World Cup 2014 LIVE: Day 17 including reaction to Brazil's penalty shoot-out victory over Chile plus James Rodriguez inspiring Colombia to victory over Uruguay - Live coverage - The Independent

World Cup 2014 LIVE: Day 17 including reaction to Brazil's penalty shoot-out victory over Chile plus James Rodriguez inspiring Colombia to victory over Uruguay

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The Independent's coverage of the Fifa World Cup in Brazil as the tournament heads into its knock-out rounds in dramatic fashion with Samuel Stevens and Marc Williams. Brazil win a thrilling first game in the Round of 16 after a penalty shoot-out victory over Chile. James Rodriguez inspired Colombia to a great win over Uruguay which included a goal-of-the-tournament contender...


    • Colombia 2 (Rodriguez 28', 49') Uruguay 0 - FT
    • James Rodriguez double sends Colombia through
    • Rodriguez puts Colombia ahead with a goal-of-the-tournament contender
    • Brazil 1 (Luiz 18') Chile 1 (Sanchez 32') FT - Brazil go through on penalties (3-2) 
    • Brazil beat Chile after dramatic penalty shoot-out
    • Alexis Sanchez cancelled out David Luiz opener in normal time
    • Colombia to play Brazil in quarter-finals
    6/28/2014 10:20:17 AM

    How boring was your football-free Friday, folks? Fear not! The Independent's Samuel Stevens here covering the return of the Fifa World Cup after a brief - but agonising - hiatus.

    What a game we've got for you too, as hosts Brazil prepare to lock horns with this year's hipsters' choice Chile. 

    Get your day off to the best possible start with Ewan Mackenna's excellent insight into the pressure currently nestling on Brazil's shoulders as the favourites try desperately to avoid an early slip-up.

    We'll be with you right until 11pm tonight, also covering Colombia v Uruguay, as the World Cup returns to our screens. Happy days!
    6/28/2014 10:38:27 AM
    107 min: Here's what Glenn Moore thought about that first half of extra time as Jo goes close for Brazil again but he heads over. 

    Chile hanging on a bit, but with Neymar being shackled Bravo has not been that busy. Hulk and Sanchez looking the players most likely to break the deadlock. If it goes to penalties the Brazilians are going to be under huge pressure.

    6/28/2014 6:24:23 PM
    107 min: Cardiff's Gary Medel will have to go off here and he is absolutely distort to have to leave the action. Jose Rojas (the remaining Chilean I need for my Panini World Cup sticker book) comes on. 
    6/28/2014 6:26:12 PM
    109 min: Chileans going down here, there and everywhere at the moment and if Willian can get the ball and have a run at the tiring defence, that could be Brazil's best option. 
    6/28/2014 6:28:17 PM
    121 min: Final ten minutes of this one, are penalties on the way? 
    6/28/2014 6:29:10 PM
    122 min: Some lovely play from the exhausted Chileans as they play their way forward through the Brazilian defence. Marcelo Diaz gets the ball at the end of the neat build-up but fires miles over and into the sea.  
    6/28/2014 6:32:08 PM
    On the comments, März BKK reckons Brazil shouldn't be victors of this one. Do you agree? Comment above and let us know. 

    Brazil don't deserve to win this .Marz bkkat 7:30 PM

    6/28/2014 6:33:05 PM
    118 min: Just about two minutes to go in this nail-bitter as Brazil waste a free-kick in a good position. 
    6/28/2014 6:35:55 PM
    Chile hit the bar!!
    6/28/2014 6:37:12 PM
    120 min: Mauricio Pinilla hits the bar with a tremendous effort and Brazil were oh so close from going out!!
    6/28/2014 6:38:17 PM
    FT: Brazil make it into the quarter-finals but you have to feel for Chile who put so much into this game. Gonzalo Jara misses the vital spot-kick to send Brazil through. 

    Brazil go marching on and that is surely good for the tournament but they'll need to much more if they are going to go deeper into the World Cup or even win it. 
    6/28/2014 7:02:19 PM

    Glenn Moore wraps up things after Brazil's thrilling victory over Chile...

    After this Brazil will believe their name is on the cup. They will go into the next round with huge confidence, but this will also have taken a lot out of them physically and emotionally. They will need to play much better to win the tournament, but will draw strength from the knowledge that they can do.

    Chile depart with admiration. They are better than some of the teams who will progress. Neither of those facts will bring them any consolation.

    6/28/2014 7:07:55 PM
    Phew, after all that drama and excitement from Belo Horizonte we now have to turn our attention to the second game on today, Colombia v Uruguay! Plenty to bring you and because of the late end to the first game today, we're just under an hour from kick-off in Rio! Football is back with a bang after our day off...
    6/28/2014 7:11:46 PM

    That man, Suarez!

    All the talk before Colombia v Uruguay has been about one man and one man only! Luis Suarez is, of course, not playing tonight but you all knew that! 

    Here's the latest about Uruguay's main man who they will surely miss tonight. 

    After the impact ... I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent.

    At that moment I hit my face against the player leaving a small bruise on my cheek and a strong pain in my teeth.

    6/28/2014 7:16:39 PM
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