Germany have a settled side and it looks like they will be a force in the World Cup.
Record champions Brazil were the first team to qualify for the World Cup in Russian Federation to underline their resurgence but they now face an emotionally hard match with title holders Germany. This time they're, or just Daniel Alves for now, calling it the "world clasico": a much-anticipated encounter in Berlin this evening between his country Brazil and Germany that could essentially act a dress rehearsal for a last-16 clash in Russian Federation this summer at the World Cup in addition to a chance to exorcise some of the demons unleashed by one of the darkest chapters in Brazilian footballing history.
"They are a great team with a good mix of old and young players, they are technically strong, but they also have tough players in defence".
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Tite added the friendly game was part of his side's healing process. On Tuesday, in Berlin, the Brazilians have a chance to exact a modicum of early revenge and it could be a pertinent indicator of just how complete the recovery of Tite's much-improved side has been. In the 55th minute, Willian had a chance from 15 yards blocked, with Paulinho firing the rebound at Trapp to force a corner kick.
Brazil star Neymar will miss the friendly against Germany because of foot surgery.
Brazil were keeping up their high-pressured game at the start of the second half, despite struggling to break down the German rear-guard.
This summer's tournament in Russian Federation will provide them with the chance to put those memories well and truly behind them, as they aim to win their sixth World Cup - led by the likes of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus.
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Gabriel Jesus headed in the victor in the 37th minute as Brazil, beaten just once under coach Tite and missing injured talisman Neymar, beat a second-string German team to restore some pride after their 7-1 loss to the Europeans four years ago. These two teams will have tons of pride to play for as they face this week. Bettering 2014's shambles has to be the main priority, and Tite's calming brand of calming pragmatism could be just thing to get them back to where they believe they belong.
Kroos felt some fringe players had blown their chance at a place in Germany's World Cup squad. They're the Brazil everyone knows'.
More worryingly for Germany head coach Joachim Loew ahead of their World Cup defence in Russian Federation, his captain Jerome Boateng twisted his right ankle and was forced off in the second half.
Tite also named his starting XI for the opening World Cup game back in February, with Marcelo the only survivor from the 11 that lined up from the start against Germany.
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