#WorldCupAtHome: Brazil loses Neymar en route to the semi-finals

#WorldCupAtHome continues with Brazil-Colombia quarter-final from 2014 Clash saw Neymar pick up serious injury David Luiz’s free-kick settled it for A Seleção

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ produced a thrilling quarter-final clash between Brazil and Colombia, from which Felipe Scolari's charges emerged victorious to set up a last-four meeting with Germany. The game, however, was also tinged with sadness for A Seleção after their talisman Neymar suffered a back injury that brought his first...

#WorldCupAtHome continues with Brazil-Colombia quarter-final from 2014 Clash saw Neymar pick up serious injury David Luiz’s free-kick settled it for A Seleção

Tʜᴇ 2014 FIFA Wᴏʀld Cᴜᴘ Brazil™ ᴘʀᴏᴅᴜᴄᴇd a thrillɪɴg quᴀʀᴛer-ꜰɪɴᴀʟ clᴀsh ʙᴇtᴡᴇen Brazil ᴀɴd Colombia, ꜰʀᴏᴍ ᴡʜɪᴄʜ Felipe Scolari's ᴄʜᴀʀɢᴇs eᴍᴇrged victᴏʀioᴜs ᴛᴏ sᴇᴛ ᴜᴘ a lᴀst-ꜰᴏᴜʀ ᴍᴇetɪɴg wɪᴛh Germᴀɴy. Tʜᴇ ɢᴀᴍᴇ, ʜᴏᴡᴇᴠᴇʀ, wᴀs ᴀʟsᴏ tɪɴged wɪᴛh sadness ꜰᴏʀ A Seleção ᴀꜰᴛᴇʀ tʜᴇir talɪsmᴀɴ Neymar suffeʀᴇᴅ a ʙᴀᴄᴋ ɪɴjury thᴀᴛ ʙʀᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ʜɪs ꜰɪʀsᴛ Wᴏʀld Cᴜᴘ ᴀᴘᴘᴇᴀʀᴀɴce ᴛᴏ a premᴀᴛure ᴇɴᴅ.

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Brazil 2-1 Colombia

4 July 2014 | Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza

Goalscorers: Brazil (Thiago Silva 6’, David Luiz 68’) | Colombia (James Rodriguez 79’)

Line-ups: Brazil: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Thiago Silva (c), David Luiz, Marcelo, Fernandinho, Paulinho (Hernanes 85’), Hulk (Ramires 82’), Oscar, Neymar (Henrique 87’), Fred

Colombia: David Ospina, Juan Zuniga, Cristian Zapata, Mario Yepes (c), Pablo Armero, Juan Cuadrado, (Juan Quintero 79’), Fredy Guarin, Carlos Sanchez, Victor Ibarbo (Adrian Ramos 45’), Teofilo Gutierrez (Carlos Bacca 69’), James Rodriguez

The stakes

Brazil made the knockout stage having topped Group A thanks to two victories over Croatia and Cameroon and a draw against Mexico. The hosts, however, struggled in the Round of 16, where they needed penalties to see off Chile after extra time had ended 1-1. Victory set up a quarter-final meeting with a Colombia side against whom they have historically done well (15 wins, eight draws and two defeats).

Los Cafeteros, for their part, entered the quarter-final in high spirits, having won all three of their group games against Côte d'Ivoire, Greece and Japan. In the Round of 16, they then overcame Uruguay thanks to a brace from an in-form James Rodriguez.

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Set-piece magic: With over 60,000 in attendance, the Estadio Castelao witnessed a breathtaking game that saw three goals from set-pieces. With just six minutes on the clock, the hosts’ captain Thiago Silva scored the opener when he bundled a corner kick over the line with his left knee. David Luiz netted his team’s second with a long-range free-kick before James Rodriguez pulled one back for Colombia from the spot.

Neymar’s shattered dream: With a few minutes left to play, Neymar suffered a severe injury after being kneed in the back by Colombia’s Juan Zuniga. The striker’s fractured vertebra ended his hopes of lifting the trophy on home soil and delivered a massive blow to Brazil’s campaign. Asked about his team-mate, forward Hulk said: "This is sad news that no one expected to hear. We’re happy we won the game, but we’re disappointed about Neymar. He prepared well for the tournament and was very excited. He helped us a lot."

Brazilians console Colombia’s star: James Rodriguez announced his arrival on the world stage with a dazzling display at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011. Three years later, Brazil 2014 saw the Cucuta native score six goals to claim the adidas Golden Boot. After the final whistle, Rodriguez broke down in tears as his side’s elimination sunk in. He was then sportingly consoled by Dani Alves and David Luiz before Brazilian fans loudly applauded his fantastic performance.

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: James Rodriguez (C) of Colombia is applauded by David Luiz (R) and Marcelo (L) of Brazil after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: James Rodriguez of Colombia is consoled by David Luiz (L) and Dani Alves of Brazil after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Dani Alves (L) and David Luiz of Brazil console James Rodriguez of Colombia after Brazil's 2-1 win during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: James Rodriguez (L) of Colombia is consoled by David Luiz of Brazil after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: James Rodriguez (C) of Colombia is applauded by David Luiz (R) and Dani Alves (L) of Brazil after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: David Luiz of Brazil consoles James Rodriguez of Colombia after Brazil's 2-1 win during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: James Rodriguez (C) of Colombia is applauded by David Luiz (R) and Marcelo (L) of Brazil after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: James Rodriguez (R) of Colombia is applauded by David Luiz (L) of Brazil after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: James Rodriguez (C) of Colombia is applauded by David Luiz (R) and Dani Alves (L) of Brazil after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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1 / 9 The star

This game will remain engraved in David Luiz’s memory. The Brazilian defender claimed the Man of the Match award not only for his brilliant defensive display but also for a sumptuous free-kick that left Ospina clutching at thin air as it flew past him into the top right corner. In a wild celebration that has gone down in World Cup lore, Luiz raced to the corner flag before hurdling and kicking it. Speaking of that strike, Luiz said: "I’d been practising it for a year with Willian at Chelsea so am happy to have scored today. It was beautiful to see the ball fly like that into the net, as that made it difficult for the keeper."

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"We hadn’t conceded many goals before that game, but we let one in very early. We improved in the second half as we started to move the ball more quickly and Brazil began to worry. While their second goal caught us off guard, we kept on fighting and came very close to levelling."
Jose Pekerman, Colombia coach

“The team expended a lot of energy in the Chile game but recovered well, as you could see in the first half. If we’d scored a second goal then, it would have settled our nerves a bit more. We lost our focus because of their three strikers and James dropping into space. We fought hard, ran a lot and eventually won."
Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil coach

"We secured a difficult win, which is normal at this stage of the tournament. We knew Colombia would give us a hard time given their fine performances here. The level out there was high, and it was a beautiful game."
Ramires, Brazil midfielder

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Brazil players celebrate their team's first goal by Thiago Silva during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Maicon of Brazil controls the ball against Victor Ibarbo of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Maicon of Brazil controls the ball against Victor Ibarbo of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Thiago Silva of Brazil scores his team's first goa during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Thiago Silva of Brazil celebrates after scoring his team's first goal past David Ospina of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Thiago Silva (R) of Brazil celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his teammate Paulinho (L) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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Carlos Sanchez of Colombia challenges Fred of Brazil .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Carlos Sanchez of Colombia challenges Fred of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch - Pool/Getty Images)

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Oscar of Brazil challenges Pablo Armero of Colombia .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Oscar of Brazil challenges Pablo Armero of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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Fernandinho of Brazil challenges Teofilo Gutierrez of Colombia .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Fernandinho of Brazil challenges Teofilo Gutierrez of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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Cristian Zapata of Colombia and Neymar of Brazil compete for the ball .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Cristian Zapata of Colombia and Neymar of Brazil compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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Thiago Silva of Brazil celebrates scoring .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Thiago Silva of Brazil celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: David Luiz of Brazil challenges Teofilo Gutierrez of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Neymar of Brazil challenges Juan Guillermo Cuadrado of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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Fred of Brazil and Carlos Sanchez of Colombia compete for the ball .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Fred of Brazil and Carlos Sanchez of Colombia compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Neymar of Brazil challenges Juan Guillermo Cuadrado of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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Fred of Brazil and Carlos Sanchez of Colombia compete for the ball .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Fred of Brazil and Carlos Sanchez of Colombia compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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Juan Guillermo Cuadrado of Colombia challenges Fernandinho of Brazil .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Juan Guillermo Cuadrado of Colombia challenges Fernandinho of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)

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Neymar of Brazil competes for the ball with Juan Camilo Zuniga of Colombia .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Neymar of Brazil competes for the ball with Juan Camilo Zuniga of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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Mario Yepes of Colombia and David Luiz of Brazil compete for the ball .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Mario Yepes of Colombia and David Luiz of Brazil compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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Carlos Sanchez of Colombia challenges Fred of Brazil .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Carlos Sanchez of Colombia challenges Fred of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Colombia pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: David Luiz of Brazil reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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Players of Brazil and Colombia hold up a Say No To Racism banner .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Players of Brazil and Colombia hold up a Say No To Racism banner prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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David Ospina of Colombia retrieves the ball from the net .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: David Ospina of Colombia retrieves the ball from the net after giving up a goal to Thiago Silva of Brazil (not pictured) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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Thiago Silva of Brazil scores his team's first goal past David Ospina of Colombia .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Thiago Silva of Brazil scores his team's first goal past David Ospina of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Players of Brazil and Colombia hold up a Say No To Racism banner prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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Thiago Silva of Brazil (R) celebrates scoring his team's first goal .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Thiago Silva of Brazil (R) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was created using a variable planed lens.) Players of Brazil and Colombia line up prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Thiago Silva of Brazil scores his team's first goa during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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Mario Yepes (C) of Colombia reads a declaration against discrimination .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Mario Yepes (C) of Colombia reads a declaration against discrimination in recognition of FIFA Anti-Discrimination Day prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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Thiago Silva (R) of Brazil reads a declaration against discrimination .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Thiago Silva (R) of Brazil reads a declaration against discrimination in recognition of FIFA Anti-Discrimination Day prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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David Luiz (L) and Fernandinho (R) of Brazil look on .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: David Luiz (L) and Fernandinho (R) of Brazil look on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari of Brazil gestures .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari of Brazil gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Players walk in the tunnel on to the pitch .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Players walk in the tunnel on to the pitch prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: A general view of the stadium during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Head coach Jose Pekerman of Colombia looks on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: A Colombia fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: A Brazil fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Brazil fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: A Colombia fan has his face painted prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: A Brazil fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: A Colombia fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)

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Shirts worn by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and James Rodriguez of Colombia hang in the dressing room .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; } .st0 { fill: #1DA1F2; } .st1 { fill: #FFFFFF; } .st2 { fill: none; } .st3 { fill: #DE5346; } .st4 { fill: #3A5A99; }

04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Shirts worn by Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and James Rodriguez of Colombia hang in the dressing room prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: A Colombia fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Shirts worn by Colombia players hang in the dressing room prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: A Brazil fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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04 Jul 2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Marta reacts as she enters the tribune ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Brazil fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: A Brazil fan holds a Hulk doll prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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1 / 50 What happened next

After seeing off Colombia, the Canarinho locked horns with Germany at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte in a match to forget for the hosts. Their 7-1 defeat ended a nation’s hopes of reclaiming the world title on home soil and still haunts Brazil to this day. They eventually came fourth after losing 3-0 to the Netherlands in the play-off for third-place. Colombia, for their part, registered their best finish at the World Cup. Four years later, at Russia 2018, they failed to repeat that feat when they crashed out in the Round of 16 against England.