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2014 WORLD CUP
July 4, 2014  | By David Bianculli

ESPN, 4:00 p.m. ET

 

Today’s second quarterfinal, televised on ESPN, is the big World Cup game of the day – and, indeed, of the week. It pits Colombia against Brazil. Colombia, which breezed through Group C winning every game, and defeating Uruguay 2-0 in the knockout round, has excited fans with its passionate play and overall jubilance at advancing this far. And Brazil, which advanced with a 2-0-1 record in group play and won its last game, against Chile, only after completing bonus time and besting the Chileans on penalty kicks, is the host nation – and the nation expects it to keep advancing through the tournament. This game should have more fireworks than… well, today, that analogy’s too easy.

 
 
 
 
 
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