Injured Brazilian national soccer team player Neymar waits to be airlifted home from Brazil's training camp in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro, July 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Marcelo Regua)
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Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari faces a potentially make or break decision as to who replaces injured star Neymar in his starting line-up for the World Cup semi-final with Germany Tuesday.The moment two minutes from the end of normal time in the quarter-final that Colombian Juan Camilo Zuniga kneed Neymar in the back fracturing a vertebrae could come to be seen as the action that cost the hosts their sixth World Cup.If Scolari baulks at handing either player the responsibility of the position which he had created specifically for the team's best player -- and neither would fit that bill even in Neymar's absence -- then the coach could toughen up his midfield at the expense of creativity.
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