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')

Luiz Felipe Scolari: 'Neymar couldn't feel his legs'

Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari sits on the bench on June 26, 2013.
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Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reveals that Neymar could not feel his legs after fracturing a vertebra in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed that Neymar could not feel his legs after suffering a back injury at the World Cup.

The striker sustained a fractured vertebra as a result of a collision with Juan Zuniga durinng the 2-1 win over Colombia.

The coach told Marca: "He said 'I can't feel my legs'. Marcelo was scared and called the doctor on but the doctor couldn't get on in the confusion. It was a big shock, the image of Neymar being stretchered off to the helicopter, in difficulty, crying.

"Neymar was our benchmark, one of our references, because he is a player who makes a difference in any team. We're in a situation where we've lost something we don't want to miss, especially for the semi-final and final."

Brazil face Germany in their semi-final on Tuesday.

Brazil's defender David Luiz (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile on June 28, 2014
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