Pekerman targets goals against Brazil

The Colombia coach says he wants his side's World Cup encounter with the Selecao to be an exciting one, with strong attacking performances from both teams
Jose Pekerman says he hopes Colombia's World Cup quarter-final against Brazil is an exciting contest with plenty of goals.

Having found the back of the net 11 times in their opening four matches, Colombia are the second-highest scorers so far and have entertained in reaching the last eight for the first time.

The experienced coach is anticipating more goals on Friday despite the last four encounters between the two sides ending in draws - three of which have been goalless.

Colombia have never won a game against their South American rivals in Brazil but Pekerman insists previous form will go out of the window in Fortaleza.

"This is a new game, we cannot talk about favourites," the 64-year-old is quoted as saying in El Mundo. "It is a game that both teams have attributes to play well in.

"Brazil will be at their best, so we can expect a game of high tension and good technical ability.

"It may be a game with goals, and that would be good. That will make the people watching enjoy the World Cup.

"We are both very good teams, and unfortunately it is a match that will leave one side out [of the tournament]."