Friday, 4th July
Brazil vs Colombia in Fortaleza.
Brazil and Colombia have never met at a World Cup Finals although
they play each other regularly in CONMEBOL world cup qualifiers.
Sadly, the last three meetings have been scoreless draws.
To be sure that this game didn't end without a goal, Brazil
Thiago Silva opened the scoring for the World Cup hosts in the seventh minute, from a
Although Brazil controlled much of the game there was always a degree
of nervousness; when an equaliser could let their South American rivals back into the
Fans in the Maracana had to wait until the 68th minute to feel a sense of relief, when
David Luiz rifled in one of the free-kicks of the tournament; dipping in under the
With a goal disallowed for offside, Colombia showed they were not
totally out and continued to push for two goals.
With ten minutes left to play, James Rodriguez sent Carlos Bacca through; only for the
Colombian substitute to be felled by Julio Cesar. Rodriguez scored from the penalty spot
to give Colombia a glimmer of hope.
Final Score: Brazil 2 - Colombia 1
12-Julio Cesar; 23-Maicon, 3-Thiago Silva, 4-David Luiz, 6-Marcelo; 5-Fernandinho,
8-Paulinho, 11-Oscar; 10-Neymar, 7-Hulk, 9-Fred.
1-David Ospina; 18-Juan Camilo Zuniga, 2-Cristian Zapata, 3-Mario Yepes, 7-Pablo Armero;
13-Fredy Guarin, 6-Carlos Sanchez, 11-Juan Cuadrado, 10-James Rodriguez; 14-Victor Ibarbo,
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo - Spain
4 yellow cards.
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2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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