Brazil to play Germany for the first time since 7-1 World Cup defeat

The friendly is scheduled for the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on 27 March 2018

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Germany and Brazil will meet next year for the first time since the 7-1 rout in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals. 

The international friendly, announced by the Brazilian football confederation (CBF), is scheduled for the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on 27 March 2018, only a few months before the next World Cup in Russia. 

Brazil coach Tite has said he wants his team to play some of the tournament favourites. He also mentioned wanting to play away to Italy and Spain.

Since losing to Germany in 2014, Brazil have rebuilt their national team under the new coach and could become the first team to qualify for the World Cup in the next few weeks.

The 7-1 defeat, which equalled Brazil’s biggest-ever margin of defeat, has become colloquially known as the Mineirazo.

It ranks alongside the country’s surprise 1950 World Cup final defeat to Uruguary on home soil, known as the Maracanazo, as the national team’s greatest humiliation.

Additional reporting by AP

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