[Update: 4:11 pm] Goal! Thomas Muller scores for Germany! He booted it with his right foot off a corner kick to put the Germans head in the 11th minute. Germany 1, Brazil 0.
[[Update: 4:07] After eight minutes of action, Brazil had a decent chance on Marcelo's shot. Sami Khedira nearly got off a shot on target, but it hit Toni Kroos.
[Update: 3:20 pm ET] Willian is not in the starting lineup for Brazil. There had been speculation that head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari would insert Willian in the starting 11 after the loss of Neymar. Instead, Bernard gets the nod. Maicon was chosen over Dani Alves. As for Germany, they will go to a 4-2-3-1 with Philipp Lahm as a right back.
Brazil and Germany are set to face off in the first semifinal match of World Cup 2014. The match is highly anticipated, as both teams are looking to reach their eighth World Cup final.
The contest will kick off against at 4 p.m. EST from Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. The winner goes on to the final match of the 2014 World Cup with a chance to add to their trophy case. The finals will feature Brazil or Germany against Argentina or the Netherlands, who will play each other on Wednesday at 4 p.m. EST in Sao Paulo. While Brazil was once the favorite to win the entire tournament, an injury to Neymar will make it difficult for them to advance.
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G: Julio Cesar
D: Maicon, Dante, David Luiz, Marcelo
M: Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Oscar
F: Bernard, Fred, Hulk
G: Manuel Neuer
D: Phillipp Lahm, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Benedikt Howedes
M: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sami Khedira, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil
F: Miroslav Klose
Where to watch this game? The game will be shown in the United States on ESPN in English and Univision in Spanish. With many fans at work and unable to watch the contest on TV, ESPN will be livestreaming the match at WatchESPN, but it requires a valid cable subscription.
What if I don’t have a cable subscription? Univision gives those without a cable subscription a free live stream option, though it is broadcasted in Spanish. Here is a link to Univision's Brazil – Germany live stream.
Are there other free options to watch the game? For those who can’t watch the game on either platform, there are other options, such as First Row Sports. The website is a riskier link for online livestreaming. However, it offers multiple different viewing options for a World Cup 2014 match. It also provides viewers a totally free option to watch streams like the BBC's without needing to get past an IP address block.
Where will the game take place? Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. The city has a population of roughly 5.2 million, which is the third most populated in Brazil.
What's the weather? The temperatures are in the low 70s with humidity at about 46 percent at kickoff time
Who is the referee? Marco Rodriguez of Mexico will officiate the match.
What to expect from Brazil - Germany? It should be one of the best games of the entire 2014 World Cup. Following Neymar’s injury, the betting odds have made the match a tossup. Brazil will look to David Luiz, who is set to captain the squad against Germany. After failing to score a goal on 13 shot attempts, prior to the semifinals, Hulk will have to raise his game in the absence of Brazil’s star player.
Germany is led by a few big names, like Philipp Lahm and Mats Hummels, who are trying to help the nation win its first World Cup in 24 years. Thomas Muller enters the match with four goals in the tournament.
Prediction for World Cup 2014 match: Brazil over Germany, 2-1