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Germany coach Joachim Loew uses strong language to warn about hard play by Brazil at World Cup

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    German national soccer team head coach Joachim Loew attends a news conference after an official training session one day before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) (The Associated Press)

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    German national soccer team head coach Joachim Loew smiles during a news conference after an official training session one day before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) (The Associated Press)

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    German national soccer team coach Joachim Loew watches a ball during an official training session one day before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) (The Associated Press)

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    Germany's Thomas Mueller stretches during a training session one day ahead of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) (The Associated Press)

Germany coach Joachim Loew has called some of Brazil's tackling excessive and even brutal and appealed to the referee of the World Cup semifinal to be on the lookout for such robust tactics.

Germany and Brazil play Tuesday in Belo Horizonte.

Loew said on Monday that Brazil was sure to take commitment, passion and emotion into the semifinal but that Germany should not adjust to its opponent and will try to play its own game.

If his team manages to play to its abilities, Germany's hopes of reaching the final "are not all that bad," according to Loew.

Loew began the news conference by once again expressing regret that Brazil star Neymar will miss the match because of injury.