Algeria's FIFA World Cup team returned home to a hero's welcome after their historic progress to the knockout stages was ended by Germany in extra time.
Brazil forward Neymar has insisted that he is happy for Brazil to win ugly as long as it gets them past Colombia in Friday's FIFA World Cup quarter-final in Fortaleza.
Colombia's Argentinian head coach Jose Pekerman has the chance to banish the ghosts of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and repay his own country by knocking out hosts Brazil on Friday.
It was only after their hard-fought victory over a resilient United States side on Tuesday that Belgium's players admitted that their group-stage displays had left a lot to be desired.
From the sands of the Copacabana to the rooftop of the Hotel Pestana, the Grand Finalists had an unforgettable start in Rio de Janeiro, culminating in the group stage draw.
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