BRA
COL
90+5'
That's it. Full time. Brazil are through to the semi-finals. They're just one game away.
90+4'
A Colombian free kick is headed over. Seconds remain.
90+3'
Only two minutes left. Brazil are having kittens. Literally (?)
90+2'
Ramos flicks on Rodriguez's corner, but there's nobody at the back post.
90+1'
Rodriguez fouled again, and the referee doesn't give anything again. He has been a total disgrace.
90'
Five minutes of added time to come.

Neymar's departure brought me the image of Gary Lineker tapping his head over Gascoigne. Brazil very overwrought

89'
Bacca has a shot blocked on the edge of the box. Brazil are sitting off, inviting pressure.

RT @DrewGROF: That knee to the spine was obviously a dive. He *barely* bruised his spinal cord.

Brazil Substitution
88'
 
Neymar is being stretchered off, and Henrique is on.
87'
Sanchez goes straight into the back of Neymar with a reckless challenge, and he's down injured.
Brazil Substitution
86'
 
Another Colombia corner, but first Paulinho is replaced by Hernanes. Quintero's corner is cleared and Oscar starts the counter.
85'
Fred heads a Quintero corner behind. Another corner, into the near post, is headed away.
Brazil Substitution
82'
 
Ramires on for Hulk.
81'
 
Quintero on for Cuadrado. Corner for Colombia on the left. Rodriguez takes quickly, but Bacca is offside.
80'
 
GOAL! Brazil 2-1 Colombia. Rodriguez scores. A stuttering run up, sending Cesar left, and he places it in the opposite corner.
Colombia Substitution
Colombia Penalty

Left Footed - Bottom Left

Brazil Yellow card

Brazil

Colombia

77'
PENALTY! Cesar is booked. Rodriguez and Bacca swap passes, and Bacca dinks the ball over Cesar, who cleans him out.

Happy July 4 - hence renamed 'David Luiz day'

76'
Brazil still happy just to leather it clear.
73'
Brazil are just happy to punt it anywhere now.
72'
 
Yepes is now booked for dissent.

RT @thehuwdavies: Fair play to Brazil - it's some achievement to make me hate them. I wanted them to win at the start of the tournament.

Colombia Substitution
Colombia Yellow card

Brazil

Colombia

68'
 
GOAL! Brazil 2-0 Colombia. A magnificent free kick from David Luiz. About 35 yards out, he strike a perfect shot towards the top corner, and it is utterly unstoppable.
Brazil Goal

Right Footed - Top Right

Colombia Yellow card

Brazil

Colombia

65'
 
Yepes has a goal disallowed for offside, running onto Rodriguez's free kick. No huge dispute over the decision. Rodriguez gets the second yellow of the match for a sliding tackle on Hulk.
64'
 
Ospina claims it, and he's fouled by Silva as he looks to clear it. He's booked, out of the World Cup semi-final.
Brazil Yellow card

Brazil

Colombia

63'
Neymar is hacked by Cuadrado high up the pitch, and even that doesn't bring a booking. A ludicrous state of affairs from the ref. The free kick is to the left of the area. Neymar will provide the cross.
62'
Who cares about the World Cup when football is on? Colombia have a free kick on the right. It drops to the floor and is half-cleared.
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61'
Fred is fouled by Yepes in his own half, and that gives Brazil the chance to waste a little time and calm down.

Whistle (no card), whistle (no card), whistle (no card), whistle (no card), whistle (no card), whistle (no card), whistle (no card), whistle

59'
Rodriguez tees the ball up for Guarin, but he volleys well over.
57'
Maicon and Oscar combine, but Fred loses the ball and Colombia have the chance to attack. Ramos is fouled by Thiago Silva, and the ref gives nothing. Silva appears quite hurt. It's his own fault.
56'
Hulk shepherds the ball out of play as Zuniga attempts to travel the 800 yards around him.
55'
A photo gift, for you - a recreation of the goal.
54'
Not much happening.

YOU SURE? Louis van Gaal does not think Holland are a great team. https://t.co/88U05I7DgR

52'
Neymar's cross is headed behind by Zapata, but the referee awards a goal kick. He has been useless so far.
51'
Guarin fouls Fernandinho, who effects a ludicrous fall to the floor. Brazil now have a free kick 35 yards out, to the right of the goal.
50'
A cross on the right from the free kick, and Cuadrado's effort is headed away. Rodriguez slides a ball forward for Ramos, but it's just overhit.
49'
The referee blows for a Hulk foul on Zuniga. Colombia are not out of this yet, but Brazil are cynical enough to stop their counterattacks.
47'
Neymar is Garrincharing across the pitch. Colombia then win the ball, and Fernandinho pushes him over as he's about to cross.
46'
Ramos is on for Ibarbo, and the match is under way.
Colombia Substitution
HT
Here is housewives' choice, Rory Smith. That hair!

Colombia look overawed by playing Brazil in Brazil. Nervy, heavy-legged, rushing passes. Can't see the Germans being that bothered.

45+1'
That's half time. See you in 15 minutes.
45'
Zuniga sticks his studs into Hulk's knee. An obvious yellow, and yet not given. It could even have been red.
44'
Neymar takes, and curls the ball a yard or so over the far corner. It was closer than it first appeared.
43'
Zuniga trips Neymar after he's nutmegged. 22 or so yards out, to the left of the goal.
41'
Brazil hold off a Colombia attack, and Ibarbo is limping slightly, but should be OK.

The atmosphere for the #BRA vs. #COL match is beyond anything I've seen in a while. Big moment for South American football.

39'
Cesar claims Rodriguez's poor cross, and Paulinho is fouled in midfield by Zapata. He's lucky not to be booked for that. Hulk has another shot from a tight angle, which is woefully off target.
37'
Rodriguez, Guarin and Cuadrado stand over it. Rodriguez tries to slide it under the wall, but it's blocked. Silva then pushes over Cuadrado off the ball.
36'
Ibarbo is fouled by Fernandinho, whose foot was slightly higher in the challenge. It's within the D, so might be struggle to get the ball down and over the wall.
35'
Neymar's corner is headed on at the near post by Fernandinho, but it's well over and the danger passes.
34'
Maicon receives the ball on the right and is somehow awarded a corner, despite appearing to overrun it.
33'
Zapata is taking the goal kicks. I don't know why. I don't have any contacts.
31'
Luiz attempts to trick his way past Zapata, but the Colombian recovers quickly to tackle.
29'
Rodriguez crosses from a set piece, and it's headed away. Colombia spread the play left, and Armero's cross from deep is out for a throw off Oscar.
28'
Hulk picks up the ball in the box, shifts it onto his left and drills a shot across the goal that Ospina does well to get down and block.
27'
Marcelo receives the ball from Hulk, he strikes a wide shot at goal that bounces off Fred's head and over.
26'
Finally, some calm. Opta Man makes a point on Twitter.
24'
A bit of a row, in midfield after a heavy challenge in midfield on Rodriguez, and then Brazil whip the ball off Ibarbo, counter, and then almost get a shot away in the box.

Two out of two set-piece goals from Brazil in the knock-outs... they're going to Greece their way to this World Cup.

23'
Have some superb banter.
22'
Rodriguez glides past the Brazil midfield, lays it off right to Cuadrado, and his cross is intercepted. A fantastic chance. At the other end, Oscar tumbles in the box but is awarded nothing.
21'
Fernandinho hoofs Rodriguez's cross clear, and the cross from Gutierrez that follows is cleared. Neymar then loses the ball to Cuadrado, he lays it off to Zuniga, and he runs it out of play for a goal kick.
20'
Hulk gets through on goal and has a shot from a tight angle blocked. Brazil are not sitting back here.
19'
Ibarbo is penalised for a high boot into Maicon's head.
17'
Corner for Brazil on the right. Neymar takes, curling the ball away from goal, and Yepes heads it away. Hulk picks it up, bursts into the box, and the ball cut back for David Luiz is cleared.

@lxndrnthrtn The guy commentating on FRA v GER on Talksport earlier was pronouncing Howedes with one syllable.

14'
Rodriguez's quick touches bring a late challenge from Fernandinho in the midfield. He is having a brilliant tournament so far. Rodriguez, obviously.
13'
This is one I'm allowed to include.

This is the game I've been waiting for! I sincerely LOVE both of these teams!

11'
Almost an equaliser for Colombia. Juan Cuadrado picks a loose ball up on the edge of the box, and fires in a shot that takes a slight deflection off Silva and is just wide of goal. The corner is terrible.
10'
Guarin takes, it's way too high and wide.
9'
Rodeiguez is fouled about 35 yards from goal, so there's an early chance for Colombia to strike back.
8'
Rihanna has a tweet about the goal that for editorial reasons I cannot embed. No, not that - it's rude language.
7'
 
GOAL! Brazil 1-0 Colombia. Thiago Silva scores. Neymar curls in a corner, which misses everyone, and comes to Silva, nipping in ahead of Sanchez at the back post, and he knees the ball into the net.
Brazil Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Right

6'
Neymar wins a corner on the left wing.

Am I the only one confounded by referees' inability to draw a straight line with the magic shaving foam? Yeah, probably...

5'
Maicon attempts a cross from the right, but it's straight out of play.
4'
Neymar will take, and it's curled wide of goal.
3'
Fred is tripped by Sanchez, and Brazil have a free kick centrally placed, 30 yards out.
2'
Paulinho is tackled by Yepes' lunge on the right wing. Fernandinho then has a cross blocked, and Brazil have a throw.
1'
Colombia kick off and quickly lose possession, before Brazil do the same with a long ball.
20:55
I'm predicting a 3-1 win for Colombia. If you'd like to tell me your prediction on Twitter, then you can do so on @lxndrnthrtn. Now for the anthems. Hooray for nationalism.
20:50
I'm not convinced by this tweet. There are 10 minutes before kick off, anyway, so you can study it in depth for as long as you can stand it.

Not as good as Chi-Chi-Chi / Le-Le-Le but let's go Co-Co-Co / Lombia-Lombia-Lombia

20:45
Jack Lang seems like a nice man, and here he has written about the pressure Brazil's players are under right now.
Brazil’s ‘crybabies’ are under greater pressure than ever before

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20:40
If you'd like to give that photo some context then you can read the report from France 0-1 Germany in the link below.
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20:35
Here is Griezmann crying because France were knocked out of the World Cup. Yep.
20:30
I think lookalikes are utterly hilarious. I am sure you do too. Why not check out this video of lookalikes. It is hilarious.
Brazilmania: Top 10 World Cup lookalikes

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20:25
And away from tactics (boo! hiss!) is a more general video preview of the match.
World Cup 2014 - 1/4 Finals : Preview Brazil v Colombia

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20:20
You've still not had enough tactics? I can't blame you. Treat yourself, then, to a video package that will literally blow your mind about tactics in the match tonight.
Tactical Blueprint: How Colombia can beat Brazil

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20:15
The interesting tactical news (though when is tactical news not interesting?) is that Maicon starts in place of Dani Alves at right-back. It is presumably not because Scolari thinks Maicon is better at football than Alves, but I'm sure we'll find out sooner rather than later. For Colombia, there are no huge surprises.
20:10
Here's Cliff Tyldesley on why he can't be bothered to say James Rodriguez's name correctly.
‘I’m in the identification business, not a linguist. So why pretend?’

Clive Tyldesley has launched a brilliant defence of his poor pronunciation. Continue reading →

20:05
TEAMS: Brazil: Cesar, Maicon, Luiz, Silva, Marcelo, Paulinho, Fernandinho, Hulk, Oscar, Neymar, Fred. /// Colombia: Ospina, Zuniga, Zapata, Yepes, Armero, Sanchez, Guarin, Cuadrado, Rodriguez, Ibarbo, Gutierrez.
20:00
Welcome to live coverage of the World Cup Quarter Final between Brazil and Colombia. Can you spell excitement? You should be able to, because it's written right there.

Starting Line-ups

Brazil
Colombia
    • 12
      Julio César
    • 6
      Marcelo
    • 4
      David Luiz
    • 14
      Thiago Silva
    • 23
      Maicon
    • 8
      Paulinho
    • 5
      Fernandinho
    • 7
      Hulk
    • 11
      Oscar
    • 10
      Neymar
    • 9
      Fred
Team Manager:  Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri
    • 19
      Gutiérrez
    • 11
      Cuadrado
    • 10
      Rodríguez
    • 16
      Ibarbo
    • 13
      Guarín
    • 6
      Sánchez
    • 18
      Zuñiga
    • 2
      Zapata
    • 3
      Yepes
    • 7
      Armero
    • 1
      Ospina
Team Manager:  José Pekerman
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Julio César 0 1 1 8 0 0 1 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Maicon 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
Marcelo 0 0 1 4 4 0 5 2 0 0 0 90
Thiago Silva 1 0 1 1 14 0 2 2 1 0 0 90
David Luiz 1 0 1 1 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Oscar 0 0 1 36 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
Fernandinho 0 0 1 35 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 90
Neymar 0 1 3 31 2 4 1 4 0 0 0 88
Paulinho 0 0 0 22 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 86
Hulk 0 0 3 21 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 83
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Fred 0 0 1 24 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Ospina 0 3 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Yepes 0 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
C. Zapata 0 0 0 3 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 90
J. Zuñiga 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 90
P. Armero 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Guarín 0 0 2 38 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 90
J. Rodríguez 1 0 1 41 1 2 2 6 1 0 1 90
C. Sánchez 0 0 0 25 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
J. Cuadrado 0 0 1 18 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 80
V. Ibarbo 0 0 0 10 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. Gutiérrez 0 0 0 22 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 70
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