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Scolari didn't replace Neymar and Silva, he just left a hole.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Jul 8th, 2014 at 04:55:06 PM EST
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Without them, Brazil is definitely a mediocre team. Illusions were still high - a perilous mismatch. Germany can pound weaknesses, as it already demonstrated against Portugal.
by das monde on Tue Jul 8th, 2014 at 06:01:54 PM EST
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Dante is an excellent defender, so it's a bit of a mystery why replacing Silva with him should have resulted in this.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jul 8th, 2014 at 06:17:57 PM EST
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There was no midfield defense or pressing from Brazil. 'Schland was already better at quick "whatever one calls turnarounds (schnell umschalten)," and the passes were the best since the opening match.

Dante was not the problem, he played a fine match.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Jul 8th, 2014 at 06:45:18 PM EST
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At the first goal, which resulted from a corner kick, a grand total of five Brazilians were guarding Hummels while none guarded Müller. That's a total defence blackout.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jul 9th, 2014 at 03:45:07 PM EST
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