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Scolari hints at midfield three against Germany

Big Phil is pondering his options
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Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has given a very slight indication that he may tinker with Brazil's formation for tonight's World Cup Semi Final with Germany, as he looks to find a way to stem the attacking threat of the European side.

Speaking at a last press conference ahead of the game in Belo Horizonte, Felipao said: "Playing with three defensive midfielders is an option."

"If I have two players in there, the full backs will have less freedom but I might be able to add something that imposes a bit more damage on Germany, too."

Scolari's comments suggest that, were he to opt for such a system, then Luiz Gustavo would line up in the middle of the park alongside Fernandinho and Paulinho, with Ramires being another option for one of the roles.

You can get the team announcements and live game text commentary here on Sambafoot this evening from 2000 BST, with the game kicking off an hour later.

 
 

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