Jul 4, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
Brazil
2-1
Colombia
Silva (7'), Luiz (68')
Silva (64'), Cesar (78')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Rodriguez (80' pen.)
Rodrgiuez (67'), Yepes (72')

David Luiz delighted with Brazil victory

Brazil's defender David Luiz celebrates scoring during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014
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Brazil defender David Luiz praises his teammates following their 2-1 win over Colombia in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Brazil defender David Luiz has praised his teammates following their 2-1 win over Colombia in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Goals from Thiago Silva and Luiz had given Brazil a two-goal lead, before a James Rodriguez penalty ensured a nervous finale for the hosts.

They managed to hold on and book a semi-final against Germany, with Luiz admitting that the South Americans will have to be at their best to beat Joachim Low's side.

"I want to congratulate both teams for this great game - Colombia made a great World Cup and fought until the end," he told reporters. "Our team played beautiful football that everyone likes, with a lot of intensity, seeking the goal every moment.

"It will be another great game against Germany, a world derby. I hope that we can be at our best level as they have a great team.

"They always play the same way with a lot of consistency. It will be another beautiful game."

Brazil and Germany's semi-final tie will take place next Tuesday at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

Colombia's Argentinian coach Jose Pekerman reacts during a Group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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