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2014 World Cup Semi-Finals – Europe vs South America

We’re down to the fianl four; Europe vs South America.

Barzil - affiliated with FIFA since 1923. vs Germany - affiliated with FIFA since 1904.
Brazil vs Germany in Belo Horizonte.

Germany and Brazil have won eight World Cups between them but have only played each other once, in the Korea-Japan 2002 World Cup Final.

Germany lost to Brazil (0:2) in Yokohama.

Confederations Cup

Brazil came out victorious from the two meetings with Germany in the Confederations Cup:

(4:0) in the 1999 Guadalajara group stage;
(3:2) in the 2005 Nuremberg semi-final.

The World United Through Football World Cup Winners:

Football in Brazil Sweden 1958; Chile 1962; Mexico 1970; USA 1994; Korea-Japan 2002.

Football in Germany Switzerland 1954; West Germany 1974; Italy 1990.

The Match

Without Neymar and captain Thiago Silva, Brazil will need the home support more than ever. Germany are saying that they’re without Angela Merkul, who has a meeting with the Chinese, and Philipp Lahm needs to be in bed at ten.

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Netherlands - affiliated with FIFA since 1904.vs Argentina - affiliated with FIFA since 1912.
Netherlands vs Argentina in Sao Paulo.

Holland and Argentina have met each other four times at the World Cup Finals; with Argentina only winning once (3:1aet) in the Argentina 1978 World Cup Final.

Holland beat Argentina (4:0) in Gelsenkirchen at West Germany 1974; and (2:1) in the Marseilles quarter-final at France 1998.

Holland and Argentina drew (0:0) in the final Group C game at Germany 2006.

There was little to play for then, as both teams sat pretty at the top with six points, while Côte d’Ivoire and Serbia-Montenegro were equally pointless.

Argentina topped the group to meet Mexico in Leipzig; while Holland went on to lose against Portugal in Nürnberg. Argentina then lost to Germany on penalties in the Berlin quarter-final.

The World United Through Football World Cup Winners:

Football in Argentina Argentina 1978; Mexico 1986.

Netherlands Runners-up: West Germany 1974; Argentina 1978; South Africa 2010.

The Match

Holland have had their moments and so have Argentina. In terms of support, this is almost a home game for Argentina.

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July 8, 2014 - Posted by | Argentina, Brazil, Brazil 2014, Germany, Holland |

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