World Cup Unfiltered
By Editor Zack
In our first semi final we get to see the cutting precision and technical ability of Germany against the somewhat ragtag football of the home Brazilians. Brazil again snuck by Colombia on the strength of their star center backs, Thiago Silva and David Luiz, with both defensive players netting goals. It was an incredibly tense, combative match that saw Neymar carted off in agony after suffering a fractured vertebrae from a knee in the back. Brazil will be missing him badly against Germany. Not only will Neymar not be in action but captain Thiago Silva will be missing as well after yellow card accumulation from a really silly foul. These are two huge stars that won't be playing and Brazil will miss not having them on the pitch. Kudos to Colombia for making it this far while playing fun, attractive football, and to James Rodriguez for putting on a show throughout, and letting a massive locus ride on his shoulder after scoring against Brazil. The Colombians were treated like gods upon their return home and they certainly deserved it. Meanwhile Germany had a comfortable win against a French side that didn't live up to the high standards that their attacking football set earlier in the tournament. Germany was too dominant in the midfield and had more experience and technical ability in the end, while France looked flat for the most part. An early header by Mats Hummel proved enough to overcome the French, as they never looked comfortable against the Germans. I'm not sure that Brazil has enough in reserve without their stars Neymar and Silva against a German team that looks confident and knows who they are. Home field advantage can only take you so far, I think Germany will win barring a remarkable performance from Brazil, something we haven't seen yet.