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')

Jose Pekerman not worried about Brazil favouritism

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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Colombia boss Jose Pekerman does not believe that suspect refereeing will detract from the spectacle of his side's World Cup clash with Brazil.

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman is hoping that poor officiating does not spoil tonight's World Cup quarter-final clash with Brazil.

Yuichi Nishimura came under scrutiny after making a number of questionable decisions in favour of the host nation in the 3-1 win over Croatia in last month's curtain raiser.

Carlos Velasco will oversee tonight's last-eight encounter in Fortaleza, and Pekerman is confident that the Spaniard will produce an impartial performance.

"In terms of the referee I always have the hope of he has good performance," he told FIFA.com ahead of the contest.

"I don't have any suspicion and I don't think he will have any influence in the game.

"We know that there are mistakes in football from players, managers or referees but we trust in the good faith or credibility because all of them try to do their best."

The match is scheduled to kick off at 9pm.

Colombia's coach, Argentine Jose Pekerman, gives instructions to the players during their Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup South American qualifier match against Ecuador, in Barranquilla, Colombia, on September 6, 2013
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