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FIFA World Cup: Brazil shoot their way into quarters

Keeper Julio Caesar celebrates with with teammates after saving the decisive penalty by Gonzalo Jara. Fans in the Estadio Mineirao were ecstatic as the home team made it through to the quarters. (Source: Reuters)  Brazilian keeper Julio Caesar celebrates with with teammates after saving the decisive penalty by Gonzalo Jara. (Source: Reuters)
Reuters | Belo Horizonte | Posted: June 29, 2014 1:16 am

with one wrong pass proving costly.

Chile, running on empty in extra time, almost snatched a dramatic last-minute winner when Mauricio Pinilla rattled the crossbar with a tremendous shot.

David Luiz, Marcelo and Neymar converted their penalties for Brazil in the shootout and although Willian missed the target and Hulk’s effort was saved, Cesar denied Pinilla and Sanchez and when Jara sent his effort against the inside of the post the stadium erupted in celebration.

“It’s at time like this you get your support from friends and team mates and thanks to Julio who made great saves,” Hulk said.

“We ran till the end, God willing we will go to the end and make the final. We suffered but we made it. We knew this would be a very hard game, it went to extra time but even with cramps we ran till the end.”

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