Consistent: Germany are the first country to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in four consecutive tournaments.
Two to tango: Their last meeting came in August 2011. Goals from Bastian Schweinsteiger, Andre Schurrle and Mario Gotze helped Germany to a 3-2 win. Neymar and Robinho netted for Brazil.
Clean as a whistle: No side have kept more clean sheets in the 2014 World Cup than Germany (3), while Brazil have only kept one in their five matches
What is it about 2002? : Germany’s only defeat in their last nine matches against South American opposition at the World Cup came in the 2002 final versus Brazil. They have won six and drawn two of the other eight.
Almost there: Miroslav Klose needs one goal to be the World Cup’s all-time leading scorer. He is currently joint-top with Ronaldo (15 goals).
Well, there you have it. Piers Morgan is backing Luiz to play well. Now watch him get stretchered off after 2 mins....
The stadium is absolutely rocking at Belo Horizonte. Here come the anthems....
David Luiz is holding up a Neymar shirt during the anthem. He needs to concentrate on his singing...
I defy you to not love this Brazilian anthem. So good.
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Brazil and Germany underway in World Cup semifinal #1
Is Bernard going to be the new Neymar. Well, probably not, but let's find out.
1 MIN - Bright start from the Brazilians as Hulk crosses it for Bernard. Neuer out to it fast.
7 Mins - Chance for Germany as the ball is slammed into the defender by Khedira. Cross from Ozil. Brazilian full backs leaving huge spaces behind as they go for that early goal. Will that cost them?
14 Mins- This is end-to-end stuff but Brazil are leaving themselves wide open at the back.