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Colombia and Brazil through to Copa America quarter-finals after draw

The 1-1 draw between Colombia and Brazil at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California ensured that both nations progressed to the Copa America knockout stage.

Colombia had already clinched the top spot in Group D, but Brazil needed to avoid a loss to guarantee their ticket to the knockout stage.

A free kick for Brazil's Raphinha resulted in an early goal at the 12-minute mark, but it was matched by Colombia's Daniel Munoz in the dying moments of the first half to ensure a nervous second half for Dorival Junior's men.

The first half ended with fouls and yellow cards, including one for Jefferson Lerma of Colombia, which resulted in a yellow card suspension that will exclude him from the next match.

In total, the scorecard count for the first half alone reflected 17 fouls and four yellows.

The second half of the game proved far more lacklustre, with a scoreless end for both sides.

Another brilliant free-kick from Raphina almost brought the game back to life late, however, the winger could not find his target for Brazil.

Columbia then missed an opportunity to put the game to bed, with Rafael Borre shooting the ball well over the crossbar - even though he had the chance at an open goal and an easy tap-in.

Colombia will now face Panama on Sunday, while Brazil will take on Uruguay on the same day.

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