Brazil beats Colombia to advance to World Cup semifinals

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FIFA World Cup 2014 : Brazil Colombia
World Cup 2014 : Brazil 2-1 Colombia 04/07/2014

FORTALEZA, Jul. 4, 2014 (AMP) — Brazil 2014 : Brazil reached the semifinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 2-1 win against Colombia (halftime: 1-0) on Friday afternoon at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza.

Brazil dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by defender Thiago Silva in the 7th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Brazilians further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Luiz in the 69th minute.

Fixtures and Results : Second stage

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Overview

Brazil at the World Cup

  • 5 titles (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
  • 20 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 20 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
  • Statistics: Champions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) Runners-up (1950, 1998) Third Place (1938, 1978) Fourth Place (1974)

Colombia at the World Cup

  • 5 appearances (first in 1962)
  • 15 participations in the qualifications (first in 1958)
2014 World Cup Poster
Brazil
2:1
Colombia
2:1 (1:0)
  • 4 July 2014
  • 17:00
  • Fortaleza

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