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Summary

  1. Miku missed late chance to equalise
  2. FT: Colombia 0-0 Peru
  3. Brazil, Peru & Colombia go through
  4. Brazi play Paraguay on Saturday

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight

Brazil
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Plenty to look forward to then, with a potential Brazil versus Argentina semi-final on 30 June. Thanks for your company tonight - you've been good. I'm off for some kip.

Night!

Copa America quarter-finals

Brazil will now play Paraguay in the next round. The full line-up is:

June 24: Chile v Uruguay (00:30 BST, 25 June)

June 25: Bolivia v Peru (00:30 BST, 26 June)

June 26: Argentina v Colombia (00:30 BST, 27 June)

June 27: Brazil v Paraguay (22:30 BST)

FULL-TIME

Brazil 2-1 Venezuela

Brazil are through by the skin of their teeth. Venezuela are out.

Peru and Colombia also progress to the final eight.

Brazil 2-1 Venezuela

How has he missed that? Miku is a hair's width away from heading home a flashing cross from the left. Nearly a leveller. He mis-timed his jump.

Brazil 2-1 Venezuela

Brazil win a free-kick and take their time to launch it forward. 120 seconds left.

Brazil 2-1 Venezuela

Into the mixer but Brazil keeper Jefferson collects with aplomb.

INJURY TIME

Brazil 2-1 Venezuela

Into the last seconds of normal time and Dani Alves flashes a shot wide. Four minutes to be added on.

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#bbcfootball How has David Luiz not headed that clear? Surely he's got enough hair to get in the way of that free kick if he's in the wall..

Brazil 2-1 Venezuela

Venezuela desperately try and push forward but Brazil are holding firm for now and are awarded a free-kick deep into the opposition half. It comes to nothing.

A little reminder

Brazil 2-1 Venezuela

The permutations?

Brazil win - Brazil through, Venezuela out.

Draw - Both teams through & Colombia out.

Venezuela win - Venezuela through, Brazil out.

GOAL

Brazil 2-1 Venezuela - Miku

Miku scores
AP

That makes things interesting. Venezuela skipper Juan Arango curls in a free-kick from 25 yards which is parried on to the post and it rebounds straight into the path of a diving Miku who heads home the equaliser.

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

Manchester City midfielder Fernandino has had a decent game for Brazil tonight - constantly breaking up attacks and laying the platform for Willian to have free rein.

ACROBATIC EFFORT

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

David Luiz brings a save out of Alain Baroja with a powerful overhead kick. Good passion when he curses the save, too.

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

Final 10. Brazil looking home and hosed.

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

Venezuela have the urgency of a team who are two minutes away from going out of the cup. They've got a little longer than that, but goalkeeper Alain Baroja shows panic when he pushes up to outside his area and just boots the ball up field.

SUBSTITUTION

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

Robinho's time is up - he's given the hook by coach Dunga who can't have seen much tonight to think he'll fill the void left by Neymar's suspension.

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Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

If you could bring back one player from history, who would it be?

Tariq Hussain: Ledley King. Robbed of a glittering career through injury. Certain 100-capper if his knees could've held him up!

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

Cesar Gonzalez hasn't given up this one yet. He tries his luck with some nifty footwork in the penalty area but he is crowded out.

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

Richard Padula, BBC World Service in Santiago

Brazil coach Dunga
AFP

"Dunga watch: the Brazil coach has stopped nervously pacing his technical area. Hands in pockets, looking very calm and relaxed now."

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

One day in the future, somebody will look back on the history of football and wonder how Jose Mourinho managed to sign Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa for £1m less than he sold David Luiz.

SUBSTITUTION

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

Brazil bring on David Luiz and Diego Tardelli for Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho, who has had a quiet game by his standards.

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

Willian in action for Brazil
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Willian is in cruise control out there. He's the best player on the pitch and he's only in second gear. He's doing that thing which all great players do when the game's up - just constantly trying to tee up team-mates for a pop at goal.

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

Brazil manager Dunga bellows instructions to his team. He's not thinking about the quarters just yet, but it'd need three goals for Venezuela to dump his side out. Unlikely.

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

When your tournament future is on the line, you've got to do better than Roberto Rosales who lazily swings a cross in from the right which ends up being picked up by the full-back on the opposite flank.

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

So, it looks like Brazil will win Group C. If the score remains the same, they will meet Paraguay in the last eight on Saturday.

Picture of the goal

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

The keeper had no chance - Roberto Firmino struck it beautifully.

Roberto Firmino
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Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

Venezuela are down but not out - Juan Arango's dipping free-kick being tipped over the bar.

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

Willian is bossing this game now - he's head and shoulders above everyone else on the field. Only his own poor pass prevents another bright run into the box turning into something more substantial.

GOAL

Brazil 2-0 Venezuela - Firmino

Roberto Firmino celebrates
Reuters

Game, set and match. Surely.

Willian picks up the ball from Chelsea team-mate Filipe Luis and beats his marker down the left, like Peter Beagrie in his pomp, and crosses for Roberto Firmino to steer home.

GREAT SAVE!

Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

What a fine save that is from Alain Baroja to keep out Thiago Silva's header. Low, down to his left. It was Ogrizovic-esque.

Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

Venezuela look like they're going to give it a good go in the second half, but that has opened up the game and suddenly Brazil have a vibrancy about their play.

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Dan Langan: For me it could only be Steve Ogrizovic. He had everything from bravery to skill to looks.

Steve Ogrizovic
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Right... when I asked which player from history you'd like to bring back for one game, I didn't expect the next tweet...

Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

Brazil attack from the off and Philippe Coutinho stabs the ball just wide from 12 yards out. That would have been that.

KICK-OFF

Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

Let's see what Venezuela have got.

What's at stake?

HT: Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

The permutations?

Brazil win - Brazil through, Venezuela out.

Draw - Both teams through.

Venezuela win - Venezuela through, Brazil out.

Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

Richard Padula, BBC World Service in Santiago

"Jamaica's Wes Morgan and Jobi McAnuff both told me last night that they thought Chile would win the tournament. Seen little from any other teams to disagree."

Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

Not strictly football, but these are images from Santiago today where smog levels have reached "critical levels of pollution" in some parts of the Chilean capital.

Santiago
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Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

The debate rages on over which one player from history you would bring back for one game (at his peak)...

Jonathan Stevens: Alan Shearer! Haven't seen a better finisher. From a Sunderland fan (or am I...)

Kristofer McCormack: The one and only Zinedine Zidane. I don't see why I would need an explanation to why.

Umesh Mani: Steven Gerrard back in his prime. 2005. Captain. Leader. Legend.

HALF-TIME

Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

Brazil cruising into the last eight of the Copa. Venezuela heading home.