Brazil vs Germany: Starting Lineups, TV Times And World Cup Open Thread

Brazil go into today’s crucial World Cup semi-final clash against Germany with a big cloud of uncertainty hovering over the entire nation at the worst possible time. Will the Selecao be able to overcome the absence of their national hero, Neymar?

Where to watch –

Brazil vs Germany kicks off at 4 PM EST/1 PM PST today, and this is where people in the United States can watch the game:

English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Referee –

Marco Rodriguez (Mexico)

Starting lineups – 

Brazil: César; Maicon, Dante, Luiz, Marcelo; Gustavo, Fernandinho, Hulk, Oscar, Bernard; Fred.

Germany: Neuer, Hoewedes, Hummels, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Klose, Muller, Lahm, Kroos, Boateng.

Statistics –

Brazil only have to look as far as their head-to-head record against Germany to seek inspiration. They have beaten Germany on 12 occasions previously, while the Germans have only won a paltry 4 times against the South Americans. That could give Brazil some respite and confidence going into tonight’s blockbuster showdown.

Taking the respective teams’ overall showing in the tournament, both have averaged around 12 chances per game, which have led to 2 goals in each game with just over 50% shooting accuracy. That shows there’s not much to separate these two sides in attack.

The cumulative defensive figures tell a different story altogether. The Brazilians have made 75 interceptions so far in the tournament, which is almost twice than that of Germany’s 39. However with the absence of Thiago Silva, that number could not increase by much today.

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42 thoughts on “Brazil vs Germany: Starting Lineups, TV Times And World Cup Open Thread”

  1. Probably the biggest game in the recent world cups this match is worth than final, all the neutrals would love to see the host nation playing final but its going to be very difficult for them predicting win for germany

  2. RIP Brazil.

    Home field advantage can only get you so far. They never found that form they had at the Confederations Cup. Until that, they didn’t look like a top 10 team, and now they’ve been exposed by a true top team.

  3. Absolutely pathetic. There’ll be riots.

    Disgusting display by the Brazilians.

    £50m for Luiz. Financial fair play didn’t stop them getting ripped off there.

    A mid table Premier League side could give this Brazil side a game.

    1. He wasn’t doing so hot at Inter or QPR. He really hasn’t had the best run since the 2010 World Cup. All of his teams have performed poorly, except for Brazil this last year. His confidence must have been shaken as a result.

      Don’t throw the blame on Toronto FC or the MLS, that’s just ignorance on your part. (though I’m not arguing that moving to the MLS was good for his game)

    2. No his fault for 7. Brazil was playing play-station FIFA D in front of him. He can only do so much. It could have been 9 or 10

  4. Wow, I’ve been watching World Cups since ’72, I’ve never seen anything like this.

    Scolari is not a tactician. Emotion will take you only so far.

    All the Stadia are starting to look like white elephants. The riots will begin in 5,4,3,2

    1. The only game I seen like this was a group stage game in 78 (Hungary vs El Salvador) and then there was the 78 semi final Argentina vs Peru, but we know that semi was a fix.

  5. Was planning on leaving work at 3:30 and hitting a pub. Couldnt leave til 4 and i walk into 5-0. Did a bloody double take and still dont believe it.

  6. This is insanity! How can a team be so bad in front of their home fans? It’s as if Scolari just assembled a group of players that don’t know one another.

    This German side is awesome. Khedira was the MVP of the half. Why Real Madrid would let him leave is mind-boggling. As much as this is an awesome display by Germany the one that really counts is the final. They should bottle this up for the final. They will be such overwhelming favorites now that it might work against them if they feel they can do this anytime they want. They should remember they are playing a very poor Brazilian side.

  7. Best thing for us fans for the future. After being embarrassed on home soil like this Brazil will never play this defensive crappy ball again. Joga Bonito will be back on our screens either by 2018 or 2022.

    1. I agree that the Brazilian federation will take a close look at this and make changes, not only to the Nat’l team philosophy but also to the league.

      Not sure you’ll see the 1970 Joga Bonito style ever again but it won’t be this team’s type of play.

  8. Come on Germany, just declare. This is utter humiliation! Those poor Brazilian fans in the stadium don’t deserve this.

    1. Stop being a sore loser. They’ve beaten my Oranje in countless friendlies and even I’m Euro 2012 and they battered Argentina last World Cup.
      Have respect for them. I don’t like them but stop being a sore loser and appreciate the piece of history you just witnessed.

  9. Somebody should check each and every Brazilian player’s bank account after this. This simply defies belief. Match fixing, anyone?

    Germany are a crap team, aren’t they! :)

    1. Love to see Louise get her comeuppance today. Remember your false racism claim against M Clattenberg. How does that karma milkshake taste. :)


      1. It wasn’t Luiz who made the claim against Clattenburg, it was John Obi Mikel, and it wasn’t about racism but about use of language that was insulting.

        1. Luiz and ramires both backed mikel you might want to refresh your memory. I’m sure MR Clattenberg could refresh your memory. By the way Louise is a punk and a clown.

  10. When the Japanese Ref 3 weeks ago decided to gift the win to the imposters of Brazil, my dad made a call that God will punish them and they will cry.

    Cry, they did today!

    No mercy!

    Fred? Hulk? Paulinho? David Silva? Fernandinho? Garbage!

    God doesn’t allow such imposters anywhere near the World Cup!

    I never thought I would cheer for Zie Germans today, but sleep well tonight, kids, the World is a better place!

    The garbage Brazilian side that should have lost to both Chile and Colombia was finally exposed!

    Bye bye now!

    1. David Silva is not Brazilian. Thiago Silva did not play today but is one of Brazil’s best players and a world class defender.

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