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Brazil beat Chile to reach World Cup quarter-finals
June 28, 2014, 7:42 pm

 

Brazilian players react after a penalty shoot out at the end of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014 [AP]

Brazilian players react after a penalty shoot out at the end of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014 [AP]

In the first knockout game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil have beaten Chile in a 3-2 penalty shootout on Thursday in Belo Horizonte after a thrilling 1-1 draw after extra time on Saturday.

The hosts Brazil will now face Colombia or Uruguay in the quarter-finals.

Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar was the hero for the hosts as he saved two penalties.

David Luiz had put Brazil ahead after 18 minutes of Saturday’s match but Chile’s Alexis Sanchez equalised before halftime.

David Luiz, Marcelo and Neymar converted their penalties for Brazil in the shootout.

“It was complicated,” Cesar said in a television interview.

“The pressure of representing Brazil and playing at home is really great. We played well in the first half but after Chile equalised they got into the game.”

 

Source: Agencies

 

 

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