South America

Saturday, 5 July 2014

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Follow LIVE commentary with Goal as Lionel Messi looks to continue his excellent World Cup by guiding la Albiceleste past Marc Wilmots' side in Brasilia

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The veteran goalkeeper, who became the World Cup's oldest ever player during the group stage, has called time on his career following Colombia's defeat to Brazil

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The Brazil captain feels that the Chelsea forward would be the ideal replacement for the injured striker after he suffered a fractured vertebra against Colombia

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The striker feels that his side operate much better as a unit than Brazil, who have lost their star player for the remainder of the tournament after an injury on Friday

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The Argentina great believes that the Albiceleste need to rely on the forward less and other players need to begin to contribute if they are to have a successful World Cup

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The Colombia midfielder was emotional after his side's 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Brazil on Friday, saying that he was overcome by pride at their World Cup displays

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The Brazil forward expresses his sadness after the 22-year-old was ruled out of the tournament through injury but insists that his absence will give his side added motivation

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The former England international, who made his mark at the World Cup in 1998, feels that the Argentina captain needs to claim the trophy to be regarded as a true great

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The South Americans have failed to reach the last four of a World Cup since the days of Diego Maradona and now need their current superstar to step up once again

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The Colombian sensation continued his record of scoring in every game in which he has played at these finals but his penalty could not stop Brazil's advancement to the last four

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The 65-year-old hails his team's effort to see off Colombia 2-1, though he admits that they could have taken a more reserved approach after scoring their second goal

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The Paris Saint-Germain defender refuses to condemn the challenge from Juan Camilo Zuniga that has ruled Brazil's star forward out of the rest of the competition

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The Barcelona forward suffered a fractured vertebra in the win over Colombia on Friday and his World Cup is over. Without him, the Selecao's ambitions of glory look far away

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The 64-year-old coach is proud of his team’s showing in Brazil, insisting they are once again prominent on the world stage after a 16-year absence from the tournament

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The 32-year-old right-back was brought into the Brazil side at the Barcelona man's expense and played 90 minutes in Friday's 2-1 win over Colombia in the World Cup quarter-final

Friday, 4 July 2014

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The Barcelona forward was carried off in pain in the latter stages of his side's win over Colombia and will miss the rest of the tournament

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A number of English-based players bowed out of the tournament on Friday as France were beaten by Germany, while Brazil knocked out Colombia to reach the semis

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James' late penalty set up a tense finale, but goals from centre-back pairing Thiago Silva and David Luiz proved enough for the Selecao to set up a semi-final date with Germany

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The defender lashed home a stunning free kick after Thiago Silva's early goal, with James Rodriguez scoring a penalty before the Barcelona star was forced off in the dying minutes