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Neymar thankful he's not in wheelchair

Neymar thankful he's not in wheelchair

Neymar became emotional when talking Thursday about the injury that ruled him out of the World Cup, saying that if the knee to his back had been slightly more to one side he "could be in a wheelchair" right now, according to a AP report. The Brazil striker cried as he recalled the injury,...

Messi deserves to win the World Cup: Neymar

Messi deserves to win the World Cup: Neymar

Neymar has backed fellow Barcelona star Lionel Messi ahead of Argentina's World Cup final with Germany, insisting the 27-year-old deserves the victory, reports Goal.com. La Albiceleste progressed to Sunday's showpiece after defeating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties on Wednesday, overcoming Louis van Gaal's side after an uneventful 0-0 draw. Despite the traditional animosity between Brazil...

  

National humiliation

National humiliation

The morning after the night before, Brazil will wake up, shake its head and pray it has all been a terrible nightmare. Left disorientated, punch drunk and confused by the 7-1 annihilation in the Estadio Mineirao it will take time for the full implications to sink in for a country that had so much...

BRAZIL VS GERMANY

2002 rematch to decide first finalists

2002 rematch to decide first finalists

Two heavyweights of world football come face-to-face in Belo Horizonte today when Brazil take on Germany in the first World Cup semifinal. The mind games have already begun

WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL: BRA VS GER

5 reasons why Brazil will win

5 reasons why Brazil will win

Tragedy has struck for Brazil as they have lost their star player Neymar for the rest of the World Cup due to a back injury and will also be missing their captain Thiago Silva for tonight's game against Germany. However, there is still hope for the hosts and here are five reasons why...

Germany annihilate Brazil 7-1

Germany annihilate Brazil 7-1

Germany have reached the World Cup final after annihiliating hosts Brazil 7-1 in their semi-final clash in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. Shorn of injured playmaker Neymar, who suffered a fractured vertebra in the quarter-final against Colombia, and suspended captain Thiago Silva, Brazil were torn apart by a ruthless Germany at Estadio Mineirao, Goal.com reports. Miroslav...

Scolari takes responsibility for defeat

Scolari takes responsibility for defeat

After Brazil suffered their "worst loss" in their most important home game in 64 years, all coach Luiz Felipe Scolari could do was take the blame for his team's 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany, ESPNFC reports. "The catastrophic result can be shared with the whole group, but the choice and who decided...

How could Big Phil get it so wrong?

How could Big Phil get it so wrong?

When Argentina lost 4-0 to Germany at the 2010 World Cup, Diego Maradona was accused of a naive tactical approach against one of the strongest sides in the competition. But what happened to Brazil at home to Joachim Low's men on Tuesday night was much, much worse, Ben Hayward writes in Goal.com. Everything that...

It's now or never

It's now or never

Brazil must overcome the massive blow dealt by the injury to marquee forward Neymar if they are to beat frighteningly consistent Germany on Tuesday and book a World Cup final spot on home soil for a second time. Brazil, chasing a sixth world title, are still reeling from Neymar's injury in their quarterfinal win...

Referee must stop 'brutal' fouls: Loew

Referee must stop 'brutal' fouls: Loew

Germany manager Joachim Low said he hopes referee Marco Antonio Rodriguez will clamp down on rough play when his side faces hosts Brazil in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal, Jeff Carlisle writes in ESPNFC. Speaking at his pre-match news conference, Low said that the physical play he witnessed in Brazil's quarterfinal victory over Colombia "went...

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