• Brazil have reached the quarter-finals in each of their last six World Cups, but haven’t gone further than this round since 2002.
  • Colombia have made the quarter-finals for the first time in their World Cup history.
  • This will be the first World Cup meeting between the two South American sides.
  • The last four games between Brazil and Colombia have ended in draws, with three of those finishing goalless.
  • In their last clash in New York which ended 1-1, Juan Cuadrado opened the scoring just before half-time, with Neymar equalising in the second half.
  • Colombia last beat Brazil at the Copa America in 1991, losing seven and drawing five since that encounter.
  • That defeat remains Brazil’s only competitive loss to Colombia, winning 13 of their competitive meetings (D6 L1).
  • Colombia have failed to score in nine of their last 12 games against Brazil.
  • The Selecao have scored eight goals so far in the tournament, as many as they managed to reach the quarter finals in 2010.
  • Brazil have lost just one of their last 16 World Cup games when they had scored first (W13 D2).
  • Los Cafeteros’ 11 goals is the best ever haul in a World Cup. They need three more to beat their combined total of goals from their previous four World Cup appearances (14).
  • James Rodriguez is looking to become the first player since Rivaldo in 2002 to score in the first five games of a World Cup.
  • Should Rodriguez score here, he would become the first player to score in his first five career World Cup appearance since Teofilo Cubillas (across the 1970 and 1978 tournaments).
  • The Monaco player has scored with five of seven shots on target the tournament so far.
  • Juan Cuadrado is the first player to provide four assists in a World Cup since Riquelme and Totti in 2006.
  • In Serie A 2013/14, Cuadrado managed just five assists in 32 games, just one more than he has already provided in this World Cup.
  • Fred has managed to register just four shots on target in the tournament, three of those coming against Cameroon.
  • Brazil have conceded in each of their last eight World Cup quarter-finals.