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Reuters photo Germany's national soccer team coach Joachim Loew (center) talks to his players during a training session in Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte on Monday. Germany will play Brazil in the semifinals of the World Cup today.

Germany expecting victory: Host nation Brazil faces Germany in today’s semifinal

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SANTO ANDRE, Brazil (Reuters) — History weighs heavily on the shoulders of soccer players from Germany, a country that latches on to the glory of its three World Cup titles with special reverence - in part due to a shortage of national heroes after its belligerent 20th century.


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