World Cup 2014: FIFA Deny Brazil's Thiago Silva Plea, Neymar Probe

Updated: 07 July 2014 23:37 IST

FIFA rejected Brazil's plea to rescind Thiago Silva's suspension and a statement from FIFA's Disciplinary Committee said no action would be taken against Zuniga for his tackle which left Brazil striker Neymar with a tournament-ending back injury.

World Cup 2014: FIFA Deny Brazils Thiago Silva Plea, Neymar Probe
Brazil captain Thiago Silva will miss his team's semi-final clash vs Germany due to suspension

FIFA issued a double snub to World Cup hosts Brazil on Monday, rejecting an appeal for captain Thiago Silva's semi-final suspension to be overturned and dismissing calls for retrospective action against Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga. (Brazil may excel without Neymar: Schweinsteiger)

A statement from FIFA's Disciplinary Committee said no action would be taken against Zuniga for his tackle which left Brazil striker Neymar with a tournament-ending back injury. (Scolari's big dreams for Brazil)

Zuniga could not be punished because the incident had been seen by the match officials at the time, a statement said. (I can't feel my legs, cried Neymar)

A request by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) to rescind Silva's yellow card was dismissed because there was "no legal basis" to grant the request, FIFA said. (Without Neymar, Brazil's focus not on attack)

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