Thiago Silva: 'Shootout win was preordained'

Julio Cesar of Brazil celebrates with teammates after defeating Chile in a penalty shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at Estadio Mineirao on June 28, 2014
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Thiago Silva believes that Brazil's penalty shootout win over Chile in the last 16 of the World Cup was "preordained".

Thiago Silva believes that Brazil's penalty shootout win against Chile in the last 16 of the World Cup last night was "preordained".

Julio Cesar saved two penalty spot kicks before Gonzalo Jara hit the post, but Thiago Silva was never in doubt.

"Before the penalties Julio said, 'Hit them with confidence and I'll stop three'," Silva said.

"It was preordained. Chile were a great team but we found strength. The most important thing is that the group is united, independent of any mistakes."

Brazil will now play Colombia in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Brazil players celebrate their penalty shootout victory over Chile in the World Cup round of 16 in Belo Horizonte on June 28, 2014
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