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Brazil's goonish tactics won't work against Germany at World Cup
Brazil's goonish tactics won't work against Germany at World Cup

There were a couple of things most fans wanted to see in the final games of this World Cup. Yet, neither will be on display in Tuesday's semifinal game between Germany and host Brazil in Belo Horizonte. The first is Neymar, the 22-year-old star striker and heir apparent to the long line of legendary Brazilian players that runs from Zizinho to Garrincha to Pele, then down through Zico, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. That's because Neymar is out for the rest of the World Cup because of a fractured vertebra. The second thing missing for Brazil on Tuesday will be the flowing, free-form style of play those eight former World Cup stars made famous, a style two-time world champion...

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