Jul 8, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
Brazil
1-7
Germany
Oscar (90')
Dante (68')
FT(HT: 0-5)
Muller (11'), Klose (23'), Kroos (24', 26'), Khedira (29'), Schurrle (69', 79')

Bastian Schweinsteiger: 'Brazil are still a threat even without Neymar'

Bastian Schweinsteiger in action for Germany against the Republic of Ireland on October 12, 2012.
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Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger believes that his side still face a massive challenge to defeat Brazil in their semi-final clash despite the absence of Neymar.

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has insisted that Brazil are still a formidable opponent for his side even without Neymar.

The 22-year-old was ruled out of the tournament after sustaining a fractured vertebra in the Selecao's quarter-final win over Colombia.

However, the Bayern Munich midfielder has admitted that Die Mannschaft still face a massive task to knock the host nation out of the tournament in their semi-final clash.

Schweinsteiger told FIFA.com: "They have two coaches in [Luiz Felipe] Scolari and [Carlos Alberto] Parreira who have won the title already, they have the home advantage and players with individual class.

"Their coaches have a lot of experience of this kind of situation. It's an honour and a challenge to play against the hosts, but it have would be better to play Brazil in the final.

"It doesn't matter how much experience you have, to play the hosts in this football-crazy country, I mean that in a positive sense, is something special."

Joachim Low's side take on Brazil in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.

Who will win the first World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte?

Brazil
Germany
Brazil
39.6%
Germany
60.4%
Brazil players pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014
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