Germany will attempt to end its streak of two consecutive exits at the World Cup semifinals when it plays Brazil on Tuesday.
Die Mannschaft will face a Brazilian squad that’s devoid of its top scorer, Neymar, and its captain, Thiago Silva. However, Germany will have to overcome Brazil’s four-decade home winning streak in order to reach the World Cup finals.
Thomas Müller, who remains tied for second amongst all players with four goals in the 2014 World Cup, will spearhead the German attack. Meanwhile, fellow forward Miroslav Klose needs just one goal to surpass Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo as the World Cup’s all-time leading goal scorer, the Daily Mail reports.
The 2014 World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany will air at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN. Germany’s official lineup can be viewed below, courtesy of ESPN.
Germany Starting Lineup vs. Brazil
D: Lahm, Hummels, Boateng, Hoewedes
M: Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Kroos
F: Özil, Klose, Muller