Brazil scraped past Chile via a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals while Colombia, with tournament’s top scorer James Rodriguez (5) in their ranks, have won all four of their games scoring 11 goals and conceding just two.
               
Germany are expected to see off France and set up a semi-final against Brazil or Colombia in Belo Horizonte on July 8 despite question marks over their form and seven of their players suffering mild flu symptoms.
               
France coach Didier Deschamps has sought to play down the significance of painful semi-final defeats to the Germans in 1982 and 1986 as Les Bleus, who have netted 10 goals in their four games, look to continue their fine scoring form.

(Agencies)

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