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Reports: Neymar has been taken to hospital and his back injury isn't looking good. #BRA— Get Football News (@GetFootballNews) July 4, 2014
Reports: Neymar has been taken to hospital and his back injury isn't looking good. #BRA
22 years old
An absolute super star pic.twitter.com/E1hXcQAvQX— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) July 4, 2014
22 years old
An absolute super star pic.twitter.com/E1hXcQAvQX
54 - A total of 54 fouls were committed in #BravsCol tonight, the most in any game at this World Cup so far. Feisty.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 4, 2014
54 - A total of 54 fouls were committed in #BravsCol tonight, the most in any game at this World Cup so far. Feisty.
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Brazil make the semi-finals for the first time since 2002. They'll face Germany in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.
FULL-TIME: Brazil 2-1 Colombia
It's all over. Brazil have reached the semi-finals!
Heartbreak for Colombia who left it just too late on the night.
James Rodriguez, who was a star earlier in the tournament, exits the stage in tears...
90 + 2' - Corner for Colombia but Ramos' header is wide of goal...
It is greeted by a huge cheer from the partisan crowd...
86' - Worries for Brazil as Neymar is stretchered off.
Henrique, a defender, replaces him...
80' - Colombia make one final replacement, Quintero on for
Also, Hulk is off for Brazil and Ramires on.
79' - James Rodriguez scores past Cesar who dives the wrong way!
Colombia have been thrown a lifeline here!
Ref's having a shocker but worth reiterating: #BRA haven't lost a competitive game on home soil since 1975. Pele was still playing, for NYC.— sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) July 4, 2014
Ref's having a shocker but worth reiterating: #BRA haven't lost a competitive game on home soil since 1975. Pele was still playing, for NYC.
64' - YELLOW CARD for Brazil captain and goal-scorer Thiago Silva after he tries to dislodge the ball from Colombian 'keeper Ospina just as he's about to kick from hand...
This means Silva will miss Brazil's next game.... if they progress....
#col playing poorly, but treatment of #rodriguez has thrown them off. Ref happy to let the "tactical foul" dominate 2nd half. #bbcworldcup— Neal Collins (@nealcol) July 4, 2014
#col playing poorly, but treatment of #rodriguez has thrown them off. Ref happy to let the "tactical foul" dominate 2nd half. #bbcworldcup
Colombia very direct now, bashing up front for runners, not able to play through mid, losing lot of passes back to middle #SBSWorldCup— Craig Foster (@Craig_Foster) July 4, 2014
Colombia very direct now, bashing up front for runners, not able to play through mid, losing lot of passes back to middle #SBSWorldCup
Neymar slips en-route to celebrating Silva's goal & continues celebrating as if he doesn't care #BRAvsCOL #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/3USSLeM5ql— FTBpro (@FTBpro) July 4, 2014
Neymar slips en-route to celebrating Silva's goal & continues celebrating as if he doesn't care #BRAvsCOL #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/3USSLeM5ql
47'- Cuadrado darts down the inside-right channel and is upended by the
dangling leg of Luiz. The referee's not giving it, though.
Then Fernandinho shoulder-charges Ramos into the
hoardings behind the Brazilian goal on the left. It's totally unnecessary, as
Ramos had run the ball out of play.
But the referee is doing nothing...
#BRA 1-0 #COL. Brazil controlled that opening 45 minutes. #COL not had a shot on target yet. http://t.co/gCiSY41JgD pic.twitter.com/EnoDGOFZir— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 4, 2014
#BRA 1-0 #COL. Brazil controlled that opening 45 minutes. #COL not had a shot on target yet. http://t.co/gCiSY41JgD pic.twitter.com/EnoDGOFZir
45'- Colombia's Víctor Ibarbo has been replaced by Adrian Ramos.
Will this change make a difference for Colombia? Ibarbo was largely ineffective up front, on the left...
HALF-TIME: Brazil 1-0 Colombia
What an utterly dominant half by the hosts. By far their best performance of this year's Soccer World Cup. But the Colombians aren't out of it yet, and will be pleased to be only one goal down.
Ref allows @neymarjr to encroach on #col free-kick despite the shaving foam.— Neal Collins (@nealcol) July 4, 2014
Ref allows @neymarjr to encroach on #col free-kick despite the shaving foam.
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Full-Time: BRAZIL 2-1 COLOMBIA.
Ramos heads over and a goal-kick means it is almost job done for Brazil.
A final free-kick for Colombia, Ospina is up in the area.
Two minutes of stoppage time left.
Ramos forces Marcelo to concede a corner, which the Colombian forward heads away beyond the far post.
Cesar has to make a clearance with the boot to ease the pressure on the hosts.
Five additional minutes to be played.
Into the last minute of the 90, Scolari is off the bench and belching out instructions, Brazil are hanging on.
Neymar is carried off on a stretcher, Henrique is into the game.
More tension for Brazil fans, Neymar is down after being hit from behind.
Another change for Brazil, Hernanes is on for Paulinho.
Colombia pour forward once again, but Armero is somehow caught offside.
Hulk off and Ramires on for Brazil, who are under the cosh now.
Final change by Colombia, Juan Quintero is on for Cuadrado.
BRAZIL 2-1 COLOMBIA, RODRIGUEZ makes no mistake as he sends Cesar the wrong way with a cool left-footed spot-kick.
Cesar blunders into Bacca and Colombia have a PENALTY and a potential lifeline.
Neymar collects a lofted ball forward, but Yepes makes an outstanding challenge, superb from the veteran.
Cesar easily collects a Cuadrado mishit, time is ticking away for Colombia.
Neymar has his eyes on a goal as he tries to curls a left-foot shot inside the far post, but he cannot add to his four goals in the tournament so far.
Yepes is still talking about the goal and is booked for some dissent.
Carlos Bacca is on for Teofilo Gutierrez for Colombia.
BRAZIL 2-0 COLOMBIA, DAVID LUIZ rifles home a superb free-kick from 35 yards out with his right foot, Ospina was a slow to move and should have kept it out.
Hulk falls over Rodriguez, who is mysteriously shown a yellow card.
Colombia have the ball in the net, but the offside flag is up, or was it a foul? Either way it's not a goal.
Thiago Silva blocks Ospina as he tries to make a clearance and is booked, he will miss the semi-final if Brazil progress.
Brazil pile forward after a Rodriguez free-kick is cleared.
An hour played and Brazil look to have settled for 1-0, they are content to try and hang on to their lead.
Rodriguez finds Guarin 25 yards out, but his left-foot volley is mishit high over the Brazil goal and into the fans behind the goal.
Maicon breaks forward from right-back, but a misplaced pass means his efforts are all for nothing as the attack breaks down.
The first ten minutes of this second half have been a bit disappointing after the fireworks of the first.
Brazil think they have a corner, but Neymar's free-kick is adjudged to have come off another man in a yellow shirt.
Goalscorer Silva makes a solid defensive header as a Cuadrado free-kick curls into the area from the right flank.
The second goal in this game is going to be so crucial.
Colombia have brought on Adrian Ramos for Victor Ibarbo for the second half.
Half-Time: BRAZIL 1-0 COLOMBIA.
Neymar cannot direct his effort on target, he's a yard too high of the far corner of the net.
Big chance for Brazil as Neymar wins a free-kick 20 yards out as he falls over the challenge of Zuniga.
Five minutes to go to the break and this has been a great game so far, both sides eager to go for goals.
Another opening for Hulk, but after finding space on the left side of the area his left-foot shot lacks the direction to test Ospina.
The Rodriguez free-kick was blocked by a wall that was nowhere near ten yards back.
Free-kick for Colombia right on the edge of the area for a high foot from Fernandinho. That looked a bit harsh.
Maicon secures a corner, it looked like a goal-kick, but nothing comes from the flag-kick as it drifts well past the far post.
David Luiz powers forward from the back, Brazil are full of confidence at the moment.
It's Hulk not Neymar who is proving to be the real dangerman.
Hulk picks up a pass from Marcelo and cracks in a low, left-foot drive which is superbly blocked at his near post by Ospina.
Marcelo shoots with his right foot and Fred flicks it over the top with an attempted header.
Paulinho weaves his way into the area, but delays for some reason and Zapata is in quickly to make a block.
Just past the midway point of the first half, breathless stuff so far.
Colombia have a four on two advantage, but Cuadrado delays his pass and goalscorer Thiago Silva makes a crucial interception to save his side.
This is the best Brazil have played in the tournament so far.
More pressure from Brazil, Hulk forces a fine save from David Ospina after being sent clear by Neymar and then the Colombia keeper has to gather an Oscar effort.
Hulk breaks into the box after a corner and a last-ditch tackle from Pablo Armero prevents David Luiz from doubling the lead.
Corner to Brazil, they have certainly started with a bang.
Fernandinho crashes into James Rodriguez, that was a really poor challenge.
Germany are waiting for the winners of this game, having edged out France 1-0 in the first quarter-final.
Guarin tries his luck from distance, before Juan Cuadrado flashes a shot just wide, with a slight deflection helping out Brazil keeper Julio Cesar.
What a start for the Selecao and the stadium erupted in celebration, what a noise.
BRAZIL 1-0 COLOMBIA, a corner from the left is allowed to reach the far post and THIAGO SILVA bundles it home from a yard out.
Neymar's free-kick lacks power and direction and goes out for a goal-kick.
Opportunity for Brazil as Sanchez gives away a some free-kick 35 yards out as Fred hits the turf.
Mario Yepes is in strongly to take the ball off Paulinho, as Brazil mount their first attack.
The game starts in the Estadio Castelao.
Colombia also show two changes with Fredy Guarin and Segundo Ibarbo preferred to Abel Aguilar and Jackson Martinez.
Brazil make two changes, with Paulinho and Maicon in for Dani Alves and the suspended Luiz Gustavo.
Colombia: Ospina; Zuniga, Armero, Zapata, Yepes; Sanchez, Guarin; Rodriguez, Cuadrado, Ibarbo; Gutierrez.
Brazil: Julio Cesar; Maicon, Marcelo, Thiago Silva, David Luiz; Fernandinho, Paulinho; Hulk, Oscar, Neymar; Fred.
The Selecao needed penalties to see off Chile in the second round, while James Rodriguez netted both goals as Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 to make the last eight.
Colombia are the latest side to try and stop Brazil from winning a record sixth World Cup, as the two sides meet in a quarter-final in the Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza.