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Who will prevail in Belo Horizonte?

Updated 1612 GMT (0012 HKT) July 7, 2014
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How much will Brazil miss Neymar in the semifinal clash against Germany? The star striker who has been center stage during the World Cup has been forced to sit on the sidelines following a back injury sustained against Colombia last Friday. Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images
Neymar fractured a vertebra during his side's 2-1 quarterfinal win in Fortaleza. The 22-year-old talisman had scored four goals in five matches. Will Brazil have enough firepower without their 22-year-old talisman? FABRIZIO BENSCH/AFP/POOL/Getty Images
Belo Horizonte was the scene of Brazil's dramatic penalty shootout win over Chile in the last 16. Will Julio Cesar (pictured) be able to repel the German threat in Tuesday's semifinal? Jeff Gross/Getty Images
Luiz Felipe Scolari is looking to repeat his success leading Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002. Michael Steele/Getty Images
Joachim Low has steered Germany to a fourth consecutive World Cup semifinal. The 54-year-old coach succeeded Jurgen Klinsmann following the 2006 finals hosted by the Germans. Martin Rose/Getty Images
Thomas Muller is still only 24 years old but has already scored 21 times in 54 appearances for Germany. He was the winner of the Golden Boot in South Africa in 2010 and has scored four in five matches in Brazil. Martin Rose/Getty Images