Brazil Comeback In Style To Defeat Germany And Move Into Last Four


Brazil needed a second-half turnaround to defeat Germany 2-1, and with it, reach the semi-finals at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Sunday evening.

Played in front of a passionate crowd of 66,613 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Brazil made the brighter start to the contest. As the match passed the quarter hour mark, Germany settled down and looked the better side up to half-time. They would open the scoring from the penalty spot on 21 minutes after John Yeboah was tripped by a sliding Lucas Halter in the Brazil box. Captain Jann-Fiete Arp converted his spot-kick for his joint leading fifth goal of the tournament.

Yet, it was in the second half that the South American champions turned the match around with two goals in six minutes. Substitute Weverson levelled matters on 71 minutes before Paulinho drove home a bullet finish six minutes later, to the delight of the Brazil-supporting  ecstatic Kolkata crowd. This result sends Brazil into a last-four meeting with England in Kolkata on Wednesday which was shifted from Guwahati due to bad weather conditions.