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Football: Brazil beat Colombia 2-1 to take World Cup semi-final place

FORTALEZA, Brazil - David Luiz smashed a 30-metre freekick to give Brazil a 2-1 victory over Colombia in Fortaleza on Friday and set up a World Cup semi-final clash against Germany.

But worryingly for the hosts striker Neymar was stretchered off the pitch late in the game and Brazil captain Thiago Silva scored his first World Cup goal and then got himself booked and suspended for the semi-final against Germany.

Colombia’s James Rodriguez scored a consolation goal for Colombia with his sixth goal of the tournament, from the penalty spot.


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