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Brazil into final four

2016-08-14 10:21
Neymar (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Olympics hosts Brazil have seemed to finally be hitting top gear as they beat Colombia 2-0 to power their way into the semi-final of the football competition.

The Brazilians began the tournament very poorly with two consecutive grab 0-0 draws against South Africa and Iraq, leading to boos echoing around the stadium at the final whistle on both occasions.

However, any fears the nation's under-23 side would flatter to deceive at the tournament are quickly being eroded by their increasingly impressive performances in the playoffs.

The start of the match was a nervy affair with clumsy challenges coming in from both sides leading to plenty of fouls and yellow cards early on.

Neymar made the most of a foul Walace in the 12th minute as he stepped up to the free kick 30 yards from goal and fired Brazil into the lead with a powerful strike.

Despite dominating long periods of the match, the home side had to wait until the 83 minute to secure the result with Luan capping off a flowing attacking move when he noticed the Colombian goalkeeper off his line and hit a deft finish over him to make the score 2-0.

In the other match on the night, Alberth Elis' 60th minute goal was all that separated the sides as Honduras made history by beating Korea 1-0 to advance to the Olympics semi-final for the first time in the nation's history.

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