|4 July 2014||France 0-1 Germany||
Germany got to the World Cup semi-final when they beat France.
Hummels scored with a header after 12 minutes.
France were favourites but Germany were the better team and deserved to win.
They play Brazil in the semi-final.
favourites - people thought they would win.
deserved - They were better and it would have been unfair if they lost.
|4 July 2014||Brazil 2-1 Colombia||
Brazil beat Colombia in a tense game.
Brazil captain Silva scored in the first half and Luiz scored with a sensational free kick in the second half.
Rodríguez got a penalty later on but Brazil hung on to win.
Neymar was carried off with a broken vertebra. He will miss the rest of the World Cup.
Brazil will play Germany in the semi-final.
tense - very exciting and scary.
sensational - very good.
hung on - managed to stop Colombia from scoring.
vertebra - a bone in the back.
|5 July 2014||Argentina 1-0 Belgium||
Belgium were not as good as they have been and they lost by a single goal after eight minutes.
Higuain scored with a tremendous shot.
Argentina play Netherlands in the semi final.
tremendous - very good. amazing
|5 July 2014||
Netherlands 0-0 Costa Rica
Netherlands won 4-3
Netherlands' Tim Krul was the hero as he saved two penalties. His team has gone through to the semi-final.
The score was nil-nil after 120 minutes but just before the end, Netherlands brought on Krul.
He had been practicing penalties for days and he made two good saves.
practicing - trying to be better and better.