Ramires says Brazil have learned how to play knockout football at the World Cup
Brazil midielder Ramires says that his team have learned how to play in the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup and expects their next game to be as tight as the others.
The hosts face Germany in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday for the right to reach the Final on July 13, and Chelsea star Ramires told Fox Sports: "We played hard and it was sweaty. The team is getting jaded with these games, but it is important to mature for the World Cup."
"Every game we try to improve, we hope to pass the semi-finals with two beautiful games we can win the title."
"We learned to play the tournament, and we are on track. A cup is like that, with knockouts, scores are tight and the games are difficult. Now, we expect a good game on Tuesday."
Ramires, who came on as a substitute in yesterday's win over Colombia, will be vying with the likes of Willian and Hernanes for the chance to replace injured star Neymar against the Germans.