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Sunday 29 June 2014

World Cup review: Cesar penalty heroics help Brazil into quarters

QPR goalkeeper saves twice in shoot-out while Ramirez and Coates head home

World Cup gallery of BPL players - 28 June

 Brazil 1-1 Chile (AET, Brazil win 3-2 on penalties)

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar was the hero in the penalty shootout as Brazil reached the last eight of the FIFA World Cup with victory over Chile in Belo Horizonte.

Brazil, who also named Chelsea's Oscar and Manchester City's Fernandinho in the starting line-up, took the lead on 18 minutes when the former Chelsea defender David Luiz, with the help of Chile's Gonzalo Jara, turned the ball into the net.

Chile came back into the contest and equalised 14 minutes later through Alexis Sanchez.

That is how the scoreline remained and, despite the introduction of Ramires in the second-half and Chelsea team-mate Willian in extra-time, the match went to a penalty shootout.

Cesar, who is on loan at Toronto in the MLS, saved from Mauricio Pinilla and Sanchez and after Neymar had fired home, Jara hit a post to spark wild celebrations for the hosts.

BPL players to feature
Brazil: Julio Cesar (On loan at Toronto FC from Queens Park Rangers), Oscar (Chelsea, sub: 106min) Fernandinho (Manchester City, 72). Subs:  Ramires (Chelsea, 72), Willian (Chelsea, 106). Subs not used: Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur).
FIFA Man of the Match: Cesar

Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

Southampton's Gaston Ramirez and Liverpool’s Sebastian Coates are heading home from the World Cup after Uruguay lost to a James Rodriguez-inspired Colombia in Rio De Janeiro.

Ramirez came on as a 53rd-minute substitute but by then, Uruguay were 2-0 down after goals either side of half-time from Rodriguez, the first, a stunning turn on the volley that crashed off the underside of the bar before going in, while the second was the finish to a fine team move.

Colombia will meet Brazil in the quarter-finals on 4 July.

BPL players to feature
Uruguay: Sub: Gaston Ramirez (Southampton, 53 mins). Sub not used: Sebastian Coates (Liverpool).

Goals scored by BPL teams at the FIFA 2014 World Cup (23)

8 Manchester United
3 Liverpool
2 ArsenalChelsea, Swansea City, Manchester City
1 Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur

BPL goalscorers at the FIFA 2014 World Cup

3 Robin Van Persie (Netherlands & Man Utd).
2 Luis Suarez (Uruguay & Liverpool), Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast & Swansea City).
1 Oscar (Brazil & Chelsea), Daniel Sturridge (England & Liverpool), Joel Campbell (Costa Rica & Arsenal), Marouane Fellaini (Belgium & Man Utd), Mile Jedinak (Australia & Crystal Palace), Wayne Rooney (England & Man Utd), Olivier Giroud (France & Arsenal), Moussa Sissoko (France & Newcastle Utd), Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria & Stoke), Nani (Portugal & Man Utd), Javier Hernandez (Mexico & Man Utd), Fernandinho (Brazil & Man City), Juan Mata (Spain & Man Utd), Fernando Torres (Spain & Chelsea), Edin Dzeko (Bosnia-Herzegovina & Man City), Jan Vertonghen (Belgium & Tottenham Hotspur)

* players classified as BPL players are those registered to 2014/15 Premier League clubs until 30 June, 2014, even if they are to be released or are or have been on loan at another club this season.

2014 FIFA World Cup round of 16 fixtures

29 June
 Netherlands v Mexico
9pm Costa Rica v Greece

30 June
 France v Nigeria
9pm Germany v Algeria

1 July
 Argentina v Switzerland
9pm Belgium v United States

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