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')

Neymar ruled out of World Cup with back injury

Brazil's forward Neymar lies on the pitch after being injured 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 forward Neymar will miss the rest of the World Cup after picking up a back injury.

Brazil forward Neymar will miss the rest of the World Cup after picking up a back injury in his side's 2-1 victory over Colombia.

The 22-year-old was stretched off in the dying minutes of the Selecao's game in Fortaleza and was seen to be in distress as he left the field, following a challenge from Juan Camilo Zuniga.

Team doctor Rodgigo Lasmar later confirmed that Neymar had fractured a vertebra in his back and admitted that Brazil's top scorer will need a few weeks to recover.

Lasmar told SportTV: "Unfortunately, he's not going to be able to play.

"It's not serious in the sense that it doesn't need surgery, but he'll need to immobilise it to recover."

Brazil will also be without captain Thiago Silva when they face Germany in Tuesday's semi-final.

Brazil's forward Neymar is carried on a stretcher after he was injured following a tackle 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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