Jul 4, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
Silva (7'), Luiz (68')
Silva (64'), Cesar (78')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Rodriguez (80' pen.)
Rodrgiuez (67'), Yepes (72')

Preview: Brazil vs. Colombia

Sports Mole looks ahead to Brazil's quarter-final World Cup match against Colombia in Fortaleza.

The host nation will take on the tournament's top scorer so far when Brazil meet Colombia in the quarter-finals of the World Cup at Fortaleza on Friday.

Brazil needed penalties to reach the last eight in their previous match against Chile, and come up against another of their South American rivals in the quarter-finals.

Luis Felipe Scolari will be without Luiz Gustavo, who is suspended after picking up his second booking of the tournament.

However, Neymar is expected to be available after overcoming thigh and knee complaints.

There are no such concerns for Colombia, who have reported no fresh injuries following their last-16 clash with Uruguay.

James Rodriguez, who currently leads the race for the golden boot with five goals, is expected to continue, while captain Mario Yepes appears to have put the thigh problem that hampered him earlier in the tournament behind him.

In the 12 previous meetings between these two sides, Brazil have won seven, while the other five have ended in a draw.

Recent form

Brazil: WWWDWD

Colombia: DWWWWW

Possible starting lineups

Brazil: Cesar, Alves, Silva, Luiz, Fernandinho, Marcelo, Hulk Fred, Willian, Neymar, Oscar,

Colombia: Ospina, Zuniga, Armero, Sanchez, Zapata, Yepes, Cuadrado, Aguilar, Gutierrez, Rodriguez, Martinez

Sports Mole says: 1-2 AET.

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