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')

No punishment for Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga

Colombia's defender Juan Camilo Zuniga challenges Brazil's forward Neymar 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
© Getty Images
FIFA confirms that Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga will face no action for his challenge that ruled Neymar out of the World Cup.

FIFA has confirmed that Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga will face no punishment for his challenge that ruled Neymar out of the World Cup.

It was confirmed on Saturday that the Brazilian talisman would sit out the rest of the tournament after Zuniga fractured a vertebra in his back during Brazil's quarter-final win over their South American rivals.

World football's governing body confirmed after the match that it would be investigating the incident, but it has now decided that action is not needed.

"After an analysis of the matter and the extensive submission and documentation received from the [Brazilian Football Association], the chairman came to the conclusion that the FIFA Disciplinary Committee cannot consider this matter in light of the conditions outlined in the FIFA Disciplinary Code for the Disciplinary Committee to be able to intervene in such a situation," read an official statement.

Following the incident, Zuniga took to Instagram to issue an apology to Neymar.

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
Read Next:
Lahm 'sorry' for Neymar
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand