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Brazil through to semis after beating Colombia 2-1

© Photo: AFP

Text by Sam BALL

Latest update : 2014-07-05

Brazil made it through to the semi-finals of the World Cup after hanging on to beat Colombia 2-1 in a thrilling match in Fortaleza on Friday night.

The hosts took the lead in a frantic first half after captain Thiago Silva bundled in a Neymar corner after just seven minutes for his first ever World Cup goal.

They looked to have made the game safe after a stunning David Luiz free kick found the top right-hand corner of the goal in the second half. But a James Rodriguez penalty, converted after he was brought down by goalkeeper Julio Cesar, made for a tense last few minutes as Colombia pressed for an equaliser.

Brazil clung on though, and will now face Germany in the semi-finals on Tuesday following the latter's 1-0 victory over France earlier in the evening.

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Live Blog WORLD CUP 2014 LIVE: Brazil versus Colombia

Date created : 2014-07-04

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