The knockout round begins with Brazil vs. Chile at noon followed by Uruguay vs. Colombia at 4 p.m.
You may have seen the video of fans on a packed subway car celebrating Brazil’s thrilling win over Chile. Brazilians were celebrating in the skies, too.
Here’s how Mike Laskasky, who took the video above, described the scene: No wifi on the plane, but this gentleman had an antenna on his phone, an iron will and a dream. The celebration at 30,000 feet. #Brazil #WorldCup#nofreepretzels
Colombia advances to the quarterfinals for the first time every. They’ll play host Brazil on Friday.
Uruguay needs two goals to force extra time or Colombia will advance to face Brazil in the quarterfinals.
Suspended, but not forgotten.
Uruguay with its best chance in some time, but Pereira volleys a ball in the penalty area directly into the midsection of David Ospina.
Lugano was on the bench when Uruguay’s Gaston Ramirez accidentally kicked Colombia’s Pablo Armero. Lugano will miss Uruguay’s next match should they come back to win.
Colombia makes its first substitution in the 68th minute.
What a header by Juan Cuadrado to set up Rodriguez.
Uruguay, looking for a spark to get back in this game, uses two subs in the 53rd minute.
Who else? James (that’s Ha-mes) Rodriguez scores his fifth goal of the tournament in the 50th minute to give Colombia a 2-0 lead. The goal was set up by a perfect header from Cuadrado.
James Rodriguez’s goal in the 29th minute is the difference.