World Cup Result: Brazil 2 – 1 Colombia, Goals by Thiago Silva, David Luiz, and James Rodriguez, Friday 4 July 2014, Quarterfinals

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Brazil   Brazil 2 – 1 Colombia  Colombia team
7′ Thiago Silva                        79′ James Rodriguez
69′ David Luiz

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Brazil and Colombia battling for the pass to the Semifinals and it is Brazil to pass to the Semifinal.  Germany already qualified to the Semifinal after defeating France.   Highlight of the match all 6 Italian Serie A players called up for Colombia are in the official lineup: Zuniga, Zapata, Yepes, Guarin, Cuadrado, and Ibarbo.   Moreover the Captain of the Colombia National team is Atalanta defender Mario Yepes.  Brazil calling up 3 Serie A players having only 1 in the lineup: Roma defender Maicon.  There are 9 Italian Serie A players called up in the game Brazil vs Colombia valid for the World Cup Quarterfinals on Friday 4 July 2014 at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil at 17:00 local time.

3 Italian Serie A Players with Brazil National Football Team by Head Coach Luis Felipe Scolari:

  • AS Roma Defender Maicon, played all 90 minutes
  • Napoli defender Henrique, played 2 minutes after replacing forward Neymar in the 88th minute for injury.
  • Inter Milan midfielder Hernanes, played 4 minutes after replacing Paulinho in the 86th minute.

6 Italian Serie A players named in Colombia National Football team by Head Coach Jose Pekerman:

  • Atalanta defender Mario Yepes, Captain of Colombia
  • AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata, played all 90 minutes
  • Napoli defender Camilo Zuniga, played all 90 minutes
  • Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin, played all 90 minutes
  • Cagliari midfielder Victor Ibarbo, played the first 45 minutes and replaced by Adrian Ramos.
  • Fiorentina midfielder Juan Guillero Cuadrado, played 80 minutes and replaced by Juan Quintero.

Brazil opening the score in the 7th minute with the ex AC Milan defender Thiago Silva defeating Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina with a left footed shot in the bottom right corner.  The assist is by forward Neymar  following a corner conceded by Colombia defender Cristian Zapata.

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Brazil defender Thiago Silva jumps to accommodate for the final left footed shot….

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It’s goal.. just look at the ball almost passing through the net to the other side…


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Brazil defender Thiago Silva celebrating after the goal

According to, first half over, 59% ball possession Brazil and 41% ball possession Colombia.

5 Dangerous attacks 3
3 Total attempts 1
2 Deliveries in Penalty area 1
0 Clearances 0
29 Passes Completed 14


Second half starting with a substitution.  In the 45th minute Colombia replacing Victor Ibarbo with forward Adrián Ramos

First yellow card of the match in the 64th minute is for Brazil defender Thiago Silva after a foul on Colombia goalkeeper Ospina.  Thiago will not play in the Semifinal now.

Colombia scoring in the 67th minute, but the linesman had lifted the flag indicating offside.   The goal by Yepes is not valid.

Referee Carlos Velasco giving a yellow card to Colombia James Rodriguez….

Brazil increasing the score from a mega direct free kick in the 69th minute with defender David Luiz smacking a powerful right footed shot forcing Colombia goalkeeper Ospina to a super stretch attempting to stop with one hand, but nothing to do.. the ball went inside just like a missile.

Colombia players in the barrier attempting to block David Luiz shot, but could not.

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Brazil defender David Luiz celebrating after the goal


Referee gives a yellow card to Colombia defender Mario Yepes in the 69th minute.

Colombia with a substitution in the 70th minute forward Carlos Bacca replacing forward Teofilo Gutierrez.

Referee Velasco giving a penalty to Colombia in the 78th minute conceded by Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar after a foul on forward Carlos Bacca.  Cesar also getting a yellow card.  Taking the penalty spot is James Rodriguez and without a problem, ignoring the pressure, slams a left footed shot in the bottom left corner defeating goalkeeper Julio Cesar who went to the other side.  It’s the 6th goal for Rodriguez in this World Cup.

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Brazil goalkeeper committing the foul on Bacca resulting in the penalty.

Colombia forward James Rodriguez converting the penalty

Colombia making a substitution in the 80th minute replacing midfielder Juan Cuadrado with midfielder Juan Quintero.

Brazil replacing midfielder Hulk in the 83rd minute with midfielder Ramires.

In the 86th minute Brazil replacing Paulinho with midfielder Hernanes.

Things complicating for Brazil as Neymar cannot continue… he is on the ground after Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga committed a foul from behind on him, apparently, Zuniga kneed on Neymar’s lower back and had to leave the pitch on stretcher and replaced by Henrique in the 88th minute.  Neymar with visible pain…

This is it.   game over.  Referee Velasco whistles the end of the game.   Standing ovation for Neymar Jr. pulling Brazil bandwagon and to James Rodriguez a top footballer batting for Colombia and scoring 6 goals in this World Cup.   Excellent sportsmanship at the end of the match David Luiz and Alves comforting James Rodriguez Oficial crying after the defeat.  Luiz and Rodriguez exchanged shirts.  Well done.

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Class act. Super gesture with Brazil defender David Luiz consoling his rival James Rodriguez at the end of the game.


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Two Serie A players in action.  Brazil and AS Roma defender Maicon  challenged by Colombia and Cagliari midfielder Victor Ibarbo.

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Brazil midfielder Fernandinho challenging Colombia and Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin

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Colombia and Napoli defender Juan Zuniga


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2 Serie A players dueling in opposite teams.  Brazil and AS Roma defender Maicon and Colombia and Cagliari midfielder Victor Ibarbo.



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Brazil 2 – 1 Colombia
Friday 4 July 2014
Estadio Castelao
Fortaleza, Brazil

17:00 Local Time

Assistant Referee 1: Roberto ALONSO FERNANDEZ (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan YUSTE (ESP)
Fourth official: Svein Oddvar MOEN (NOR)

Goals: 7′ Thiago Silva (B.), 69′ David Luiz (B.), 79′ James Rodriguez (C) (pen)

Official formations – lineups:

BRAZIL (4-2-3-1): Júlio César; Maicon, Thiago Silva (c), David Luiz, Marcelo; Fernandinho, Paulinho; Oscar, Neymar, Hulk; Fred.

Coach.: Luiz Felipe Scolari.

COLOMBIA (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Zúñiga, Zapata, Yepes (c), Armero; Sánchez, Guarín; Cuadrado, J. Rodríguez, Ibarbo; Gutiérrez.

Coach: José Pékerman.