“I’m very optimistic with my team! I think the fact that we will be missing players will drive us. The support will be even more vibrant and the players will enter the pitch full of courage and confidence! I bet on 3-2 to Brazil!”
Claudia Leitte @ClaudiaLeitte

Brazilian, musical mega-star and singer of the Official Song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ alongside Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez

“This is the mentality for today: fight with honour, fight for us, fight as a team, never leave one of ours behind. Go Brazil, do it for Neymar!"
Anderson Silva @SpiderAnderson
Brazilian, aspiring footballer turned one of the greatest mixed martial artists in history

"Germany should be far too strong for a Brazil side lacking two key players. The hosts' run ends here. German machine keeps rolling."
Joey Barton @Joey7Barton
Former Manchester City & England midfielder

“We will have ‘another Final’ like the match in 2002! It will be a fantastic match and I believe we will have the same score (2-0 to Brazil).”
Cafu @officialcafu
Brazilian, two-time World Cup winner & Korea/Japan 2002-wining captain

"From favorite to underdog, the time is now for Hulk & his Brazil team-mates to rise up to the challenge. Even with the odds against them without Thiago Silva and Neymar, I believe Brazil will find a way.”
Wyclef @Wyclef
Haitian, three-time Grammy-winning musician

“Despite the absence of Neymar and Thiago Silva, I believe in – and cheer for – a Brazil victory. I think the team will be even for united for this game. Furthermore, we have many other great players – after all, this is Brazil’s most popular sport. I think the result will be tight and I’m going to risk a 3-2 win for our Seleção!”
Alessandra Ambrosio @AngelAlessandra

Brazilian, one of the world’s most successful models

“Brazil, for sure. It will be a tough match against the world’s best team, player for player. But Brazil will call on joyous tradition to win the match.”
Gael Garcia Bernal @GaelGarciaB
Mexican, actor, director & producer

“I reckon 2-2, all the way to penalties... and Germans don't miss penalties!”
Aaron Ramsey @aaronramsey

Welsh, Arsenal midfielder & one of the best players in the 2013/14 Premier League

“Germany is the rock of the tournament and will no doubt be a very tough opponent & difficult to beat. I wish [Germany] all the best. My heart, however, is with Brazil and I hope they can go all the way & be victorious in this year’s World Cup.”
Gary Player @garyplayer

South African, one of the greatest golfers in history

“Brazil could get carried away on a wave of emotion & passion and end up winning 1-0.”
Chris Kamara @chris_kammy

English, former midfielder & big television personality

“I believe it’s going to go to a penalty shootout. If it does, you’d have to be a magician to predict the winner!”
Fabio Cannavaro @fabiocannavaro
Italian, 2006 World Cup-winning captain

“I'm going for a Brazil win. Germany are very disciplined and cautious. Brazil are the team to beat at home, regardless of injuries. Time for them to shine.
Tim Cahill @Tim_Cahill

Australian, scorer of one of the best-ever World Cup goals & arguably his country’s greatest all-time player

“Germany has been more consistent & with the devastating loss of Neymar, you gotta favour the Germans in this one.”
Kenny Florian @kennyflorian

American, former soccer player and three-time UFC title challenger

“I tipped Brazil to win the World Cup before the tournament, based on their Confederation Cup performance last year. They haven't reached that level yet. Neymar and Thiago Silva’s absences are big blows. Unless Brazil raise their game to stop Germany's midfield domination they will rely on individual effort or set-pieces. My view now goes in favour of Germany as they are a more consistent and balanced team.”
Mikael Silvestre @IamMSilvestre

French, former international who won five English Premier League titles & the UEFA Champions League

“Neymar injured is a big loss to Brazil. Germany look stronger as a team. I think Germany will nab it.”
Shane Filan @ShaneFilan
Irish, formerly of boy band Westlife, who sold over 45 million records worldwide

“It will be a great game! They’re two great teams and I’m certain that it’s going to be an amazing match. I hope Brazil emerge victorious and reach the final that’s been dreamt about so much!”
Rafinha @R13_official
Brazilian, wingback who just missed out on Luiz Felipe Scolari’s final squad for this World Cup and plays for Bayern Munich in Germany