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RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is ready to put the host nation's World Cup campaign on the line by taking a major selection risk for its semifinal with Germany on Tuesday.

Scolari is faced with a major headache after his best player, Neymar, was injured against Colombia. According to speculation in the Brazilian media, he is leaning toward Bernard, the most untested member of his attacking group, as the chosen replacement.
Martin Rogers

Brazil's Bernard speaks during a news conference in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro July 6, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo Regua (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's Bernard speaks during a news conference in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's Bernard speaks during a news conference in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro July 6, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo Regua (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's Bernard (L) and Fernadinho attend a training session in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo Regua (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's Bernard and Fernadinho attend a training session in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's Bernard (L) and Fernadinho attend a training session in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo Regua (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
REFILE - CORRECTING ID OF BRAZILIAN PLAYER Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
REFILE - CORRECTING ID OF BRAZILIAN PLAYER Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Bernard of Brazil poses for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo in this June 6, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
File photo of Bernard of Brazil posing for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo
Bernard of Brazil poses for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo in this June 6, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro May 31, 2014. The Brazil national soccer team's training camp, in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, began on May 26, in Teresopolis city. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro May 31, 2014. The Brazil national soccer team's training camp, in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, began on May 26, in Teresopolis city. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Brazil's Bernard (L) and Fernadinho attend a training session in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo Regua (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's Bernard and Fernadinho attend a training session in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's Bernard (L) and Fernadinho attend a training session in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Marcelo Regua (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
REFILE - CORRECTING ID OF BRAZILIAN PLAYER Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
REFILE - CORRECTING ID OF BRAZILIAN PLAYER Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Bernard of Brazil poses for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo in this June 6, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
File photo of Bernard of Brazil posing for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo
Bernard of Brazil poses for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo in this June 6, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro May 31, 2014. The Brazil national soccer team's training camp, in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, began on May 26, in Teresopolis city. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro May 31, 2014. The Brazil national soccer team's training camp, in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, began on May 26, in Teresopolis city. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
REFILE - CORRECTING ID OF BRAZILIAN PLAYER Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
REFILE - CORRECTING ID OF BRAZILIAN PLAYER Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Bernard of Brazil poses for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo in this June 6, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
File photo of Bernard of Brazil posing for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo
Bernard of Brazil poses for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo in this June 6, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro May 31, 2014. The Brazil national soccer team's training camp, in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, began on May 26, in Teresopolis city. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro May 31, 2014. The Brazil national soccer team's training camp, in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, began on May 26, in Teresopolis city. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
REFILE - CORRECTING ID OF BRAZILIAN PLAYER Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
REFILE - CORRECTING ID OF BRAZILIAN PLAYER Brazil's Thiago Silva and Bernard leave the pitch after their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Bernard of Brazil poses for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo in this June 6, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
File photo of Bernard of Brazil posing for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo
Bernard of Brazil poses for a photo before the team's international friendly soccer match against Serbia in Sao Paulo in this June 6, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro May 31, 2014. The Brazil national soccer team's training camp, in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, began on May 26, in Teresopolis city. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis
Brazil's national soccer team player Bernard sits on the pitch during a training session in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro May 31, 2014. The Brazil national soccer team's training camp, in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, began on May 26, in Teresopolis city. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

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