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Brazil 2-1 Colombia

Brazil 2-1 Colombia

  • FULL-TIME

    Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at22:55

    Brazil have done it! They are into the semi-finals!

  • Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at90 mins

    Free-kick - the keeper's up! But Adrian Ramos heads up and over...

  • Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at90 mins

    Into the 94th minute. Fergie Time. Is it Colombia's time?

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 2-1 Colombia

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    "The Brazilian players on the bench are biting their nails, biting their bibs. This will be a really nervous final few minutes."

  • CLOSE!

    Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at90 mins

    Corner's good, and won by Adrian Ramos - but he's wide!

    Still three minutes left...

  • Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at90 mins

    Hernanes breaks away for Brazil, the pragmatist in me thinks 'go to the corner!' but he's Brazilian and tries an outlandish pass over the top.

    It goes out of play and Colombia have it back. They win a corner...

  • INJURY TIME

    Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at90 mins

    FIVE MINUTES added on. Can you Colombia, can you?

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 2-1 Colombia

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    "Neymar did not move after taking that knee in the back from Juan Zuniga. We don't want to see that. That could take a couple of days to recover from at least, but he will need to see a chiropractor because a back injury can affect your hamstrings and other areas."

  • Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at89 mins

    Into the last minute of normal time - but there will be plenty added on.

    Do you believe, Colombia?

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    Brazil 2-1 Colombia

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    Freddie Ashworth: "James shown he has got everything. Even can head. So silky, lovely to watch."

    Caz Coronel: "Colombia you can do it!!!!!!!!!! Brazil are looking nervous."

    Koyc: "What an enthralling World Cup. James Rodriguez scores a penalty and makes 2-1. Also takes his world cup tally to six goals."

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at87 mins

    Tears for Neymar again, but it's not at the anthems, the atmosphere or a match-winning goal. It's through injury. He was kneed in the small of the back and leaves on a stretcher. Defender Henrique is on to try and see this one out.

    If that's the end of Neymar's World Cup all manner of scripts will have to ripped up...

  • Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at86 mins

    Brazil send on Hernanes into midfield and Ramires is on too. Energy, energy.

    Neymar is down after taking a whack in the back - no rush here...

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    Brazil 2-1 Colombia

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    AP, via text: "Its suddenly gone very quiet and nervy now for Brazil. A few minutes ago they were dancing in the streets of Rio. grandstand finish."

  • Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at84 mins

    Get onside man! Colombia put together a lovely flowing move, they have men in the middle but Pablo Armero has strayed offside and the momentum comes to a sudden halt.

    Brazil are six minutes away from a place in the last four. Six minutes and a whole world of pain away...

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    Brazil 2-1 Colombia

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    Theo Bowyer: "Game on... come on Colombia! Cesar lucky to be on the pitch, this kid Rodriguez is some player!"

    Anina M: "Things. Just. Got. Interesting! Love watching Rodriguez play! Brazil need to keep their cool now."

  • Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at82 mins

    Fred doing the donkey work now, clearing a Colombia corner at the near post. Everyone's a centre-half now...

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 2-1 Colombia

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    "I think that is Colombia's first shot on target. James Rodriguez was very cool under pressure, he had to wait a little to take the penalty but as he ran in he stopped, waited for Julio Cesar to dive to his left, and put it in the other corner.

    "Now we have a game on our hands. Brazil have to just weather the storm. Colombia have suddenly got their tails up. This next five minutes will be absolutely crucial."

  • Brazil 2-1 Colombia

    Posted at80 mins

    Those nerves that were growing and growing before David Luiz's wonder strike are back. With a vengeance.

    Carlos Bacca floats a header wide for Colombia but he was offside.

    LAST TEN!

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    GOAL

    Brazil 2-1 Colombia - James Rodriguez

    Posted at80 mins

    Cool as you like. Golden boot? Golden touch.

    Goal number six of this World Cup as James Rodriguez waits and waits for Julio Cesar to move before sliding his spot-kick into the opposite corner. We have a game on our hands now...

  • Former England defender Martin Keown

    Brazil 2-0 Colombia

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    "It's James Rodriguez with a great pass. He's got eyes in the back of his head. It's a clear penalty. The only thing that saved Cesar from red is David Luiz is getting back."

  • PENALTY to COLOMBIA

    Brazil 2-0 Colombia

    Posted at78 mins

    Hello! We may have a game on after all.

    What a pass from James Rodriguez, he frees substitute Carlos Bacca, he dinks it over Julio Cesar who brings him down with his knees. Cesar is booked - should that have been red?

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 2-0 Colombia

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    "Brazil's will to win this game has carried them through. This means so much to them. They have lost their heads a little bit at times, there hasn't been an awful lot of composure and they have been fortunate not to pick up more bookings, but the desire and passion they have shown has been absolutely incredible."

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

  • Brazil 2-0 Colombia

    Posted at75 mins

    Anywhere will do now for Brazil, they are just launching it downfield and letting Fred chase it. Which he isn't doing.

    Not the best performance again from Brazil but that stupendous goal is taking them through.

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    Social media comments from around the world are being translated and curated by the BBC's multilingual World Cup Twitter conversation, @viabbc.

    Chris Correa (Brazil): The Brazilian players are playing as a team. For the first time in this World Cup, Brazil are very convincing.

    Diego-Cai (Argentina): Colombia they are robbing you!

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    Brazil 2-0 Colombia

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    Naveed Afzal: "What a goal. A £50m goal. David Luiz you absolute beauty."

    Richard Harrison: "Great free kick from Luiz. Real Jekyll and Hyde performance from him. Can't see Colombia coming back into it now."

    Tarquin Fauntleroy: "This World Cup has been awesome, but if Brazil keep getting favours from terrible referees like this, it becomes a farce."

  • Brazil 2-0 Colombia

    Posted at74 mins

    Is that goal of the tournament? It has to be up there.

    Given the time, given the situation, given the pressure of 200m Brazilians watching on, given the distance, given the fact that he's (on paper at least) a centre-half - it has all the ingredients of a remarkable, remarkable goal...

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty in Fortaleza

    Brazil 2-0 Colombia

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    "Bedlam inside Estadio Castelao after that David Luiz free-kick. Brazil's fans had been getting increasingly frantic but the explosion of noise was a release of tension as well as glorious celebration."

  • Former England defender Martin Keown

    Brazil 2-0 Colombia

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    "An unbelievable goal. It's lifted the lid off this stadium. And it's lifted the lid off the pressure that's been building on this Brazil team. Cometh the hour cometh the man. Sidefoot? David Luiz has got no right to score from there. I've seen him miss loads of those and he doesn't care. He knows there's one in there somewhere."

  • Brazil 2-0 Colombia

    Posted at72 mins

    He had no right to be scoring from there. Sensational...

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 2-0 Colombia

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    "What a free-kick by David Luiz - that is absolutely outstanding. He has that technique where he hits the ball with the inside of the foot and and the ball just dips into the top corner.

    "Absolutely fabulous. A fantastic moment in the World Cup. A truly spectacular free-kick."

  • Brazil 2-0 Colombia

    Posted at70 mins

    Brilliant, brilliant goal. One of the great World Cup strikes and Brazil are heading through with goals from each centre-half.

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    GOAL

    Brazil 2-0 Colombia - David Luiz

    Posted at69 mins

    Wow! Talk about getting hold of it!

    David Luiz takes a free-kick 35 yards out. He's not going to try one from here is he? He is you know...

    OOOOHHHH I SAAAYYY! Brilliant! David Luiz, into the top corner. Wooosh!

    You don't save those. Brazil on their way to the last four and the tension has evaporated.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "The flag went up pretty much immediately and it is a good call. There were two players offside and they were definitely interfering with play.

    "But just moments ago Luiz Felipe Scolari did have his head in his hands. Being without Thiago Silva for the semi-final will be a massive blow for Brazil."

  • YELLOW CARD

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at68 mins

    James Rodriguez is now in the book for a lunge on Hulk. Just over 20 minutes to go and it feels tense in Fortaleza. Someone needs to get hold of this game...

  • DISALLOWED GOAL

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at66 mins

    Chaos. An absolute omnishambles in the Brazil goalmouth as Colombia whip in a free-kick, David Luiz misses the header, it hits him on the back and there are three Colombians waiting for it! Mario Yepes eventually lashes in but the goal is ruled out for an initial offside.

    That looks tight...

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    Not many smiles on the faces of Colombia supporters at a live screening of the quarter-final in Bolivar square in Bogota. Still it only takes a minute.....

  • YELLOW CARD - SILVA SUSPENDED

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at64 mins

    And there is a yellow card! And it's significant too. Thiago Silva is booked for charging down goalkeeper David Ospina as he tried to clear his lines. He's booked - and he will now miss the semi-final if Brazil get there...

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty in Fortaleza

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "This World Cup quarter-final is very disjointed now and you suspect that suits Brazil nicely. It is Colombia who need to find some rhythm and cohesion to build a threat and the game is simply not allowing that at the moment. Brazil fans do not mind how their team get the job done - a hoofed clearance into the stand by Thiago Silva brought rapturous applause."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at62 mins

    I'm not one for calling for yellow cards, but this is quite remarkable from referee Carlos Carballo. He hasn't booked anyone yet and Juan Cuadrado is the latest to get away with one, nailing Neymar in full stride.

  • Former England defender Martin Keown

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "You'd think it was the last five minutes the way Brazil are finding touch. I don't see too many leaders out there. They've stopped playing. This is about the pressure, the tension and the emotion of the game."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    Still half an hour to go. And there's only one side on top now - Colombia...

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    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    Nick, via text: "This game is made for a Kevin Philips-like Jackson Martinez nicking a late equaliser. Heard it here first."

    Salford Dave, via text: "There's more whistles blowing in this match than a scooter song. Ref needs to chill."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at59 mins

    There are plenty of teams in the tournament who are lacking a good number nine, and both of these can go on the list. Colombia do manage to put a slick move together, despite a bad pass from their nine Teo Gutierrez.

    James Rodriguez takes a lovely touch on the chest again but when he lays it on one more Fredy Guarin hooks a shot over.

    David Luiz and then Thiago Silva just hammer the ball away into touch. Away! Where's the composure?

  • Former England defender Martin Keown

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "We haven't seen much of Cuadrado in this second half. If he can turn and run at Marcelo, he's in trouble. But the nerves are building a little on Brazil. They will want to keep possession and dominate the ball. But Colombia have got that fighting spirit and will keep going."

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "When you're 1-0 up there is always a fear, especially when you have missed chances to score a second. We've seen James Rodriguez score some phenomenal goals in this tournament and Brazil will have to be wary."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at55 mins

    Foul, foul, foul, foul. Very stop-start since half-time, that will suit Brazil just fine. They are 35 minutes away from a place in the last four.

    The tempo, the verve, the intensity has gone from the game. Can Brazil manage this one and see out the win? That's the question now.

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    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    Jeremy Yeomans: "James getting kicked out of the game. Brazil should be as ashamed as trying to kick Cryuff out of '74, disgrace."

    Matthew Bennett: "Fernandinho has to be booked. We want a flowing game but clever fouls and "taking one for the team" stunts the beautiful game."

    Tom Dunn: "Slowly going off Rodriguez in this game. Awesome skill but diving like a salmon."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at52 mins

    Do not adjust your sets...

    Colombia bossing the early moments of the second half but with no real joy so far.

  • Conor McNamara

    BBC commentator in Rio

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "All eyes on Copacabana beach glued to big screens showing the match live."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at48 mins

    James Rodriguez is fouled again by Maicon. Every time he gets on the ball he's being hit. Brazil know they have to stop him and they have so far.

  • BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    South American football expert Tim Vickery: "I'd like to see Colombia bring on Juan Quintero, who is a lovely passer of the ball. I'm not sure about the fitness of striker Carlos Bacca, who was excellent in the warm-up games.

    "While it is 1-0 there is a still a chance for Colombia. But I have seen Brazil in the past control a game through tactical fouling. The referee has seemingly given them carte blanche to do that."

  • Former England defender Martin Keown

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "It's interesting to see how Colombia can accommodate to this new system. Pablo Armero, you can leave the left flank to him basically. James Rodriguez has gone out to the left but he'll look to play centrally when he can."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at46 mins

    Bad travel planning - great travel facilities; Brazil fans watching the big match while waiting for a bus at a bus station in Brasilia.

  • KICK-OFF

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at45 mins

    We are back under way. Over to you Colombia.

  • Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "Colombia have to look after the ball better, they have got to break quicker and in greater numbers. But the referee has basically given Brazil licence to go out to foul and obstruct Colombia. Until we see a yellow card this will be a very stop- start game."

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at22:04

    Colombia make a switch - it's Adrian Ramos on for Victor Ibarbo. Ibarbo was playing in a front three but he was ineffective and they will now go 4-4-2.

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at22:01

    Luiz Felipe Scolari is deep in conversation with David Luiz as the players emerge from the tunnel. The words 'stay', 'back' and 'defence' may have been spoken.

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at21:59

    Hulk has had 13 shots in the tournament now, the most of any player who has not scored so far. He looks dangerous but lacks that composure.

    As our man said earlier, he's the Happy Gilmore of the penalty area. All power, no finesse.

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    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    Bernard Akinyamoju: "That was a decent half of football, lenient referee encouraging tough tackles!"

    Dave McPhee: "Fernandinho would have three yellow cards by now if Graham Poll was refereeing."

    Richard Langton: "It seems Fifa have decided that Brazil are going to win the World Cup."

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "Brazil will be disappointed not to have scored a second. They have been on the front foot from the beginning, they've been sharp and got stuck in all over the pitch. But when you're on top the last thing you need is half-time.

    "Now Jose Pekerman the Colombia manager has an opportunity to change things. In that first half Colombia did not really threaten, apart from the half-chance on the break. They've shown Brazil far too much respect."

  • BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    South American football expert Tim Vickery: "That first half was Colombia's worst nightmare, their defensive line was very deep which means there has been plenty of space for Brazil's players to turn and run.

    "Brazil have looked better balanced with Maicon at right-back, he has kept wide, which has allowed Oscar to tuck in a little more.

    "But they have not finished off the job yet - Brazil looked in control against Chile but once they conceded the equaliser they deflated like a popped balloon."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at21:56

    Referee Carlos Carballo was certainly very lenient in that first half. There could have been three or four bookings dished out, but not one was handed out. Let it flow, let it flow...

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    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    Raj from Wolverhampton, via text: "Wow, Neymar didn't waste any time swapping his shirt at the half time whistle. Surely he should be more focused on the game?!"

    Rob from Newbury, via text: "So the masterplan is to give Brazil every possible dodgy decision, let Brazil ignore the rules about being back at free kicks, and allow them to hack at Rodriguez. The only way to get a fair winner of the cup is for Brazil to go out."

    Gareth from Manchester, via text: "I don't like this Brazil team but I hope they win Brazil v Germany will be one hell of a game."

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty in Fortaleza

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "Those watching the game need the half-time break as much as Brazil and Colombia's players. Breathless stuff and often with all plans and formations set to one side in a frenetic World Cup quarter-final. Hulk outstanding for Brazil while Colombia need to get James Rodriguez, who is getting the physical treatment from Brazil's defenders, into the game more."

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    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    Richard Harrison: "Good half. Colombia need to change something in the break to make a go of it in second half."

    Rishi Verma: "Why do I get the feeling the referee is 'playing' the occasion and not the game? Too lenient on many a Brazilian challenge."

    Paddy Emmerson: "Why have people been saying Brazil aren't that good. Doing well considering they play with 10 men whenever Fred plays."

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  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at21:51

    They have played with a hint of desperation at times, and the occasion may have gone to their heads. But Colombia are not out of this.

    A bit of composure, a bit of calm and they'll be right back in it.

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at21:49

    One of the Colombians takes Neymar's shirt at half-time, and Pablo Armero then bags Hulk's too.

    Have a word Mario Yepes! That's not cricket. It's not Gary Pallister's testimonial. This is a World Cup quarter-final!

  • HALF-TIME

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at21:48

    Is that the best we've seen from Brazil so far? You bet.

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at43 mins

    Happy Gilmore - I like it! He needs to learn to tap it in though. Tap, tap taparoo Hulk. Go home ball!

    Neymar bullies him off a free-kick and puts it over. Almost half-time of a classic quarter-final so far.

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    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    Jamie Baker: "Hulk is the footballing equivalent of Happy Gilmore- grip it and rip it!"

    Adam Palmer: "I liked the magic foam at first but there's been a few times players have gone past it and the ref's done nothing."

    John Finn: "This Brazil match is insane. They're going to run out of legs by half time at this rate!"

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "Colombia are struggling with the running power of Paulinho, Hulk and Neymar. When they run at the defence they cannot cope. They have to get tighter to players and stop them from turning.

    "Colombia have got to get into half-time still 1-0 down, so Jose Pekerman can maybe make a few changes and calm his players down. They are still in this game. Brazil are on top but it is only 1-0."

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    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    Andrew, via text: "I don't know who's better out of the European teams vs the Americas but I know who I'd rather watch. Fantastic stuff."

    Richard in Felixstowe, via text: "Great game. Much better than the first game."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    He is also the first captain to score for Brazil in a World Cup game in 20 years, since Rai in the 1994 tournament.

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at39 mins

    Hulk! Lovely touch but the decision making of a man in the Trafford Centre at 7pm on Christmas Eve.

    Anything will do - and he batters a shot high and hard over the top with two men waiting for the cut-back.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "David Luiz - what is he? A centre-back-forward? What are we going to call him?

    "Colombia need a spark of inspiration. All the belief they had coming into this game has been drained by the goal. It is difficult for them, playing in this sea of Brazilian shirts, they will have to change something at half-time.

    "Brazil meanwhile do not want half-time to come. The game is being played at a frantic pace, it is incredible, especially in this heat."

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at37 mins

    Never 10 yards! The ball is rolled to James Rodriguez and Neymar charges it down, he was never 10 yards away! Another free-kick, this time on the left wing. Good spell from Colombia.

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at34 mins

    So much space! Who was marking Juan Cuadrado? In oceans, but he hesitates and is fouled on the edge of the D.

    Chance here. Central, 20 yards out. Get it over the wall and you score...

  • Former England defender Martin Keown

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "Brazil's ball retention is much better than in the Chile game. Nothing works harder than the ball. Colombia are desperate, they just can't get the ball back."

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    Diego Montes (Spain): "Is the Colombia defence still in the changing rooms?"

    Juanillo (Spain): "Unrecognizable Colombia. Unrecognizable Brazil."

    Rosendo Garcia (Peru): "Carlos Sanchez let the man go, good run from Thiago Silva. Colombia are nervous, Brazil commanding and gaining territory."

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    Ricky Lee Everett: "Colombia should just go home now or slap themselves to wake up quick - they are all over shop. Totally different side tonight."

    Tom Mizkowski: "Brazil doing a job on Rodriguez at the moment. Hope he gets an opportunity to show what he can do."

    Andrew: "Colombia may as well be playing Shakira at the minute."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at32 mins

    Colombia just take their time over a throw, just to give a breather more than anything, wise given the tempo of this game. Juan Cuadrado then has a shot charged down and the madness re-appears.

    David Luiz wins it on the the edge of the box and runs it, he beats two men, another, he's right down by the corner flag when he is dispossessed.

    Both teams' heads have gone here. It's a brilliant watch but a tactical disaster. Play like this against Germany and they'll be picked off like fish in a barrel.

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty in Fortaleza

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "Colombia's coach Jose Pekerman moves to the edge of his technical area to gesture to his players to calm down - a move that falls very much into 'easier said than done' territory in this environment. Seeing the first flashes of James Rodriguez now, though, so that will encourage Pekerman."

  • GREAT SAVE!

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at27 mins

    Hulk is everywhere now, thrashing in a low shot from a fine pass from Marcelo and David Ospina makes the save, strong wrists to repel Hulk's venomous strike.

    How's this only 1-0?

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "A warning for Brazil. The breakaway was started by James Rodriguez, who ran past two Brazil players before playing a great pass. This is a huge game for Rodriguez now - Colombia are so reliant on him and he has started to drop a little deeper.

    "But up until that break the Colombian players have looked overawed, they have been nervous and slow to react to everything.

    "Meanwhile Hulk looks a completely different player today, twice already he has threatened from in behind the defence."

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

  • Former England defender Martin Keown

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "David Luiz has got to be very careful. He comes in very deep, James Rodriguez lays it off quickly and then gets around him. It's going to be a test for these two Brazilian central defenders."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at24 mins

    Chaos!

    Fernandinho hacks down James Rodriguez in midfield, the Colombians all pile in around the referee but the men in red take the free-kick quickly. Nobody realises, Brazil win it back and the Colombian defence are all over the place!

    Oscar has a three-on-two break but messes up his pass. You'd think this was the last two minutes the way this game is being played!

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    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    John McEnerney: "Maicon has done more in 20 minutes than Dani Alves did in four games!"

    Said Madrid: "Colombia defending very deep and disorganised. Brazil with very little causing havoc."

    Alexander: "Thiago Silva is the best defender in world for me, in second is Hummels, they both score today, great positioning, and composed."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at22 mins

    The first piece of James magic!

    Good game this now, James Rodriguez spinning away from two men in the middle, committing and beating Fernandinho with ease before sending in Juan Cuadrado on his right. Cuadrado has to hit it first time but takes a touch and the chance has gone.

    It's breathless, magical stuff. Everything the last few games haven't been. Open, naive, brilliant...

  • Former England defender Martin Keown

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "Hulk has got better as the tournament has gone on and is starting to look the part now."

  • CLOSE!

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at20 mins

    Hulk is alive now! The burly forward plays a great one-two, swapping passes with Neymar before driving into space and testing David Ospina at his near post.

    Brazil buzzing. First into the tackle, winning every second ball. They want it...

  • CLOSE!

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at17 mins

    Brazil looking so dangerous from corners, Neymar's delivery is half cleared and Juan Cuadrado faffs about with it on the edge of the box, Not there!

    Hulk takes it off him, beats a man and puts in a low cross which David Luiz attacks and almost gets to. Tremendous last-ditch clearance from Mario Yepes, who is cajoling his troops now.

    Stay together...

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    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty in Fortaleza

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "Now comes the test for Colombia - a goal behind early on and fighting against the sort of noise, fevered atmosphere and support that makes Brazil such a special sporting country. This World Cup has seen enough from Jose Pekerman's side to know they have strength but they will need it now like never before."

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "I'm surprised Fernandinho didn't get a yellow card for that challenge on James Rodriguez, it was very cynical. But Brazil are at the moment winning that midfield battle.

    "What a difference a goal makes. I cant emphasise enough the lift Brazil will have been given. They have been under so much pressure and haven't played particularly well but after just a couple of minutes they are in control of this game."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at14 mins

    Have some of that! Just after I say that, James Rodriguez does pick the ball up in midfield and Fernandinho just bodychecks him, takes him clean out with his hip.

    Rodders is a marked man.

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    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    John Dykes: "While I still want a Colombia win, an early Brazil goal is exactly what this needed. Game of the tournament on the cards!"

    Chris Gilbert: "Sloppy, sloppy defending from Colombia. Back post left completely open, keeper didn't come out. Comedy of errors."

    Alan Bell: "Colombia look absolutely starstruck! Was expecting Brazilian nerves and Colombian flair though it appears to be the opposite."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at13 mins

    Colombia's danger man James Rodriguez has not seen much of it in the opening stages, he's had just two touches so far. Brazil making all the running, real high tempo stuff.

  • CLOSE!

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at9 mins

    It was Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez who switched off for the goal, he just didn't move at all as Thiago Silva came in behind him to score.

    But there's a great response, Juan Cuadrado firing in a low shot into the side-netting! Not far away at all.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

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    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "What a fantastic start for Brazil. Everything they could have wanted to happen has happened. The corner came in and not one single Colombia player really attacked the ball. Thiago Silva was allowed to drift in at the back post and he bundles it in. Colombia are in trouble now. They haven't been in the game so far and need to settle down.

    "But if Brazil go on to win this game 2-1 or 3-1 that will give them massive confidence and then they will be a real threat."

  • Former England defender Martin Keown

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia

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    "Perfect start to the game. A teasing ball from Neymar that should have been dealt with. Thiago Silva - a captain's performance. He improvises brilliantly but what a ball in. It's just what the crowd wanted but there will be a reaction from Colombia."

  • Brazil 1-0 Colombia

    Posted at8 mins

    Colombia behind before they've barely touched the ball, and the stadium is rocking now. This is some ask to turn this around for the men in red.

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    GOAL

    Brazil 1-0 Colombia - Thiago Silva

    Posted at7 mins

    It's another scrappy goal, but Fortaleza does not care! Neymar's corner is missed by David Luiz in the middle, but fellow centre-back and skipper Thiago Silvaarrives behind him to smash in with knee.

    Like some Dutch courage before a night out, maybe that will settle the nerves and we will see some classic samba action now...

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    Brazil 0-0 Colombia

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    Objective Kritic: "Neymar vs Rodriguez! The spotlight is beaming on both of them tonight, they have huge burdens on their frail shoulders."

    Dr Beaker: "If Brazil play as they did against Chile and the referee is fair, Brazil will lose. I can see a 3-1 Colombia."

    Gordon Phillips: "There is no way that Neymar will get a yellow card today.... or indeed for the rest of the competition."

  • Brazil 0-0 Colombia

    Posted at6 mins

    Always good to see one of football's more unusual touches, and here's one as defender Cristian Zapata takes a goal-kick. Is David Ospina injured? We may find out over the next 90 minutes or so...

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

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    Brazil 0-0 Colombia

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    "Neymar is playing out wide on the right-hand side, he is still close to Fred and being a second striker but he usually starts out on the left. He and Hulk seem to have swapped sides.

    "Neymar will possibly have been asked to run at Mario Yepes. At 38 years old, Yepes is very experienced but he also lacks pace."

  • Brazil 0-0 Colombia

    Posted at4 mins

    Brazil win an early free-kick which Neymar lines up, he gets the ball up and down in classic style but there's no pace on the ball and it drifts wide.

  • Former England defender Martin Keown

    Brazil 0-0 Colombia

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    "It's a brave call to bring in Maicon. Scolari has been so supportive of his players, it's a real surprise to leave out Dani Alves."

  • Brazil 0-0 Colombia

    Posted at2 mins

    Maicon, the surprise addition, sees plenty of the early ball out on the Brazil right before Mario Yepes makes a great sliding tackle to strip Paulinho of the ball.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    "This is unknown territory for Colombia. It's a huge occasion for them but somehow they have got to put that behind them and play the match. They have to just focus on their game - on what has got them this far in this tournament. They have to show Brazil respect, but not be overawed by them.

    "Brazil have not been great so far and they have to perform today if they are to win this World Cup."

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  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty in Fortaleza

    Brazil 0-0 Colombia

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    "Spine-tingling rendition of the Brazilian national anthem here in Fortaleza. This entire arena is now a cauldron of noise. Brazil expects - can this team who have yet to convince many deliver what the nation demands?"

  • KICK-OFF

    Brazil 0-0 Colombia

    Posted at0 mins

    And we are away...

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at21:00

    Colombia are all in red, a very smart away kit, with skipper Mario Yepes looking as cool as you like. He even cheekily puts an arm around a linesman for the pre-match photo, pulling him in closer. Can Yepes get the better of Fred and co?

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:58

    Thiago Silva really means every word of this Brazil anthem. He lives, breathes and sleeps it. It's a great spectacle, it really is...

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    John McCarthy: "Colombia as a Team will break Brazilian hearts. This will be epic."

    Sam Robson: "Immense pressure on Brazil. Absolutely none on Colombia. I see the hosts bowing out tonight."

    Mark Marriott: "From European tactical nous to South American flair, this is what makes the World Cup fantastic."

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:55

    'O Unfading Glory!'

    That's the opening line of Colombia's anthem and there has been nothing fading about their football so far in this tournament. Can they keep that swagger going when they are up against 200 million Brazilians?

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:52

    The Castelao is a cauldron as the players emerge. Brazil in their now familiar arm-in-arm link up as they come out. The anthem is always spellbinding, it shall be again in a stadium which is 94% yellow this evening...

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    Pele: "Whenever the Selecao play I feel the same joy and excitement when I used to play for my country. This team has all my love and support. Vai Brasil!"

    Ronaldinho: "Good luck, Brazil! Let's attack! Let's play our joyful football. This has always been our motto!"

    Faustino Asprilla: "Today is a glorious day for all Colombians, let's enjoy football the way it should be."

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    Mo from Manchester, via text: "All these people that are claiming Brazil will win because they have so many good players and Colombia only have a few. Have you not been watching the World Cup? A few good players and a confident and well managed team can beat anyone. 3-1 Colombia."

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:49

    Givanildo Vieira de Souza - or Hulk - has not had the best of tournaments thus far. But he remains a popular player i the stands. Is tonight the night Hulk becomes incredible?

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:47

    Here they come then. All lined up in the tunnel, with both of Brazil's reserve keepers fully kitted up with fingers taped and all sorts. It will be some game if they go through all three...

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    Jeremy Brett: "Will James Rodriguez continue his brilliant form? If so, a real upset may be on the cards."

    Adam Haxell: "Lots of Colombia shirts around London today. I see them having to stay up late but being disappointed."

    Henry Mboloma Mulola: "Scolari making a good decision dropping Alves, Maicon more disciplined."

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    BBC Radio 5live producer Phil Wye: "A Brazilian shopping centre before Brazil kick-off in a home World Cup Q/F. Tumbleweed."

  • Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "I saw Colombia's group games against Greece and Ivory Coast and they were so good.

    "I think their central midfielder Carlos Sanchez, just sitting in front of Mario Yepes, has been excellent in not allowing Yepes to be isolated. And Sanchez's role has also freed up space for James Rodriguez to be that creative spark. They also have the pace of Juan Cuadrado, and in Teofilo Gutierrez and Jackson Martinez have options up front.

    "If Colombia play as well as they have been they will cause problems but I think Brazil will just find a way to win this game. On home soil, up in Fortaleza, there will be an incredible atmosphere."

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:34

    Left-back Marcelo has just been round the entire starting XI to give them each a hug and a quiet word in the ear. Too much emotion? Or is that the stoic Briton in me talking?

    You don't get this in League Two...

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at

    BBC Radio 5 live will have full match commentary of the 21:00 BST kick-off between Brazil and Colombia.

    You can also listen to BBC Radio 5 live's commentary by clicking on the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page.

    And later, you can watch highlights of Brazil v Colombia and the earlier game between France and Germany on Match of the Day from 23:40 on BBC One.

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  • LINE-UPS

    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:31

    Colombia: Ospina, Zuniga, Zapata, Yepes, Armero, Guarin, Sanchez Moreno, Cuadrado, Rodriguez, Ibarbo, Gutierrez. Subs: Vargas, Arias, Carbonero, Aguilar, Mejia, Balanta, Bacca, Ramos, Quintero, Martinez, Valdes, Mondragon.

  • LINE-UPS

    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:30

    Brazil: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Thiago Silva, Luiz, Marcelo, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Oscar, Neymar, Hulk, Fred. Subs: Jefferson, Dani Alves, Dante, Maxwell, Henrique, Ramires, Hernanes, Willian, Bernard, Jo, Victor.

  • BBC Radio 5 live

    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at

    South American football expert Tim Vickery: "Colombia played with two up front against Uruguay but Victor Ibarbo will be be the third forward today. His versatility and physical capacity will help in tracking back to defend Brazil's tactic of exposing Mario Yepes, who is 38.

    "Carlos Sanchez is the man-marker in Colombia's midfield - I saw him mark Lionel Messi wonderfully well against Argentina in the Copa America. I will be very interested to see what Sanchez does with Neymar. Sanchez usually sits in front of Yepes. But if Neymar goes out left does he follow?

    "Camilo Aguilar is more of a mixed midfielder, and I am surprised Freddy Guarin will replace him today. Maybe Aguilar is not 100% fit because has had a wonderful tournament."

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    Shaun via text: "Colombia to beat Brazil tonight, James Rodriguez to add to his goal talent. Such a delight to watch this good Colombian team."

    Louis in Eastbourne, via text: "Think a tight game again, but go for 1-0 Colombia. Play more like a team than Brazil."

  • Take the day off guys...

    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:27

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has given government workers Friday afternoon off to watch the national team play Brazil in the quarter-finals of the football World Cup.

    The president will fly to Brazil to watch the match played in Fortaleza.

    The progress of Colombia to the quarter-finals has sent the country into a state of national euphoria.

    But after a spike in domestic violence after Colombia's first win, the sale of alcohol will be banned on match day.

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:26

    Big embraces in the tunnel, David Luiz emerging like he had won the World Cup. Arms wide stretched, palms to the sky. It's only the warm-up...

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty in Fortaleza

    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "Lots of talk here in Brazil about how emotional Brazil's players have been before and after matches and there was several minutes of hugging and embracing in the tunnel even before they came out to warm up. It is certainly eye-catching but is it also a sign of the pressure they are under?"

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    Former Netherlands international Edgar Davids: "Brazil are under a lot of pressure and I have seen that a lot of their players can't handle that. I am not convinced by them.

    "When you see Colombia play, they enjoy their football and play open with a lot of energy. With Brazil I see 11 individuals, which does not make a team.

    "We are used to Brazil playing with that samba rhythm, but the football I have seen from Colombia has been more entertaining."

  • Who would you choose?

    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:23

    Both class acts at number 10, both have had great World Cups.

    But if you had to choose, would you pick Neymar or James Rodriguez?

    You can vote on the right-hand side of the page.

  • Former England defender Danny Mills

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    "It's incredible really that Brazil have had two unbelievably good right-backs at the same time. Dani Alves is good going forward but has been giving the ball away on too many occasions. It's a big call from Luiz Felipe Scolari to call in Maicon as a replacement.

    "When Maricon was at Manchester City he looked a bit heavy at times, his form was patchy, but he's improved at Roma and maybe Scolari has chosen him for a slightly more defensive option."

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    Chris Baldwin: "I'd have dropped Fred, played Neymar through the middle and started Bernard from the left. He looks a real talent."

    Ian Taylor: "Surprised at the Brazilian team news - Maicon in, Alves out."

    Dr Holmes: "As much as I like Brazil, I wish Colombia win today. Neymar is great but James Rodriguez is special!"

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    South American football expert Tim Vickery: "This is the one game for which Brazil would not have wanted to lose Luiz Gustavo. Fernandinho replaces him but holding midfield is not his natural position and that may well leave space for Colombia's James Rodriguez.

    "Juan Cuadrado scored from a Rodriguez pass the last time the two teams met, in a 1-1 draw in 2012, and what a match-up it will be to see him against Marcelo on the Brazil left.

    "Down the other end Brazil will look to expose centre-back Mario Yepes by playing diagonal balls up to Hulk, who can cut in and run at him from the right."

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:17

    Some world-class jeering greets the Colombian side as they emerge for their warm-up. Veteran Mario Yepes, the skipper, loves the needle. Loves it.

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:13

    Is that a fair swap...?

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:13

    BBC Brasil reports from outside Castelao stadium, in Fortaleza: "A group of Brazilian fans carry a life-size image of Colombian singer Shakira dressed in the Brazilian shirt and shout: 'A-ha, u-hu, Shakira is Brazilian!'

    "Some Colombian fans were heard answering back: 'You can take Shakira. We will have the Cup!'"

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    Kevin in Hornchurch, via text: "Firework night. Xmas. New Years night. All in one. Bring it on Brazil and Colombia. 5-2 Brazil. Neymar hat trick."

    Luke Almeida via text: "Colombia's only good players are Rodriguez and Cuadrado. Look at the Brazil team. 3-1 Brazil."

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:10

    What an ovation!

    Goalkeepers coming out to warm up are usually greeted with, at best, a polite ripple of applause akin to, say, a cover drive for four at a county cricket match.

    Not tonight. Brazil number one Julio Cesar gets 50-odd thousand people in a frenzy as the Estadio Castelao comes to life. He looks a bit sheepish as he takes his place between the sticks. He did put them here I guess, with some key saves in the shootout win over Chile...

  • Tim Vickery

    BBC Sport's South American football expert

    What's wrong with Brazil?

    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:09

    "The 2014 model Brazil may battle their way through the rounds and go on to win the World Cup but they will surely not be remembered all around the world with the same affection of their predecessors from 1982, who did not even reach the semi-finals. Why not?

    "The dependence on Neymar is clear. The rest seem to have been relegated to supporting cast."

    Read more from Tim here.

  • Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:09

    More people (16%) voted for Colombia to win the World Cup than Brazil (15%) this afternoon, as we asked for your votes online and on BBC One.

    This Brazil side scraped past Chile on penalties in the last round. They clearly have some talented players, but there are issues too...

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    Daniel Lipman: "The lack of a true holding midfielder ie. Luiz Gustavo will cost Brazil. James will find space between the lines and run the game."

    Isaac Manda: "If Brazil were to win this World Cup they'd be the worst team ever to do so. I hope they don't."

    Zach Kingsbury: "Is it wrong that I can see Brazil losing relatively comfortably tonight?"

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  • No midfield?

    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:00

    Brazilian number 10 Neymar has been excellent again - as he was during last summer's Confederations Cup - but centre-forward options Fred and Jo are not up to much, while Brazil have looked shaky at the back at times.

    However, it is perhaps in central midfield where they have struggled the most.

    "There is no midfield," wrote 1970 great Tostao after the Chile game, "because, as well as lacking an exceptional playmaker, Luiz Gustavo [suspended against Colombia] stays close to the centre-backs, Neymar stays close to Fred and Oscar and Hulk are thrown wide.

    "Fernandinho, or whoever plays there, is left isolated, like Robinson Crusoe, looking upwards, watching the ball as it sails over him."

  • Vote: Neymar or Rodriguez?

    Posted at2000

    They're the perfect 10s and two of the stars of this World Cup. Tonight Neymar and James Rodriguez come head to head, but who would you rather have in your team?

    Let us us know your thoughts via the voting section on this page. Terms and conditions can be read here. Voting will close before kick-off and the results will be announced in this page.

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    Andy via text: "I'm looking forward to witnessing the sights and sounds of the crowd inside the stadium tonight as much as I'm looking forward to the actual football match. Two passionate, colourful and vocal South American nations going head-to-head. The sea of yellow in the crowd will be a sight to behold."

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    Brazil v Colombia (21:00 BST)

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    South American football expert Tim

Posted on Friday 4th July 2014

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