Germany faces off with host Brazil in what will likely be a thrilling match in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup. How would a win today and on Sunday affect Brazilian politics and President Dilma Roussef’s chances of winning re-election this fall? How has the World Cup changed Brazil’s emerging middle class? And why did Brazilians have such low expectations for this World Cup in the first place?

I speak with blogger Hugo Godinho in Sao Paulo who discusses these questions and more in a new edition of BloggingHeads.

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