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Brazil Defeated Colombia In An Electric World Cup Quarterfinal
In Fortaleza, the World Cup host nation defeated Colombia, 2-1, the second straight South American rival it has beaten in the knockout round after Chile. As would be expected with two such talented teams, the game was a sight to behold.
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Brazil's David Luiz celebrates after scoring his side's second goal on a free kick during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Brazil's Neymar pauses during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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A Brazil soccer fan with soccer balls painted on her fingernails holds a crucifix as she watches the World Cup quarterfinal match between Brazil and Colombia inside the FIFA Fan Fest area in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

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Brazil's Thiago Silva, right, scores the opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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Colombia's Carlos Sanchez Moreno watches the ball as Brazil's Oscar falls down during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch, pool)

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Brazil's David Luiz eyes the ball during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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Brazil's Hulk, center, has a shot saved by Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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Colombia's James Rodriguez is fouled by Brazil's Fernandinho during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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Colombia's Victor Ibarbo clears the ball next to Brazil's Maicon's head during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina dives trying to stop a fee kick goal by Brazil's David Luiz during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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Brazil's David Luiz is kissed on the forehead by Paulinho after scoring his side's second goal on a free kick during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Brazil's David Luiz, right, tries to challenge Colombia's Cristian Zapata during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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IndyCar series driver Helio Castroneves, right, of Brazil, dumps a bowl of chips onto driver Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, after Brazil scored their side's first goal during a World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at a viewing party at Pocono Raceway, Friday, July 4, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. The drivers are scheduled to compete in Sunday's Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race. P(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Colombia's Mario Yepes and Brazil's Fred challenge for the ball during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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Brazil's Marcelo rouses the crowd during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Brazil's Neymar is attended by his teammate Marcelo, top, and Colombia's James Rodriguez during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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Players watch as Colombia's James Rodriguez takes a penalty kick to score on Brazil's goalkeeper Jefferson during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Brazil Defeated Colombia In An Electric World Cup Quarterfinal

In Fortaleza, the World Cup host nation defeated Colombia, 2-1, the second straight South American rival it has beaten in the knockout round after Chile. As would be expected with two such talented teams, the game was a sight to behold.

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