The moment the world had been waiting for had finally arrived — the 3rd time football greats Germany and Argentina were to compete in the World Cup finals — and what a glorious match it was. While some might complain that the match was a tad bit dull due to the lack of goals being scored, they may not realize that that was simply proof of how well matched both teams were. An intense 90 minutes played out without either side laying claim to a goal but that is not to say that there weren’t any eventful occurrences on the field, much of them mishaps.
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There is probably not a single World Cup season that is without shocking results, amazing performances and unexpected twists. Well, World Cup 2014 is no exception. In case you missed the match earlier today that took place between Brazil and Germany, what we can tell you in a nutshell is that you missed out on one of the most spectacular and outstanding matches for a long time, depending on who you were rooting for. The Germans handed hosts Brazil a thrashing on the football field with a 7-1 victory to more than safely sail on through to the final stages of this World Cup season. Hosts Brazil, on the other hand, are reeling from a terrible and embarrassing loss on home grounds that has broken the hearts of the Brazilian nation. With only a single consolation goal achieved at the last minute, this loss marks the first time Brazil has lost a competitive international match on home grounds in 39 years. For most football fans who have been following the World Cup matches closely, it wasn’t so much Brazil’s loss that was the surprise as just how brutally the World Cup 2014 hosts were defeated by their European opponents, as both were evaluated to be somewhat on par in terms of skill and strength.
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World Cup 2014 Prediction: Brazil vs. Germany
In a sensational twist during Brazil’s last outing on the football field against the Colombians, the odds in their favour seem to have been greatly overturned — Brazil’s star player, Neymar, was horribly injured with a fractured vertebrae which saw him being stretchered off the field while team captain Thiago Silva summarily got suspended from participating in the semi-finals match against Germany after being issued a yellow card. For a team with a record and reputation to maintain, things seem to be going quite badly for hosts Brazil. The pressure is doubled and mounting as well due to the fact that the Brazilians are scheduled to meet with the formidable German team next.
The Germans have done quite well for themselves thus far this World Cup season, although not extraordinarily so. With exception of their match against Portugal, the Germans could be said to have just scraped by with draws/ties and close wins. By applying the right amount of pressure and mounting a strong enough attack, they might be able to take advantage of Brazil’s badly timed misfortunes to book themselves a place in the finals.
Brazil, however, is by no means handicapped or stunted as the team is not short of talented players who are more than capable of contributing to their team’s glory. If the players’ natural football flairs and talents are combined with the right strategies, we believe the Brazil has about as much fighting chance as they would have has if Neymar had not been out of commission. Yet oftentimes, a team’s performance can be greatly affected by morale and Brazilians can only hope that the ill fates of Neymar and Silva have not put the rest of the team in a negative funk. Still, the home ground advantage might just come in handy and be the motivating factor for Brazil to give it their all and fight their way through their disadvantages.
Our prediction: Brazil wins 2-1 or 1-0
Despite the poor weather and torrential rains that bombarded Recife, where USA was scheduled to play against Germany, the match took place without any major hitches. Germany had the advantage by gaining control over much of the game and with the winning goal by Thomas Mueller, the Germans ended the match with victory on their side. Germany applied much pressure against team USA and despite prior speculations that Germany might play a more docile game in order to allow a draw, it seemed that the German team was all out to prove themselves worthy on the field. Despite Germany achieving this well deserved win over USA, both teams are the top 2 positions of their group’s standing and will be advancing to the Round of 16 of World Cup 2014.
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