World Cup quarter-finals: 3 things you missed

If you were caught away from your TV, computer or smartphone and want to know what you missed at the FIFA World Cup on Friday, here are three things you need to know.
Neymar's injury was the biggest thing to happen on Friday at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. (Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

The first day of quarter-final action at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil had plenty of drama. If you were caught away from your TV, computer or smartphone and want to know what you missed, here are three things you need to know:

1. Neymar out

Undoubtedly the biggest news of the day involves the lower back of Brazil's Neymar. He took a dangerous-looking knee in his tailbone area from Colombia's Juan Camillo Zuniga​ late in the match. Brazil ended up winning 2-1 but lost Neymar for the rest of the tournament with a factured vertebra in his back.

2. Rodriguez exits

The World Cup's leading scorer and perhaps most exciting player is now packing his bags. Colombia's James Rodriguez scored his team's only goal in its 2-1 loss to Brazil. It came on a penalty kick in the 80th minute.

3. Early goals

If you tuned in late to the France-Germany you missed critical turning point. Mats Hummels's goal in the 13th minute gave Germany a 1-0 lead over France and completely turned the game in the German's favour.

Hummels missed the team's last match with the flu.


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