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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Neymar of Brazil lies on the field after a challenge as teammate Marcelo reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04:  Brazil players acknowledge the fans after defeating Colombia 2-1 in  the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Fernandinho of Brazil controls the ball against Juan Guillermo Cuadrado of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Carlos Sanchez of Colombia challenges Fred of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04:  Oscar of Brazil and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado of Colombia compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04:  Neymar of Brazil controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04:  Fernandinho of Brazil and Adrian Ramos of Colombia compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04:  Fernandinho of Brazil challenges Fredy Guarin of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04:  David Luiz of Brazil scores his team's second goal on a free kick past David Ospina of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: Mario Yepes of Colombia attempts to shoot against Julio Cesar of Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: David Luiz of Brazil consoles James Rodriguez of Colombia after Brazil's 2-1 win during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

By Gideon Long

A stunning free kick from Brazil's David Luiz sealed a 2-1 win over Colombia in a bruising World Cup quarter-final yesterday but the hosts will next face Germany without their talisman Neymar.

Brazil's victory came at a heavy price as their leading scorer was carried off in agony with a fractured vertebra late in the game and he will not play again in this World Cup.

Brazil will also be without their captain Thiago Silva for Tuesday's semi-final in Belo Horizonte. He was booked for an unnecessary challenge on the Colombian goalkeeper and will be suspended.

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