Brazil v Colombia, 04 July 2014

Score2-1 to Brazil
RefereeCarlos Velasco Carballo
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Quarter-final
VenueEstadio Castelao, Fortaleza
Attendance60,342
Kick-off 5.00pm local (9.00pm BST) Man of the Match: David Luiz (Brazil) Assistant referees: Roberto Alonso (Spain) Juan Carlos Yuste (Spain) Fourth official: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway) Fifth official: Kim Haglund (Norway) The two teams had met in 25 previous matches, but never in the FIFA World Cup. This was the first time Colombia had reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Brazil midfielder Luiz Gustavo was suspended for the match due to accumulation of yellow cards. Brazil took the lead in the 7th minute, when Neymar's corner from the left was turned in from close range by Thiago Silva. They doubled the lead in the 69th minute when David Luiz scored directly from a long-range free kick, side-footing the ball over the wall and into the top-right corner. Colombia reduced the deficit with 10 minutes to go, when James Rodríguez converted a penalty kick low into the left corner and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way. The penalty was awarded after substitute Carlos Bacca was fouled by Brazil goalkeeper Júlio César. Neymar was kneed in the back by Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zúñiga in the 88th minute, which resulted in the striker's withdrawal from the match. Subsequent medical evaluation discovered a fractured vertebra, forcing the Brazilian to miss the remainder of the tournament. Brazil advanced to the semi-final, where they faced Germany. James's sixth goal of the tournament was enough for him to win the Golden Boot award. He also became the first player to score in his first five career World Cup matches since Peru’s Teófilo Cubillas (across the 1970 and 1978 tournaments).

2  Brazil

Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

1  Colombia

Manager: Jose Pekerman

Goals:

Thiago Silva 7 G
David Luiz 68 G

Goals:

James Rodríguez penalty 80 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Júlio César
Defender Maicon
Defender Thiago Silva (captain)
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Defender/Midfielder Marcelo
Midfielder Oscar
Midfielder Paulinho
Forward Fred
Forward Hulk
Forward Neymar

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David Ospina
Defender Pablo Armero
Defender Mario Yepes (captain)
Defender Cristián Zapata
Defender/Midfielder Juan Zúñiga
Midfielder Juan Cuadrado
Midfielder Fredy Guarin
Midfielder Victor Ibarbo
Midfielder James Rodríguez
Midfielder Carlos Sánchez

Substitutions:

Ramires for Hulk 83
Hernanes for Paulinho 86
Henrique for Neymar 88

Substitutions:

Adrian Ramos for Victor Ibarbo 46
Carlos Bacca for Teofilo Gutierrez 70
Juan Quintero for Juan Cuadrado 80

Cards:

Thiago Silva 64 Y
Júlio César 78 Y

Cards:

James Rodríguez 67 Y
Mario Yepes 69 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jefferson
Goalkeeper Victor
Defender Dani Alves
Defender Dante
Defender Henrique
Defender Maxwell
Midfielder Bernard
Midfielder Hernanes
Midfielder Ramires
Midfielder Willian
Forward Jo

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon
Goalkeeper Camilo Vargas
Defender Santiago Arias
Defender Éder Balanta
Defender Carlos Valdes
Midfielder Abel Aguilar
Midfielder Carlos Carbonero
Midfielder Alexander Mejia
Midfielder Juan Quintero
Forward Carlos Bacca
Forward Adrian Ramos