearing baseball caps

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saying "Forca Neymar!" That shot did not trouble

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Neuer. There was some contact their on Luiz

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Gustavo by Bastian Schweinsteiger. this Brazilian team's

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composure under pressure. If Germany had broken there, they

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could've played it wide to Thomas

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Muller on the right-hand side. I hope we see that again, to see the

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position that Thomas Muller was in. I think Maicon is a weakness

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on this right-hand side. It will be interesting to see

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if they test him. He looked rusty

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in the last match against Colombia. Brazil have to retreat again

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for another German throw-in. It is interesting that Joachim Low

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has gone with the same team that he

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had last time out. I am not sure how long

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Miroslav Klose will last for. Miroslav Klose played for just

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over 60 minutes in the last game. Given away carelessly

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by Fernandinho. Brazil are not looking very

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comfortable in possession. They don't look like themselves at

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times. They have to be brave,

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deal with the pressure. Their best 45 minutes was

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in the first half against the Colombians, but they

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panicked in the second half. He is one of those who has

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recovered from a sickness. Quite a lot of people who have been

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travelling a lot around Brazil in the last month, coming

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from the cold climates in the South, particularly Sao Paulo where it is

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wet, then coming up north to the humidity, quite a lot

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of people have got the flu. Thomas Muller is trying to find

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a way round Dante. The free kick goes the way

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of Brazil. Marcelo on the left-hand side,

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he just leaves That is why

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the free kick was given eventually. Their full-backs are pushing up

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so high, they are leaving huge It has been

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a good flowing start to the game. Bastian Schweinsteiger

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in the right place for Germany. He is looking for a free kick,

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and he got one. What a promising start to the game,

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from the standpoint of a neutral! Basically, both teams are saying,

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we are going to attack Luiz Gustavo is going very deep when

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they have possession at the back. Just a little nudge on him

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by Miroslav Klose. I think he is just letting him know,

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don't take liberties in possession, Sami Khedira doing well,

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breaking into that channel. Plenty of mistakes

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in the first ten minutes! A slight nervousness from Brazil,

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when they are trying to mount Thomas Muller from

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the corner puts Germany in front! Who picked him up?

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Nobody! It is a ball that ends up

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at the far post. To get that kind of space

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at this level. He makes it look easy,

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but it is about concentration. The Golden Boot winner

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from four years ago, Thomas Muller, has put Germany in front

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in the 2014 semifinal. Now,

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a big test of Brazilian character. We will see what they are made

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of now! He has matched his tally

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of four years ago in South Africa. It will not win the Golden Boot this

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time around, but it puts him If Brazil are looking for leaders,

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there is no captain, If they are looking for inspiration,

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no Neymar. Many people have said it, that

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this Brazilian team can be beaten. The will of the nation might not

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be beatable, but the team was. Well, we are just looking at

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leadership, commanding your own box. I would be embarrassed

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if I gave my opposite number Was there an elbow there

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on the Miroslav Klose? Thomas Muller taken out of it

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by Marcelo. Marcelo knows

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he needs to take him out. David Luiz goes on a fantastic run,

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you have to say. Hulk should have done better

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with the cross, though. They will be looking to David Luiz

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for inspiration and leadership. Germany are stopping them

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getting any attacks going. He has been very mixed

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in this tournament, Hulk. Scolari keeps sticking with

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his team. Free-kick is taken

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by Kroos to Khedira. Blocked off

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by the Brazilian wide man. They are taking the sting out

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of things. The early signs aren't good

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for Brazil. Again, he hasn't got the pass

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into midfield. They fell behind in the first match

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of this World Cup, Brazil, you will remember,

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with that own goal in Sao Paulo. I think the Germans are not

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happy because they thought Lahm's challenge looked

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inch-perfect from here. The referee instantly indicated

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a corner and no more. Boateng's reaction was all about

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the way Marcelo hit the ground. Yeah.

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It is boiling over a little bit. Look at that

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for a perfectly-timed challenge. Brilliant challenge

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from a brilliant player. Brazilian corner played to the

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near post. Marcelo trying to get Oscar

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in behind. Bernard goes over, the referee

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gives nothing, then indicates Germany are so dangerous

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on the break. It is breaking down far too often

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on the Brazil left-hand side. Hulk has to improve

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that ball retention. Credit the Germans

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the way they are closing down. 66 competitive home matches since

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Brazil were last beaten on home soil in a match that mattered, back

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in 1975, Copa America semifinal, I thought he was going to do

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a Gareth Bale then! Look at Julio Cesar,

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he has no option. He is running free on the

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right-hand side in acres of space. No real problem for Julio Cesar

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there. Don't underestimate Khedira

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in that move. Ozil was doing

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his best to get there. He covered 57 kilometres

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before tonight's match. He's going to break some records

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because he's got oceans It's found its way through

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Fernandinho to Toni Kroos. Miroslav Klose is the all-time

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World Cup record goalscorer. Brazil have a mountain to climb in

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their own back yard against Germany! He eclipses the phenomenon, as

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Brazil call him, that was Ronaldo. How do Brazil shake up

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the unshakeable? At the moment,

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you look at what he's done in that Germany are completely controlling

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the match in the middle. Brazil have fallen apart

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inside 25 minutes! What a finish this is

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off his left foot. That is as good a finish

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as you will see. But look at the finish

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at the end of it. The dreams of 200 Brazilians

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look like mere fantasy. Blown apart

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and it is getting embarrassing. It's turned square,

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it's 4-0 to Germany! Brazil are being humiliated,

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humbled and taken apart. Their supporters simply cannot

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believe what they have seen. It is as if without

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their two main players, it is like The dream,

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the fantasy is well and truly dead. Stunned into near silence in

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Belo Horizonte. We were talking about the pressure,

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is it too much, Germany have been different class,

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of course. You have to have that strong

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backbone and it is missing Who is the next player that

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wants to take that mantle on? It's almost got to

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the stage where Germany have stopped I don't think they can

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believe how easy it is. FOUR goals in 15 minutes

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for Germany. Looking here,

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whether this is a foul. Hulk's leg dangling

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like the old fisherman's fly! I'm sure the boys at half-time

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will have plenty to say. Scolari's team raised a few eyebrows

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here, Willian on the bench, Ramires, If Scolari could do it again, I'm

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sure he would pick a different team. Absolutely no discipline,

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he goes charging out. They have been gifted these

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opportunities. I am afraid that the dream has gone. It has been blown to

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smithereens. It is just incredible. Sammy Khedira is having a field day.

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If you have joined us late, that scoreboard is correct! The

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scoreboard might open some brackets like they used to do with the old

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videprinter! They have been shambolic from the moment they fell

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behind, Brazil. You cannot just put it down to two top players not

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playing. Every team has had to do without players over the years at

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some point. He will not be lifting that FIFA Golden Globe. Bodies all

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of the place, deflection, and Tony Kroos was about to complete a

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first-half hat-trick. They are so pure, defensively. Everyone is out

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of position. It is like a testimonial game.

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There is so much more structure to the German side,

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Look at Bastian Schweinsteiger, making himself available,

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I think the emotion of the competition has got them

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through, but without those players, they will not go on.

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Thomas Muller complaining to the referee,

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Tomorrow night on BBC One at 11:45pm,

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highlights of Argentina against the Netherlands.

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On Sunday, the final itself, on BBC One from 7pm.

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Germany are, basically, already there.

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Toni Kroos is a beautiful passer of the ball.

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Germany have been efficient, unselfish.

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They could not have believed it would have been this easy.

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Thomas Muller is giving him a very heavy look there.

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It is almost as if it has become so easy they are ignoring

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The record defeat for Brazil was 6-0 down to Uruguay. They are 5-0 down

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within 25 minutes here. David Luiz is forced to send that

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long because nobody is showing Germany are such

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a well-oiled machine. Has Manuel Neuer got

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his knees dirty yet? He has made one catch early on,

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when it was still a game. The biggest ever margin

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of victory It is almost beyond belief that

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we are talking about it, but that it is 5-0 after 30 minutes, you do

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have to start to talk about it! No European team has ever won

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a World Cup on South American soil. Germany do not look as if they are

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in the mood to be kind to Brazil. Such good movement from the edge

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of their box, they are all making runs from deep,

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sometimes it is Sami Khedira, Brazil are not playing together

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as a unit at all. They are shell-shocked,

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look at them. Bastian Schweinsteiger

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looks very interested. It is Mesut Ozil to over the top

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of the crossbar. Mesut Ozil might not get

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the next one! That is probably

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the worst thing they have done! Shocking scoreline,

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shocking performance. This is a team that has not lost

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at home in a competitive fixture They haven't lost at home

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in any fixture in nearly 12 years! It is hard to believe

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what we are seeing. They are comfortable in possession,

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as well. Miroslav Klose's appetite to try

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and win it back is impressive. He stays

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on his feet beautifully. He just takes his chance to make

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the tackle. It looks as if Germany have learned

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some lessons, maybe the hard way, You fear for Brazil every

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time Germany get the ball. Germany can counterattack

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so quickly. That was a bit overconfident by

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Toni Kroos. We have not seen much from Fred

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in this tournament. Germany doing simple things well,

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for the second half. There are a few German players out

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there who have tasted defeat in the European Championships

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and the World Cup. Brazil can salvage some time

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a sliver of self-respect All that they are playing for now

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his pride. Joachim Low is strolling around

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his technical area, as if he is walking through a bluebell wood.

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He has never had so much fun! This German side is ruthless,

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no sympathy at all. They have their foot

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on their opponents In the scheme of things,

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they talk about the great 1992 Brazilian team, saying that they are

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perhaps the best team that didn't Is this one of the worst teams ever

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to make the World Cup semifinals? It is looking that way now,

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isn't it. 1982, such a great team, players

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like that do not exist in this team. They are so reliant on Neymar

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and Thiago Silva. It's the worst 45 minutes

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of football, possibly, Hulk is chasing it and has failed

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to keep the ball in play. There will be three changes made

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at half-time. Brazil, vulnerable without

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their captain. They have been outplayed

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and are being booed off. They have been humiliated

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by this German side. At half-time in the World Cup semifinal it is Brazil

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zero, Germany five. There have been three

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substitutions at half-time. Martin Keown,

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have you ever seen a performance it is just

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about hanging onto some pride now. Good luck scoring three

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in the second half against Germany! So, Mats Hummels is off,

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Per Mertesacker is on. There is one of the substitutes,

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Ramires. This team were occasionally

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booed by their home supporters. The shot

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by Ramires is cleared away. Many people thought that Ramires

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should have been Yes, the one thing he

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will give you is legs. It was an attacking selection

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by Felipe Scolari. Rather than that attacking

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selection, he put a lot of people in the midfield, and it has

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backfired in some fashion. He has put a lot of faith in Hulk

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and Fred in this tournament. German free kick,

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Philipp Lahm to take it. It is hard to say

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at the moment is the empty seats on the other side of the ground or

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just people being slow to get back, Jerome Boateng does well

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when he realises he can get it. The Mexican referee is completely

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disinterested in that call One of the big differences between

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the Brazil team this year and the one that won the Confederations

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Cup last year is the goals that they Fred got five goals

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in the Confederations Cup, It has all been about Neymar,

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virtually, in terms of putting Per Mertesacker will be trying to

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stake a claim for a place Manuel Neuer got a little touch

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on that. The danger is,

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when Brazil pile forward in search of some sort of honour

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from this game, that they could Germany will take pride in a clean

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sheet. They certainly will. Manuel Neuer is certainly the best

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goalkeeper in Walford poll. -- world football.

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Just looking at a replay there, Manuel Neuer, great reactions,

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He tries to hit it with the outside of his right foot.

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They are going to approach this in the manner of a team which is

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giving the impression of one that might get back into this game.

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They might give themselves problems approaching it like that.

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Paulinho takes an absolute age to hit that.

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You get the feeling that Manuel Neuer in the German goal is

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In our pre-match your vote, 41% of you said that Germany would

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14% of you now have egg on your face!

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He thought that was going to hit the back of the net, but, no,

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They have all the experience in the world with the coaches in the

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Brazilian dugout, but no one will be able to get them back into this one.

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Argentina and the Netherlands will be watching closely.

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It is that old saying, go and win the second half.

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They have given the ball away carelessly again.

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That is a great ball back into Thomas Muller.

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The work rate by Thomas Muller is phenomenal.

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Manuel Neuer patrolled the area outside

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He hasn't really needed to do it today, that if he does, he is there.

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Schurrle is coming on for Miroslav Klose.

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It gives a much better balance to the team.

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Extra salt in the wound for Brazil, Reynaldo's record has gone.

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The top scorers in this tournament are mostly what

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Number ten is a very important player.

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Fred should be giving that to Bernard.

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That is Khedira at his best, the threaded little passes he makes

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He enjoys getting out on the right-hand side when Muller

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Julio Cesar manages to get a foot on it.

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Thomas Muller might have made it six.

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They have given the ball away so often in such awful areas, Brazil.

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Schweinsteiger, to Khedira, who scored the fifth.

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Julio Cesar, that is a wonderful save he makes, on to his left foot.

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Muller senses there's more goals here.

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Already he has ten goals in his two World Cup finals appearances.

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CROWD BOO He had never scored for Germany before the last World

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Schurrle is coming back to close Bernard down.

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And the Germans are saying that Maicon should be shown

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His distribution is slightly off the mark.

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They are trying to get themselves on the scoreboard.

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And there is the man whose record he has beaten.

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I had the privilege to play against him.

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Comparing Fred to those great strikers.

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I have to blame Scolari for picking him.

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If his next best options are Jo and Hulk, perhaps that is why he

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I thought Hulk might have started down the middle tonight.

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Maicon gives Dante something to chase.

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Bernard has kept it in play, but his cross is too deep for Fred

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Where do the Brazilians go after the humiliation of Belo Horizonte?

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They go to Brasilia for the third place match and then

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Germany are doing enough, just seeing it through.

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The flick on it from Dante, just helped it reach Julio Cesar rather

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Great movement, a willingness to get forward.

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Joachim Low is thinking not only can we absolutely batter Brazil here,

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but we can send out a psychological message to whoever we reach in the

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Every one of them - this is Howedes, he is working really hard

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Scolari is going to have to draw names out

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of a hat to pick a team for the third-fourth-placed play-off.

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I don't think there will be too many volunteers.

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CROWD BOO Fred is getting some stick.

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Luiz trying to play it through to Luiz Gustavo.

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Schweinsteiger is making a run down the middle.

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He will let it go to Schurrle and Julio Cesar did ever so well.

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Taking a leaf out of Muller's book there.

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Oh and almost on to the chest of Fred!

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Had Fred got a touch on it, it wouldn't have counted.

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Julio Cesar did really well for that one.

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Muller is playing centre forward now and it is

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He is playing on the last defender's shoulder.

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If he can get the through ball he is looking for, he will be in.

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Argentina beat the USA 6-1 in the 1930 semifinal and Uruguay beat

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Yugoslavia by the same scoreline in the same year and Germany put

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six past Austria in 1964, so five is the biggest ever margin of victory.

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Muller made that, he comes off to feet, plays it off.

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Willian is going to be on shortly for Brazil.

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Kroos will want one more, he is on a hat-trick.

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That's six and Andre Schurrle makes it six to Germany and if it stays

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this way, it is the biggest ever victory in a World Cup semifinal.

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They have taken off Fred and it was Fred who was the recipient of those

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And Willian does not look exactly thrilled at the prospect

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The Brazilian crowd, many of them, are off.

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The Germans might declare in a minute!

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Not sure the Brazilians have been third best, let alone second best!

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He's got that pass in the locker, Kroos.

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Kroos was just a little bit stationary.

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Listen to the reaction - that picture is on the big-screen

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Willian, a little curler, he is well wide.

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This has been such a happy hunting ground for Fred.

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He scored 42 goals in 49 appearances in this stadium.

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And now he's booed every time the camera picks him out on the bench.

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There are many people in this stadium who have not seen

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No-one has ever seen them lose like this at home.

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When it is tight on one side, they go out the other.

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Germany, for all Brazil's obvious inadequacies, have been excellent.

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This is a system that other teams can copy.

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It is not rocket science the way they are playing.

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That midfield three, Schweinsteiger sits deeper,

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It is their game management, the way their intelligence and they

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Germany have become the first team in this World Cup to score six.

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He will refuse to be beaten if he has anything to say about it.

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In 2002, Germany scored eight goals against Saudi Arabia.

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The funny thing is, I think Germany have more in

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their locker for the final, whoever they will be playing against.

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They will go into it fresh, having one extra day of rest.

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Toni Kroos was looking for a give and go to get his hat-trick.

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They are letting the ball do the work, Germany.

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Just a little bit too much on that pass by Toni Kroos to Mesut Ozil.

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Another substitution, Julian Draxler is going to come on.

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Part of this seeming conveyor belt of German forward players.

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He has been heavily linked to Arsenal.

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Julian Draxler will get about 14 minutes of play.

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He was out with a very bad injury, he was not able to play

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I think David Luiz is in danger of losing his head.

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Thomas Muller not happy with the challenge.

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That all came from when Marcelo, the left-back, give up possession.

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They are six goals down, how many do they want to lose by?

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The German fans are swaying from side to side.

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I'm sure they would like to see a couple more.

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Everyone of these is just sublime that role.

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I think the Brazilians have had enough.

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Unfortunately for them, I don't think the Germans have had enough!

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They are shaking their heads in disbelief.

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Applause breaks out around the ground, which is good to hear.

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It is like watching one of the great Brazilian teams of yesteryear.

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In this country they know all about good football.

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The Brazilian fans still in this ground, I would suggest have

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just stood and applauded the team that has dismantled

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They know good football when they see it.

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Germany are one goal away from their biggest ever World Cup

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That was against Saudi Arabia in 2002, 8-0.

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Tomorrow night, BBC One, highlights of the second semifinal,

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Sunny, the first thing that Gerd Muller did there was try to get

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The World Cup final of 2014, Germany versus either Argentina or

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Julio Cesar has been beaten seven times in the semifinal.

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Whatever the state of the game, the Germans do not abuse it,

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they keep it simple, move it from side to side.

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The Germans have not missed too many.

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Almost everything they heads went in.

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You have to say, David Luiz has pretty much given up

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The Brazilian fans are actually giving the German team oles.

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That is ultimate humiliation for the home team.

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I don't think it gets much more humiliating than when

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the fans are giving an ole for every pass that the opposition strikes.

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Look at this fellow Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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It has been an astonishing World Cup.

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Every other day that seems to have been a classic game,

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and unbelievable result, a brilliant story.

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It will soon be over, what shall we do with our time?

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In terms of shocking results, this is the daddy of them all.

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It will be interesting to see what the crowd does on the whistle.

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Manuel Neuer never took his eye off it.

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Ramires has had a real goes into came on.

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You should have started, in my opinion.

:31:19.:31:22.

Manuel Neuer has been the standard goalkeeper of the World Cup.

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If you want to win anything, you need to have a top, top goalkeeper,

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If Germany get their skates on, they could be their biggest ever big

:31:39.:32:13.

tree, and match the biggest ever margin of winning at a World Cup

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A needless collision between Bernard and Manuel Neuer.

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Again, David Luiz, nowhere near his man.

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It is very difficult to look beyond Germany now for he is going

:32:48.:33:00.

Magnificent performances by Toni Kroos and Mesut Ozil.

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Brazilian football will have to go through an intense period

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His left-back has let him down tonight.

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Germany have completely owned the semifinal,

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Surely their best ever performance in a World Cup.

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I think they will be overriding favourites, I'm afraid.

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Almost an impossible finish from that angle.

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A test of character for Brazil, but they have failed abysmally.

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For once, a German mistake has given the ball to Ramires.

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That is the one thing missing from his game, Ozil.

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That ruthlessness, a great run through the middle.

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You think he is going to be calm - he is.

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Neuer thought about coming and retreated.

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At least it's given them something to work on before the final.

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Everything else has been pitch-perfect.

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Oscar scores the most pointless of World Cup goals.

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Two added minutes at the end of the game.

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I don't think they are singing, "We are going to win 8-7!"

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The whistle has gone and the referee has said that

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It's a Brazilian free-kick and that's it.

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Germany are into the World Cup Final.

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CROWD BOO Brazil, thoroughly unforgivable performance.

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Germany, thoroughly unforgettable performance.

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That is it the night that Brazil's beautiful game died. Deutschland are

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injuring land. -- It's like a submarine that goes

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underground. 50 tonnes an hour, in slurry,

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through this pipe. Start pumping. They might cause a panic

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of tiles falling off.

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