Brazil is through to the semifinals!
The hosts looked shaky in the beginning but a quick score from Thiago Silva gave Brazil the early lead. Brazil kept up the pressure on Colombian star James Rodriguez throughout the match, playing a physical game against the goal-scorer. That kept the Colombians off balance and played into Brazils favor.
David Luiz scored a golazo on a free kick that dipped and curved into the back of the net, and that proved to be the game-winner. However, the glee was cut short as star Neymar was taken off the field on a stretcher with an injury.
Colombia had a spark of life after Rodriguez converted a late penalty kick, but Brazil held on for the win.
Brazil will face Germany in the semifinal round.
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