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Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger said Sunday he was saddened Brazil's Neymar will not feature in their semifinal but believed the hosts may play above themselves with the whole nation behind them.He added Germany were looking forward to a classic game Tuesday against Brazil, who won the 2002 World Cup final in the only previous clash between the pair at a major tournament. Schweinsteiger, who has played an important role for his coach Joachim Loew as a leader on the pitch, said Brazil have plenty of great players but Germany are ready for the hosts.Brazil, Germany's first South American opponents at this World Cup, will be difficult to beat, he said.Schweinsteiger, in his first news conference in Brazil, said he felt fit after overcoming injuries before the World Cup.Schweinsteiger said his team were even stronger than the Germany side that finished third at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after losing to Spain in the semifinal.
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