Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals after prevailing 3-2 on penalties against Chile following a 1-1 draw in Belo Horizonte.
Neymar's penalty in the shootout proved decisive when Chile defender Gonzalo Jara smashed the final spot-kick against the post to keep alive Brazil's dreams of winning a World Cup on home soil.
Chile had taken Brazil all the way and nearly snatched it at the death through Mauricio Pinilla's strike which struck the crossbar.
Brazil had taken the lead through a goal awarded to David Luiz — even though it appeared to come off Jara — before Chile netted a deserved equaliser through Alexis Sanchez.
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Colombia set up a quarterfinal meeting with World Cup hosts Brazil after James Rodriguez scored twice in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay.
Oscar Tabarez's side went into the match without Luis Suarez, suspended from all football for four months after biting Giorgio Chiellini in the victory over Italy, and they lacked his edge attack as Rodriguez stole the show
Rodriguez, a teammate of Falcao's at Monaco, scored the goal of the tournament so far and has emerged as one of the outstanding players of the World Cup, with five goals now to his name.
Colombia now face the hosts in Sao Paulo. It will be James Rodriguez — who was given a standing ovation when he was substituted with four minutes left — against Neymar, and on this evidence we are in for a treat.
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