Colombia striker Carlos Bacca was also shown red following the fracas at the end of a frenetic Group C battle. Neymar had already ensured he would miss Brazil's final first round game against Venezuela on Sunday by collecting his second yellow card of the tournament for a deliberate handball in the first half.

Three teams -- Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela -- now have three points in Group C Neymar's Brazil and Barcelona team-mate Dani Alves lashed out at Chilean referee Enrique Osses following the defeat.

"Referees have to stop thinking that they are the stars, the stars are not them -- they are there to control the game. We are used to this in South America -- everyone here is against Brazil. ," Alves fumed.

Alves also accused Colombia's players of seeking to provoke Neymar, 12 months after the striker suffered a broken vertebra during the two teams' stormy World Cup last eight battle.

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