FIFA World Cup: Brazil Defeat Colombia 2-1, Reach Semifinal

Updated: 05 July 2014 03:41 IST

Brazil, who had been eliminated in the quarterfinals at the last two World Cups, will next play Germany in the semifinal on Tuesday.

FIFA World Cup: Brazil Defeat Colombia 2-1, Reach Semifinal
Silva made an early breakthrough for Brazil and Colombia could never fight back. © AP

Fortaleza (Brazil):

Brazil made its way into the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 12 years by beating Colombia 2-1 Friday, with the goals coming from defenders Thiago Silva and David Luiz. (Match Highlights)

Brazil, who had been eliminated in the quarterfinals at the last two World Cups, will next play Germany on Tuesday.

Silva gave Brazil the lead in the seventh minute, scoring with his left knee after a corner from Neymar. Luiz added the second from a free kick in the 69th, sending a swerving long-range shot into the top of the net.

Colombia got one back in the 80th when striker James Rodriguez scored his tournament-leading sixth goal from the penalty spot.



Topics : FIFA World Cup 2014 Football Brazil Colombia Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior
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