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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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  1. Goodnight

    Brazil

    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!

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

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    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.

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    Brazil 2-1 Venezuela

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

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    Brazil 2-1 Venezuela

    Into the mixer but Brazil keeper Jefferson collects with aplomb.

  7. 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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  9. Post update

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. GOAL

    Brazil 2-1 Venezuela - Miku

    Miku scores

    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.

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. Post update

    Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

    Final 10. Brazil looking home and hosed.

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. 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.

  17. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    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!

  18. Post update

    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.

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    Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

    Richard Padula, BBC World Service in Santiago

    Brazil coach Dunga

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

  20. Post update

    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.

  21. 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.

  22. Post update

    Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

    Willian in action for Brazil

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  25. Post update

    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.

  26. Picture of the goal

    Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

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

    Roberto Firmino
  27. Post update

    Brazil 2-0 Venezuela

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

  28. Post update

    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.

  29. GOAL

    Brazil 2-0 Venezuela - Firmino

    Roberto Firmino celebrates

    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.

  30. 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.

  31. Post update

    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.

  32. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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

    Steve Ogrizovic
  33. Post update

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

  34. Post update

    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.

  35. KICK-OFF

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Let's see what Venezuela have got.

  36. 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.

  37. Post update

    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."

  38. Post update

    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
  39. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    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.

  40. HALF-TIME

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

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

  41. Post update

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Richard Padula, BBC World Service in Santiago

    Willian

    "Just paid 2000 pesos (£2) for two very sweet black coffees. Hopefully will help keep us awake because it isn't too exciting on the pitch.

    "The coffee in Chile has been quite disappointing. Expected more from a South American country."

  42. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

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

    Srihari: Considering the staggering lack of quality central defenders at the moment I would love to see the calm and composed Cannavaro #bbcfootball

    Richie Hampshire: Imagine Georgie Best in today's game.

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    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Better from Venezuela as Gabriel Cichero puts in an awkward cross from the left which the keeper is in two minds about and the ball eventually goes out of play while Salomon Rondon stands wondering whether he should have gambled on the tap-in.

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    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Venezuela have given the ball away an awful lot and Brazil should do better when they win possession in the final third but an aimless ball from the left is headed clear.

  45. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

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

    Christopher Smyth: Without a doubt, Scholesy - the heartbeat of a great United midfield.

    Andrew Sharp: Got to be Gascoigne hasn't it??!!

  46. Post update

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    A Venezuela fan catches my eye as he marches up and down the stadium steps with his country's flag on display in front of him. I think he's now being told to sit down...

  47. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

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

    Dafydd Wood: The criminally under appreciated John Charles. With him up front the current Wales side could win the Euros, an all time great.

    Conor O'Carroll: In their prime? For one game? Keegan-era Faustino Asprilla. No question.

  48. Post update

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Venezuela just don't look like breaking Brazil down, which will please Colombia who will progress with the Selecao if the score stays the same.

    Instead it's Brazil pouring forward and Willian forces a save from a tight angle after a good run from Robinho.

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    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Richard Padula, BBC World Service in Santiago

    "A rather flat atmosphere here, with Brazil looking relatively comfortable. Like at the Argentina v Jamaica game last night, the crowd seem to pick up only when the home Chile fans make themselves heard."

  50. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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

    Matt Albans: I'd take George Best back for a week at his best, but he'd need to be on Facebook & Twitter and would miss training for Miss World!

    Ell: Thierry Henry in those invincible years - he was incredible!

  51. Post update

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    A nice ball through to Philippe Coutinho, who is flagged offside - which is probably a relief for the Liverpool man who made a real mess of collecting the sliderule pass.

  52. What's it like to watch football in Chile?

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Richard Padula, BBC World Service in Santiago

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    "No clocks in the ground, so have to guess how long they've been playing! And no replays on the big screen. Even by South American standards the organisation has been chaotic and last minute. Back in Santiago there doesn't seem much in terms of programme sellers, merchandise and food stalls outside the ground. Vina Del Mar seemed to better capture the tournament/festival feel."

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    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Willian is pulling the strings for Brazil, playing in the hole and bringing both flanks into play. He's too good for the Venezuelans who are struggling to pick him up.

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    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Brazil lose the ball and Venezuela try to break, but the Selecao still have more men back than their opponents have racing forward and the danger is swiftly snuffed out.

  55. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

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

    Paul Pollard: Would have to be Drogba. Unplayable at his best.

  56. Post update

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    A move to get Chelsea fans drooling. Willian picks up the ball on the right, switches play to Filipe Luis on the left whose rasping shot wins his side a corner. The resulting centre is cleared. Just about.

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    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    It's great to see fans of both countries sat together, with no apparent segregation.

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela
  58. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    So, if you could bring back one player from history for one game (at his peak) who would it be? Here are some of the answers...

    Greg Randles: Without doubt it would be Mr Cantona! How we (Manchester United) could have done with the king at times last season.

    Andrew Johnston: Pele, Ronaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho...Robinho wouldn't even get near my bench in a Brazil all time XI. Sorry.

  59. Picture of the goal

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Where's the defending for the goal? What's the keeper doing?

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela
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    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Brazil are also letting the Venezuelan defence press up to the centre circle. They'll be looking to pick them off on the counter as the game progresses.

  61. Post update

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Brazil's pressing game is in good nick tonight. There appears no sign of them sitting in for a draw. They're bang up for this.

  62. Post update

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    This Robinho lad looks alright... he steers a shot just over the bar from the edge of the area. Would have had the scouts flocking to watch him if that'd gone in...

  63. Post update

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Venezuela only need a point to go through, but there's a sudden urgency about them since that goal. They are zipping the ball about but without much luck as Brazil press them back.

  64. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    iwuamadichigemezu: The leader is back. Thiago Silva.

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    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela

    Brazil are clearly targeting the Venezuela left flank and their opening goal came from a corner on that side, won when the second of two attempted crosses was put behind. Credit to Brazil boss Dunga.

  66. GOAL

    Brazil 1-0 Venezuela - Thiago Silva

    Thiago Silva celebrates

    That's nice. Very nice.

    A corner comes in and Thiago Silva sidefoots a volley home from 12 yards out. No stopping it... but where was the marking? Non-existent!

  67. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brazil 0-0 Venezuela

    You say it in jest, Andrew... but if you could bring back one player from history for one game (at his peak) who would it be?

  68. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brazil 0-0 Venezuela

    Andrew Johnston: Robinho starts up front and hasn't scored a competitive goal for Brazil since 2010. Past it. Ronaldo due a call up soon too?

  69. Post update

    Brazil 0-0 Venezuela

    A cross from deep but Venezuela defender Andres Tunez can't get his header on target. Brazil yet to hit their straps.

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    Brazil 0-0 Venezuela

    Copa America selfie.

    Brazil 0-0 Venezuela
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    Brazil 0-0 Venezuela

    I've seen better pitches than the one which the two teams are playing on tonight. It's lush, green and very uneven. Not conducive to slick, passing football.

  72. Post update

    Brazil 0-0 Venezuela

    No real pattern to the play yet. Both sides lumping the ball back and forth. Dani Alves gets in a decent position to cross the ball on the right but gives it away to the first man. Poor.

  73. Post update

    Brazil 0-0 Venezuela

    Richard Padula, BBC Sport World Service in Chile

    "Weather update: Cloudy. Can just about make out the Andes in the distance. But a lot warmer than it has been for previous games."

  74. Post update

    Brazil 0-0 Venezuela

    Neymar is in the stands, wearing a hat and watching on anxiously. Will Brazil get through? Will Neymar be able to play a part if they do?

  75. KICK-OFF

    Brazil 0-0 Venezuela

    This guy's ready. Are you? Let's go.

    Brazil 0-0 Venezuela
  76. Post update

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    Richard Padula, BBC Sport World Service in Chile

    "A surprisingly muted rendition of the Brazilian national anthem. Perhaps the fans are too tense to sing along?"

  77. LINE-UPS

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    Brazil: Jefferson; Alves, Silva, Miranda, Luís; Fernandinho, Elias; Willian, Coutinho; Firmino, Robinho.

    Venezuela: Baroja; Rosales, Vizcarrondo, Tunez, Cichero; Rincón, Manuel Se; Guerra, Vargas, Arango; Rondon.

  78. Post update

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    I believe it's around 19 degrees Celcius in Santiago at the moment. It looks a bit parky to me.

  79. Post update

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    Plenty of passion for the Venezuelan national anthem. Fans stand with their hands on their heart and the players, to a man, belt it out. Good to see. It's called Gloria al Bravo Pueblo (Glory to the brave people) in case you were wondering. What? You knew that already?

  80. Post update

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    BBC World Service's Richard Padula is at the game tonight: "Very cheesy music being played as the players come on the pitch. Like a 1970s quiz show theme song."

  81. Post update

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    Here come the two teams - Brazil with a fella called Robinho in their ranks. Remember him? What a transfer deadline day that was, Manchester City fans.

  82. Post update

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    This is the seventh time these two teams have met in the Copa, and Venezuela have never beaten Brazil in the tournament proper. In 1999, they were hammered 7-0 - Ronaldo scored twice that night, while Emerson, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho were also on the scoresheet. No disgrace there then.

  83. 'Without Neymar, we can beat Brazil'

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    Fulham fans hoping to see Fernando Amorebieta in action tonight won't get their wish - he's suspended after being sent off for stamping on a Peru player last time out.

    Speaking ahead of the game, his coach Noel Sanvicente said: "We knew that this group was quite difficult, but we must move fast from the defeat because it is Brazil. We're going with a defeat, but we have the match against a favourite and that motivates us.

    "We know what Brazil are, and without Neymar, we have the team to win."

  84. 'We are Brazil'

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    Miranda is captaining Brazil tonight, and he is wary of the threat posed by Venezuela who beat Colombia in their tournament opener but lost to Peru in their last game.

    "Venezuela are a good, strong team, who score quite a few goals and play on the counter-attack," Miranda said. "We will have to be focused as it will be a difficult and tough game.

    "They have experienced players who have played in Europe. But we are Brazil, we have to show that and play to win."

  85. Will Brazil appeal?

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    Neymar & Dunga

    It's fair to say opinion is split as to whether Neymar deserves to be banned for the rest of the tournament after his clash with Colombia players at the final whistle of Brazil's last game.

    On the prospect of a potential appeal, Brazil coach Dunga said: "Legal experts will respond to all the action taken against Neymar.

    "We don't want anything in our favour, we don't want anything against us, we just want it to be balanced."

  86. The boys are in town

  87. How it stands

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    Hosts Chile are through. Uruguay are through. Argentina are through.

    Here's the lay of the land in Brazil's group, after Colombia and Peru shared the points in a goalless draw earlier.

    Basically, both teams progress with a draw and Colombia will be eliminated. Should be gung-ho then!

    Brazil
  88. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

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    Following the game tonight? Perhaps you're in Santiago? Maybe you're in your shed in Stoke?

    Wherever you are, let's be hearing from you. There's only one rule here: it has to be loosely football related and we keep it clean and friendly.

    You can tweet us, using #bbcfootball, send a text with your name on to 81111 or post to the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  89. Not twice in one night?

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    Australia

    One Brazilian side has already suffered surprising tournament heartache tonight, with the ladies being knocked out of the Women's World Cup by Australia. Missed it? Don't worry, there's highlights here.

    Lightning won't strike twice, will it?

  90. Post update

    Brazil v Venezuela (22:30 BST)

    We're almost ready for the knockout stages in Chile. But first we need to see if Brazil are going to get there.

    Beat Venezuela tonight and they're waltzing through. Lose and it's curtains.

    It could get hairy for David and the boys.

    David Luiz
  91. Welcome!

    Neymar

    No Neymar. No party.

    Nope... sorry. That's Zlatan.

    The Copa America party is still going on in Chile. And it's getting good.