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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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Brazil's Neymar practices during a training session of the Brazilian national soccer team at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Brazil plays in group A of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Tuesday on TV: Soccer is back — and it's Brazil vs. Germany

Soccer fans have been going through a bit of withdrawl. After becoming accustomed to multiple World Cup games every day, once we hit the quarterfinals there were days when there were no games at all.

But we get another soccer fix today with the first of the semifinals — Brazil vs. Germany (2 p.m., ESPN). It's a huge game, and you've got to wonder how Brazil will do without the injured Neymar.

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