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Brazil vs Chile
Colombia vs Uruguay
Estádio do Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro
Game 49: Brazil-Chile
It's the 68th meeting between the not-quite-neighbors, with Brazil taking 48 wins to Chile's 7, winning 10 of the last 12. Brazil's expected to trot out most of the usual eleven, with Fernandinho stepping in for Paulinho. Chile doesn't appear to have any changes in store, unless you consider Arturo Vidal returning to the lineup after missing the loss to the Dutch a "change". It's going to be a tough task for Chile, but they did take Spain out so they've got the ability to win. Well, you know, except for that home-field advantage the Seleção happen to have. We return to bringing you SB Nation's match previews, with Jack Sargeant on the case.
Game 50: Colombia-Uruguay
Uruguay has won 18 of the 38 meetings between the two nations, while Colombia has taken 11, and Uruguay was the last team to hand the Colombians a loss (last September). Of course, there's one major factor in this match: the absence of Luis Suarez. Without Suarez, Uruguay was pummeled by Costa Rica in their opening game of the tournament, so their prospects today are grim. Diego Forlán or Gastón Ramírez will step in for Suarez. Colombia's well-rested, having sat several starters in their final group stage match... and they still rolled over Japan. Consensus has Colombia running with the lineup that got them their first two wins, though it's possible Jackson Martinez will replace Teófilo Gutiérrez. Although Uruguay isn't a horrible squad without Suarez, they're not a great one. Right now, Colombia is, led by one of the brightest rising stars of the tournament in James Rodriguez. Expect them to advance. Again, it's Jack Sargeant with SB Nation's match preview.
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