04/07/2014 Match of the Day


04/07/2014

Highlights from the first and second quarter-finals at the World Cup in Brazil, as France face Germany and Brazil take on Colombia.


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Rodriguez! Benzema, into the roof of the net! Thomas Muller with a

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beauty! Hello everyone, they have lit up the tournament with 16 goals

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between them but tonight we say goodbye to two of the World Cup is

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back brightest stars. Coming up, Brazil against Colombia and Germany

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against France for a place in the semifinals. Joining us in the

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studio, Mark Lawrenson alongside Tim Vickery and Chris Wood will. In the

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day's early game, it was the battle of two European heavyweights as

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Germany took on France at the Maracana. Germany were looking to

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make their fourth straight World Cup semifinal. COMMENTATOR: France have

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everyone fit. Griezmann starts his third game here with Arsenal's

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Olivier Giroud dropping to the bench. Liverpool's Sakho fit again,

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preferred to Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny. I asked Arsene Wenger if

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he knew why Per Mertesacker was missing, if he was one of the seven

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German said to be suffering from flu. He has not heard from his

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Arsenal centre-half. The German press believe it is a tactical

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decision. Balloting in the centre and Lahm shuffled to right back --

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Boateng in the centre. Patrice Evra, head down, Benzema on

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the edge of the penalty area behind him. Not a great header away. Lahm

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shovels it out only as far as Pogba. Cab

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it was an effort that fizzed wide from Benzema. Great little ball from

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Valbuena. A quick look, linked into the feat. Should have done better. I

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am not really sure why he has gone with the side foot. Schweinsteiger

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to Ozil. He scored against Algeria in the last round. That is a free

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kick, a nudge from Pogba. A big occasion for Pogba. 21.

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Kroos with the free kick, and it is 1-0! Hummel has got up from the

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back! And Germany lead! Mats Hummels. In a competition of

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wonderful goals it is an old-fashioned centre-half getting

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up. Not unlike the goal Marouane Fellaini scored for Belgium. Similar

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position, great ball income and a clever header the position he is in.

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Scored against Portugal, has another, and Germany lead. Ozil.

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Schweinsteiger. Sami Khedira, looking for Muller. The ball came

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across Muller, he had to change his stride, which enabled lorries to

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come and collect. Playing some lovely approach football. They are,

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but I will say France are still a threat, especially when Valbuena

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gets on the ball. Here's Griezmann. Pulls it back to Valbuena. The save

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comes out to Benzema. A little bit fortunate, having made the initial

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fine stop. A brilliant save, this. A good ball in as well, this is.

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Griezmann with the touch. Here's Matuidi.

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Patrice Evra was Max 62nd cap. Joachim Low looks on. Evra took the

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throw, Valbuena has won a free kick. That is exactly what he has done, he

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has won the free kick. Schweinsteiger can't believe it.

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There seem to be nothing in that at all from Schweinsteiger but France

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now have an opportunity to draw level. 49 minutes gone. Valbuena

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with it, took it quickly, Germany completely switched off and Evra got

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in behind, and the flag stayed down. He got absolutely nothing on it

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whatsoever. They are off, aren't they? Two or three of them seem to

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be. May be the linesman's problem on the far side is the light and the

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shade. Valbuena, a good start to the second half by France, Matuidi, he

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overran it. Goalkick. I think he was anticipating a touch from a defender

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as well. I think he was hoping, as much as anticipating. I think it is

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quite obvious what Deschamps said at half-time, raised the tempo and the

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pace of this game. Matuidi was looking for Griezmann.

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It was cut out. It is a poor header by Boateng in the first place that

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put the French on the attack. They got away with it, Germany. Valbuena

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with the corner for France. Benzema is in there, it is very long. Away

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by Schweinsteiger to Yohan Cabaye. The cross in, Varane. The goalkeeper

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will be glad he has had something to do. Germany over the years have so

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rarely lost in the knockout stages from this sort of position. What

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this game is lacking at the moment is a little bit of energy. They have

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gone flat, very flat. Oh. That is a mistake, Schurrle, it has to be a

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corner. It is a corner. Everyone in the stadium can see the deflection.

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1998, his team beat Italy at the stage on penalties. Lovely ball by

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Varane. Benzema took it down. Brilliant block. Evra. Beyond

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Khedira. Neuer comes. Gathers. What a difference the shout from the

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defender. I just wonder if Benzema had let the ball run through to

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Valbuena, it might have had a different outcome. He did well,

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great block by Hummels. Loic Remy. Benzema. Matuidi. The goalkeeper got

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everything behind it. A comfortable save.

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Matuidi. Griezmann through the middle, there is Benzema, Evra

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started the run. He was fouled by Schurrle. This time he is saying he

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didn't. Ten minutes to go. France have got seven players in the

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opposition's penalty area. Some -- it is a competition where we have

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seen so many late goals. The whole complexion of games completely

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changed. Valbuena with it. It bounced off a German. Looks like it

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is Hummels. It was headed against him. By the left-back, I think.

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Valbuena with it, Griezmann tight on the goalkeeper who comes and

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gathers. Brilliant, what a difference that makes, pressure off,

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break, here we go, you we go! Muller, beyond Debussy. Ozil, to me,

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looked at least three out of sight. Back towards Muller, he has missed

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it, Schurrle has missed it! What a chance. Germany saw the semifinal

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beckoning. It was on, I think. It was on. When eventually it comes to

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Schurrle, he can have another touch if he wants. Not on his favoured

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foot. Have a little touch. Don't panic, Mr Mannering. Lloris has just

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kept France in the World Cup. Muller. Away from the stumbling

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Evra. Schurrle is there, pulled off his marker, Schurrle to finish it!

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Varane with the block! It hit him as much as anything, but it worked.

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Griezmann. Benzema, need something special from him, Karim Benzema.

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Neuer, one-handed, almost nonchalant. Pogba. Matuidi wants it.

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Benzema awaits. Oh, it is a terrible ball, their chance is gone. Well, I

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think Benzema has got to go low and hard across the goalkeeper. He is

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not going to score from there, sorry. There is a whole host of

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players in there as well, if he pulls it back. And he knows, look.

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France are the letting out. Germany are through to a

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record-breaking fourth semifinal in a row. The goal by centre-back Mats

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Hummels after 13 minutes enough, and the campaign for France ends, and

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they will know this is a game they might have won, had they been more

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aggressive, more adventurous, but it is Germany who roll on again,

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inexorable, to the last four of a World Cup. France zero -1 Germany. I

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am happy, a little bit tired of course because was such a hard

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fight, but we are very happy. We now have enough time to prepare for the

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semifinals and we hope to go through and win the title. There is not a

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big difference between Germany and France. But maybe we miss a bit of

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experience. Germany are used to playing that kind of competition.

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They are used to going very far in that kind of competition, and they

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showed it today. We have a lot of things to improve after that, and I

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hope it will help us for the Euros entrance. How important was your

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goalkeeper today? He is always very important, because he is always at

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100%, he is always there when something happened. He gathered some

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good saves today as well, so of course he is very important, she is

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the best and we are very glad that we have him. Gentlemen, there are a

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couple of ways to go out of Cup. You can go out in a blaze of glory, we

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saw the USA do that the other day, and you can go out with a whimper.

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Can you accused France of the latter today? Yes, they showed far too much

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respect. Every game, they have pressed too high, won the ball back

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respect. Every game, they have pressed too high, won the ball in

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high areas, pressed too high, won the ball in

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high then they dropped. As soon as the game kicked off, Germany had the

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ball for about five or six minutes. Tactical from France? It must've

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been something they on, trying to get Germany high up the field,

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because they know the back for our slow. Griezmann, Valbuena and

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Benzema were trying to draw Germany out and catch them on the break but

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it didn't work. They never got possession in midfield. Germany

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ruled the game. Mark, you were at the Maracana, the only game that

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decided it was very much a tailored to centre halves Tash Makro the only

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goal that decided it. It was a tale of one. We lacked maybe a bit of

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experience, said Hugo Lloris. Varane, who we know will be a top

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player eventually, but he is never in a position to fight Hummels, or

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to get into a position to deal with a free kick. It is just a little

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push, just as he starts to leap, and there is nothing he can do about it.

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It is still about experience, he is still very much a kid. Sakho, if

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anything, should be picking up Hummels. Does he need to be more of

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a bully? It will come with experience, he is 21. When he is 23

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or 24 he will be pushing Hummels out of the way. But I agree with Mark,

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Sakho should have picked them up. He is a more experienced defender. It

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is interesting as well, Tim, a feud tactical changes Joachim Low made,

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one was to bring in Hummels and not play Mertesacker. We heard people

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say maybe was because he had flu but he wanted a bit more pace in the

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defence and it certainly worked. Right at the start of the game,

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France got behind the German defence and it was Hummels and claim -- came

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across. Right at the start he had a huge impact on the game.

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you play Lama in his best position, as good a full-back has anyone in

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the world, and then they can play Kadir and Schweinsteiger. If you

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looked at the way they played today, the two of them together, nearly all

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the time, made such a difference. The best ranch chances came to

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Benzema -- French. His movement is good, his technique is excellent at

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times. You do not know what you're going to get from him, I have

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watched him a lot in a French shirt. People would say, put your laces

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through it. He has tried place it. If it goes in, it is class. He is

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very confident when he is on his game. Alan Shearer said he is good

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but not great. I agree with that, he is not consistent enough. He is like

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Berbatov, if he is up for it, he will score you goals, we have seen

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that in a Real Madrid shirt and a French shirt. But if he does not

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feel right, you are playing with ten men. Roll that across the goal, make

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an own goal out of it. But strikers are strikers, they think, I can

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score from every angle! He is playing against the best goalkeeper

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in the world. When he is hot, he is very hot. Interesting, again, the

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comments from Didier Deschamps, saying France were too timid,

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showing too much respect. I think that comes from the manager! The

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other thing is, how long did it take them to make a positive change? He

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says experience comes from playing in big games. It was a cup match,

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that was the clue, with 20 minutes left you are going out of the World

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Cup, what do you do? You push on. If there were negatives for France, the

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shining light was the work of Valbuena, who got behind the German

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defence on numerous occasions. He has had a great tournament, he is

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29. He has always been the best playmaker for my say. He is busy,

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great technique, great vision. -- Marseille. When he gets the ball, he

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tries to make things happen. Didier Deschamps would have known him from

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Marseille. He has only got a one-year contract, but they are

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prepared to let him go, the new manager does not fancy him. They say

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he is struggling to get a club, which is difficult to understand,

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because he was their most creative player in all their games. He is a

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star player, gives them penetration down the flanks. That is it! When it

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comes down to it, his fitness catches him out. We talked about the

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tactical changes for Germany, Schweinsteiger and Khedira together

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in midfield. You are doubling your protection, and they are very

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intelligent players. They take positions from each other. All the

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clips that we show, they are never very far away at all. If somebody

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like Schweinsteiger gets on the ball, Khedira goes forward and tries

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to release somebody else. They are always in the position, and in terms

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of playing that position, that is one of the most important thing is,

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you want to know where your players are. These have had a hard game

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against Algeria, Schweinsteiger nearly had to be carried off with

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cramp. Khedira's fitness is not great. France said, have the ball,

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do what you want. Make the game quick, do not let them settle on the

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ball and the game changes. If you give quality players time on the

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ball, you see what happens. You said many times, you take your position

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off you're playing partner. Kids, that is what you do! The French are

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relatively young in midfield, so you can go and press, but it didn't

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happen. Germany go through. Next stop for the laser, to find out who

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will face them in the semifinals, Brazil against in-form Colombia. --

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Fortaleza. Into the Estadio Castelao, the

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Crucible, a test of tactics, skill and nerve, who can keep their cool

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in Fortaleza? Brazil have been accused of being more flaky than

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formidable, Colombia engaging and exciting. Brazil have Neymar,

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Colombia have Rodriguez. Over the last 12 months, Felipe Scolari has

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had five untouchables who have played every minute of the

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Confederations Cup campaign and every minute of this World Cup.

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Until today - two of the five are out, Luis Gustavo is suspended, Dani

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Alves is dropped. Paulinho and Maicon come in, his first

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competitive start for his country for three years. Colombia have not

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beaten Brazil in 23 years, and they have never beaten them on Brazilian

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soil. Jose Pekerman switch to 4-4-2, but today they revert to one up

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front. Ibarbo returns, and Guarin replaces Aguilera in midfield. With

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five goals and two assists, Rodriguez's assists are outdoing

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those of Neymar and Messi, doubling his international goals tally at

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this tournament. -- stats. Brazil's have not lost a home match of any

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description since 2002, and that match was played in this city. --

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Brazil. Fernandinho releases Neymar. Fred arriving in the box, Zapata

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does well, a corner, though. He is very quick and mobile in covering

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the ground, knows where the danger is, got to get to Neymar early.

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It is dangerous, it is in at the back post, and Thiago Silva, the

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captain, has put Brazil in front! In the seventh minute of the game!

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Neymar's corner, Thiago Silva at the back post, Scolari celebrates,

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Brazil celebrates, 1-0, the hosts. Just looking at it here, he evades

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everyone, he ends up putting it in with his left knee, improvising

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brilliantly, but what a ball! The goalkeeper comes, goes back, in off

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his thigh, great start. The man who has been having to justify his

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captaincy this week puts Brazil in front in the quarterfinal.

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Guarin seeing a lot of the ball in the first moments of the game.

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Oh, that has ruffled the side netting! He is some player, look at

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the pace has, as soon as he comes inside, it said of his left foot. It

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flicked off Thiago Silva, didn't it? Yeah, inches wide.

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Mistake by Ibarbo, Maicon, Fred. It might just be a corner, this. It is!

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Good pace, getting back, but gives the corner away. Maicon trying to

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get down this right-hand side. Neymar on the corner. 1-0 Brazil. Up

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go the heads, well out by Yepes. One driver has lost it in a very

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dangerous area! Hulk for Brazil! They cannot clear this, Colombia.

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Just too high for Neymar. Real peril here for Colombia.

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Getting to the byline, pulling it back, great defending. He sees the

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danger, Davitt Luiz Court back, great defending. He sees the

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danger, he was going to cash in again at the far post. -- Davitt

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Luiz. -- David. Great chance, Hulk, good save,

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Ospina! Ospina again! That is better, isn't it, from Brazil? Hulk

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again, lovely pass. He takes some of the power out of it, that is the

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challenge for Brazil, getting that three to play well together all at

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the same time. At the moment for the hosts, so far

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so good, deservedly won-0 up. Great challenge by Cuadrado, immediately

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onto his feet. Brilliant block, Thiago Silva might

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just have saved Brazil there, it was practically three onto one. I think

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Scolari will be pleased with how Paulinho has done, because he did

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not look on it at the beginning of the tournament but has done better

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to gay. Hulk needs two bites to control that. -- today. He takes on

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is an eager. -- Zuniga. It is a goal kick, it hit Fred. Hulk, look at

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that reverse pass. Fred couldn't guide it in. Fernandinho. Neymar,

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lovely dummy. Neymar flattened after the ball had gone, and they do have

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a free kick. The free kick has been taken. Fred

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in the middle does not quite reach it. Beautifully back into Hulk, good

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save, Ospina! Fred is there, cleared away and the whistle has gone.

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Ospina saving Romm the onrushing Oscar. They could have had this game

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out of sight, Brazil. Yes, Colombia are really rocking here, great move

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again. Down at his left hand side, brilliant save.

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Ram Moss with a suspicious as to Cuadrado. -- Ramos. Guarin over the

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top of the bar. That is Rodriguez saying to him, calm down. I think he

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wanted back, he manages to scoop it out, but Rodriguez wanted back. Not

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the best finishes, look at his touch. He sees the pass, but his

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colleague has not got the same technique. Zuniga jumping with Hulk,

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who has found Oscar, then Neymar, who will get onto this. Fred down

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the middle, getting forward. Free kick, Brazil. You just run straight

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in, he cannot have any complaints. -- he. He just takes him out.

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Still about half an hour of playing time to go. Neymar on this free kick

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for Brazil. The delivery is very comfortable for

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Ospina, but he has it taken away from him. That is not going to

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count. And he has brought his cards with him. And Thiago Silva, that is

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one Thiago... Silva will now not play in the semifinal of the World

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Cup if Brazil are in it. I think he was just running back, look, he gets

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in his way. He should know better, really.

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He will be missed if they make it there. Yeah. Oh, that is ridiculous,

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isn't it? Yepes with an excellent tackle on

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Neymar. He is ten yards deeper than everyone else and makes a great

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challenge. Fernandinho away, Zuniga onto it, he

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goes over Paulinho's foot, Colombian free kick. Every minute that goes

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by, the tension is just ratcheting up another notch or two, and it is

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the Brazilians who are feeling it. That could go anywhere, Yepes, the

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flag is up on this nearside. It is not going to count. Yepes thinks he

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has scored, but he hasn't. The flag was up before the ball went in the

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net. Fantastic ball in, Rodriguez. It looks to me as if he's just

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offside. It is a melee! It just breaks to him.

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Well, you must have been deemed to be offside. Yeah, it is a matter of

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an inch or two, but I think he is just off as that is taken. You can't

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help feeling the writing is on the wall. They are becoming less

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composed, Brazil, as the game goes on. Hulk trying to get away from

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Sanchez. Free kick, did not like the way he approached that, the

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referee, two feet from a distance. Rodriguez into the book. Trying to

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pull out of it. But Rodriguez into the book. Trying to

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pull out of it. he is high, coming in with his studs raised. Not

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controlled. David Luiz. He hits it, it is dipping, it is in, it is

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brilliant! Oh, what a goal from David Luiz! Absolute perfection!

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Look at this, unbelievable, but it is a side foot, he hits down on it.

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Great finish, a side foot from there, he has no right to score.

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Look out on the dip on it. Incredible. It makes its word, go up

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and down quickly, the keeper can't take up the flight of it. Resilience

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and free kicks! David Luiz. I have seen him miss loads of those, he

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doesn't care, he knows there is one of them in him somewhere. What a

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time to find it. Oscar. Neymar. Neymar is going to go for goal. It

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is wide of the right-hand post. Great effort. Just demonstrating the

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quality of his left foot as well. Can't bend it in. Problems for

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Pekerman's Colombia. Maicon. He has given it away. Bacca. Rodriguez.

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Carlos Bacca, away from Marcella, James Rodriguez, Bacca, he is

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tripped by Julio Cesar, it is a penalty kick for Colombia, and it is

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a yellow card for Julio Cesar. Look at this, quality, he has eyes on the

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back of his head, just tries to lift it over the keeper, clear penalty. I

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think the only thing saving him is David Luiz getting in behind him,

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otherwise he is. James Rodriguez came into this World Cup with five

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international goals. If he puts this way he has taken it to 11, but much,

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much more importantly, he has put Colombia back into this

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quarterfinal, if, if James Rodriguez can score now.

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2-1! And the rest of this is a Brazilian ordeal! Brilliance from

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Rodriguez. Quality penalty. Julio Cesar stands up for an age. He shows

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he has got that little feint, he waits for him to go, and puts it in

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the opposite corner. Trying to away from Oscar. Oscar did

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well. It will be a Colombian corner, despite what Oscar is trying

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to claim. He just about got that right, the rest. Five minutes to go.

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Juan Quintero with the Colombian corner kick hello to the post.

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Ramires did well. They can break here. Oscar. -- low to the post will

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stop redshirts outnumbering the yellow. Oscar has not done much with

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it, in the end. WHISTLE Neymar is still down. Yes, look. A

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knee in the back, Zuniga. He felt that one. That is a picture no

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Brazilian wants to see. Kent Aero, Armero -- one Quintero,

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out it goes from Thiago Silva. Quintero. Sanchez. Armero. Rodriguez

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with a header on, Ramos, trying to find yet there is, put behind by

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Marcella. It is a corner kick to Colombia, and it is agony for

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Brazil. If this delivery is right, it could be chaos. In it goes, the

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flick on is wide from Ramos! A teasing ball in. Just can't steer it

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in the direction of the goal. Look at Ramires chasing this. Good

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play by Ramires. Oh, nasty. Has he won a free kick? Yes, he has, and

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that might get them over the line. That is it, Brazil are through!

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CHEERING Brazil are into the semifinals of

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their own World Cup! David Luiz, matchwinner, with a stunning free

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kick. But, oh, how they had to hang on, after James Rodriguez's penalty.

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Brazil 2-1 Colombia. Let's bring you an update straight away on the big

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news, that challenge on Neymar, apparently, according to Scolari, he

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is set to miss the semifinal against Germany. Scolari said I think Neymar

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would be able to play. Everyone knows he has been hunted for three

:36:57.:36:59.

matches it has been happening. He has been sent to a private clinic

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for a series of exams will stop it was need in the lower back, he was

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crying out with pain, I can guarantee you it won't be easy. So

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Brazil are through, Tim Vickery, but at a huge cost, not only potentially

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losing Neymar but also without Thiago Silva as well. Probably will

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the two most important players in the team. Thiago Silva is definitely

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out. The operative word from Scolari was I think. This is the challenge

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from Zuniga. If he has not cracked anything, that is all it is, it is

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pain. Me and waddle are alike, we think he plays full stop Scolari's

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complaint, he says he thinks he has been hunted. Fernandinho has been

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sent out to hunt. This is the yellow card for Thiago Silva. A stupid one.

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When you are sat on a yellow, knowing you can miss with another

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one, it is absolutely stupid. I agree with the lads, it is stupid.

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He is such an important player to Brazil. He holds the defence

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together. He is the defence. Without him, they have not played great

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football anyway, so without him organising it at the back it will be

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difficult. They seemed a bit more comfortable, particularly must first

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half, and it was Thiago Silva who got the goal. It is a bad goal as

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well, in so far as Colombia are concerned. Sanchez was completely

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ball watching. He has no idea. All of a sudden he looks at the ball,

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and bang. Do you not think there that the goalie has come three yards

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and he thought he would get it. I know he should not it, he will think

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he was should follow it anyway, but the goalkeeper comes three yards,

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stops and goes back. For me, the keeper should have, got it. Even

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so, you still have to do your bit. It was interesting to say that

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Neymar had been hunted, what about James Rodriguez? He was certainly in

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a spot of bother. We will get to that a bit later, but it was very

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much a day of the centre halves, Hummel 's scoring for Germany, Silva

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and then David Luiz. Rather than talk about a great free kick, Chris

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Waddle, you are talking about the goalkeeper. It is a great strike,

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but what is the goalkeeper doing? Let the wall do its job and a guard

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that side. If he stands where he should come he catches it, you

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doesn't have to dive and Miss it. Where is he? He stands where he

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should stand, it is an easy save. It is a great strike. We are not

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nit-picking, because it was a great strike come but Chris is right. You

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stand at that side of the wall, you could head it away. 24 free kicks in

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the Premier League since he scored one, but if you score them, make

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sure use got them in the World Cup. We have talked a lot about South

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American stars at this World Cup. We know James Rodriguez is a great

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player and the second half we really went for it, and he got the goal

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that put Colombia back in the game. From the penalty spot. It is his

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lovely pass in. Carlos Bacca had come on. A pity he was not 100% fit

:40:18.:40:22.

because it gives them a bit more pace up front. We are all arguing

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about the colour of the car. When I first saw it, I thought it was

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redder than red. If it had been at the other end it would have been

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read. Gary Lineker said the same thing, he never looked. David Luiz

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saying at the end, this is the man, and he has been a real star of the

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tournament. Monaco will do well to keep hold of him. I don't think

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David Luiz would do that if Brazil had been beaten though. He would

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have been lynched if he was congratulating the competition. Six

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goals in the World Cup for James Rodriguez, second youngest behind

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Pele, he was 17 when he hit six in 1958. Did you see the giant locust

:41:10.:41:16.

that landed on his arm, we have an arrow out, look at the size of

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that. What is it called, Fernandinho? Another pest,

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Fernandinho, you talked about how much he has been involved in the

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game, and all rather negatively. He got away with a lot, particularly

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against Rodriguez. Largely because of the referee. This was against

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Chile. A repeat offender, he just kept taking players out all the

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time. I understand Scolari will say to him, James Rodriguez is a player

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by the way, but where is the referee in all of this? It was just repeat

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offence after repeat offence. There was no referee tonight on the pitch.

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More than 30 fouls for Brazil in this game. This is unfortunately

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what they have become. Brazil still provide you with some fantastic

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flashes of play, but they don't look to be you so much. Rodriguez, that

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might have been his first attempt at a tackle, you got booked. David Luiz

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scored from it. If that had been Neymar, all of those tackles

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against? They would have cancelled the World Cup, wouldn't they? Put

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this in context for Brazil, you have covered this for the BBC, up until

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this point, how significant is it that they are still in it and the

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party continues for the moment? Huge, while they are still in it,

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they are happy, but I think they are losing friends all around the world,

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because you are seeing what they have become. They can be ruthless in

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their efficiency. Brazilian football has always been about winning, but

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over time the question, how do you win, receives a different answer.

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They used to do it by having the best passing midfielders in the

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world and elaborate in there. Then they got spooked by the physical

:43:16.:43:18.

developer de Vrij game and thought you can't win that any more, so how

:43:19.:43:23.

do you win? Set pieces, counterattacks. They don't beat you

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any more on flow. They beat you on moments, and they try and stop your

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flow with a foul. He needs to interrupt your flow, he wants you to

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shut up! Don't forget, Argentina against Belgium on radio five live.

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We have live coverage of Netherlands against Costa Rica and next Tuesday

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Brazil against Germany from Belo Horizonte. We start of the day with

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eight left, we are now down to six, we are reaching the business end.

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Axe for watching. Goodbye. -- thanks for watching.

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If your friend was taken away... # Not giving in... #

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I'm afraid there's not much we can do.

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..how would you fight to get her back?

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Highlights from the first and second quarter-finals at the World Cup in Brazil, as France face Germany and Brazil take on Colombia.