Germany's coach Joachim Loew gives a press conference following a training session at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on July 7, 2014 on the eve of their 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final against Brazil. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ
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Germany coach Joachim Loew is worried about Brazil's "brutal" tackling in recent games, and appealed to the referee of their World Cup semi-final to be on the lookout for such tactics.Loew was one of many observers who took note of the bruising quarter-final between Brazil and Colombia, and said that tackling by both sides was often "brutal and almost over the limit".Loew began the news conference by once again expressing regret that Neymar will miss the match.Loew said Brazil was sure to take commitment, passion and emotion and the "backing of 200 million" into the semi-final, but that Germany should not adjust to its opponent and will try to play its own game.Loew said that all 22 players remaining in his squad are fit and ready to play.Loew said Brazil was the favorite despite the absence of top stars.
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