Thomas Müller of Germany celebrates scoring his team's first goal during their 2014 FIFA World Cup Semi Final match against Brazil

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How Germany's 14-Year Plan Destroyed Brazil

Germany beat Brazil with a plan launched in 2000 to find all the grade schoolers in a nation of 80 million who can really play soccer, train them young, and get them attached to a professional team

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