The world champions are relishing the French challenge.
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Germany face hosts France in the Euro 2016 semifinals Thursday in the midst of an injury crisis, but buoyed by memories of their flooring of Brazil at the same stage of the 2014 World Cup.Joachim Loew has compared the situation to two years ago when Germany stunned hosts Brazil 7-1 .France's 5-2 hammering of minnows Iceland in the quarterfinals Sunday means the hosts come to Marseille with hopes high – game on, Loew says.Either Emre Can of Liverpool or Borussia Dortmund's Julian Weigl is set to parter Toni Kroos in the defensive midfield with Khedira out and Schweinsteiger struggling.France have never fully forgiven Germany for their penalty shootout defeat in the controversial semifinals of the 1982 World Cup finals in Spain.
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