Germany's (R) and Brazil's (L) flags are displayed next to the FIFA flag at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. The two teams last met in the 2002 World Cup final. (AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN)
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Brazil and Germany are two of the most decorated teams in football, with eight World Cup titles between them.Manuel Neuer has been one of Germany's best players this tournament, especially in the knockout rounds.He now plays for Toronto in Major League Soccer. He's been solid at this World Cup, however, where he has yet to concede more than one goal in a game. Brazil has always been known for its attacking play, but this World Cup squad arguably has more impressive names in defense -- especially now that star forward Neymar is ruled out.Germany's defense looked downright awful against Algeria, and coach Joachim Loew responded by dropping center-back Per Mertesacker for the next game and moving captain Philip Lahm to his favorite position as right back instead of midfield. Oscar, another Chelsea player, will also need to step up as a playmaker.Fred has struggled badly as the team's center forward at the World Cup, scoring just one goal in five games.
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