File - Germany's coach Joachim Loew (L) and assistant coach Hansi Flick sing their national anthem before their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Algeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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That no European team has won any of the previous six World Cups in Latin America is not a daunting prospect for Germany as they head into Tuesday's World Cup semifinal against hosts Brazil, according to assistant coach Hansi Flick.Three-time World Cup winners Germany are confident that two years of meticulous university research combined with their own scouting and preparations for the conditions will give them an edge against five-time winners Brazil on their home turf. Germany are undefeated in Brazil but haven't yet had to face a Latin American team.Flick said to get ready for South American teams Germany have benefited from a giant database put together by a team of about 50 students at Cologne's sport university over the last two years.
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