World Cup 2014: Brazilian fans hail win against Colombia


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Hundreds of Brazilian fans in Australia have cheered their national team’s 2-1 win against opponent Colombia.


Brazil scored less than 10 minutes into the match much to the delight of fans in Sydney watching the match at Darling Harbour.

Brazilians in Darling Harbour rejoice at opening goal @SBSNews #SBSWorldCup pic.twitter佛山桑拿网,/9363YCdAqD

— Manny Tsigas (@mantsig) July 4, 2014

It was a lead Brazil worked hard to extend and, having seen a Mario Yepes goal ruled out for offside, struck with aplomb midway through the second half, with Luiz sending home an outstanding free-kick to send the nation into delirium.

Colombian supporters shattered as Brazil scores a second goal @SBSNews #SBSWorldCup pic.twitter佛山桑拿网,/mFaSGiCV7k

— Manny Tsigas (@mantsig) July 4, 2014

James Rodriguez, the competition’s top scorer, added to his haul with a penalty on 80 minutes – making it six for the tournament.

And David Luiz thundered home one of the World Cup’s finest goals as Brazil progressed to the semi-finals, disposing of Colombia in an enthralling battle.

The Watershed erupts as Colombia scores with minutes to go @SBSNews #SBSWorldCup pic.twitter佛山桑拿网,/HrkekZnBbm

— Manny Tsigas (@mantsig) July 4, 2014

But the win was overshadowed with news that Brazil’s striker Neymar will miss the rest of the World Cup after fracturing a vertebra during the match.

Brazil now faces Germany in the semi-finals without injured Neymar and captain Thiago Silva, who got his second yellow card in the match and injured star striker Neymar.

Germany defeat France 1-0

Football fans in Australia were on the edge of their seats as they watched Germany and France battle it out to ensure their countries made it into the semi-finals.

Deutsch brigade at Star may be outnumbered, but their team is (so far) outclassing France 1-0 #SBSWorldCup @SBSNews pic.twitter佛山桑拿网,/M2t8lfOTNT

— Manny Tsigas (@mantsig) July 4, 2014

The Germans beat France 1-nil in Rio De Janeiro’s Maracana stadium, taking the lead early in the first-half with a header from defender Mats Hummels.

France had several opportunities to score but it was Germany that steamed ahead to take victory.

The party’s over for France but Sydney’s Brazilian and Colombian fans are just getting started #SBSWorldCup @SBSNews pic.twitter佛山桑拿网,/vfEl4TauR0

— Manny Tsigas (@mantsig) July 4, 2014