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Chile’s Gary Medel and Brazil’s Jo go for a header as Brazil’s Neymar looks on during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on Saturday, June 28.

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RIO DE JANEIRO — One thing for certain on Friday is that a South American team and a European team will secure their spots in the World Cup semifinals.
Germany and France have had some memorable meetings in World Cup matches, and both are former champions. The current French team is vastly less experienced than Germany, which has reached at least the semifinals of each major competition since the 2008 European Championships. France is rebuilding and has not reached any semifinal since its run to the 2006 World Cup final, but is showing glimpses of great promise in Brazil.
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