Brazil captain Thiago Silva  of Brazil is booked by Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo during the World Cup 2014 quarter-final against  Colombia.  Photograpgh: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Thiago Silva will be suspended for Brazil’s World Cup semi-final against Germany and Fifa has also ruled out action by its disciplinary committee for (...)

Brazil’s Fernandinho commits one of several fouls on Colombia’s James Rodriguez during the World Cup quarter-final in Fortaleza. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters.

The car was speeding down Rio’s eastern motorway in the direction of Copacabana. The driver dodged from lane to lane but he wasn’t paying any attentio(...)

   Neymar   sustained a back injury following a challenge from Colombia’s Juan Camilo Zuniga  during the World Cup quarter-final match at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

“It’s as if someone had died. And in a certain way that is what’s happened. Unfortunately Neymar is dead for this World Cup, ” lamented José Trajano o(...)

 Brazil’s David Luiz scores his side’s second goal from a free-kick against Colombia during the World Cup quarter-final at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza. Photograph:  Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Brazil 2 Colombia 1 It was a supremely ugly win for Brazil, but one they will have been delighted with before the crushing news that Neymar, th(...)

Brazil’s Hulk has yet to find his best form in this World Cup. Photograph: Reuters

When Hulk played in last year’s Confederations Cup tournament in Brazil he had the crowd on his back for much of it.In his place they wanted Lucas Mou(...)

James Rodriguez of Colombia shoots and scores his team’s first against Uruguay at Maracana . Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

After an opening run-out in the provinces – Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá – James Rodríguez saw his travelling World Cup show explode onto one of f(...)

Colombia’s James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his second against Uruguay  at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Sergio Moraes / Reuters

Colombia 2 Uruguay 0 Uruguay followed their shamed striker Luis Suarez out of the World Cup as the furore over his lengthy ban for biting was e(...)

Uruguay are likely to try to hit Colombia them on the break through their  one remaining world-class player, striker Edinson Cavani (right). Photograph: EPA

Inevitably the Luis Suárez situation has overshadowed the build-up to today’s second round match. And while he will be absent the disgraced striker(...)

A woman passes a wall painting of Uruguay’s Luis Suarez on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Pilar Olivares/Reuters

Following its vehement defence while waiting on Fifa’s judgement, all Uruguay is today grieving with the condemned Luis Suárez, thrown out of the W(...)

Juan Cuadrado (right) of Colombia celebrates with his teammates after scoring a penalty   at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. Photograph: EPA

Colombia 4 Japan 1On a night of contrasting emotions in Cuiabá, Colombia marched into the second round as group winners with a third victory in 11 day(...)