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    Brazil’s Neymar lies on the pitch after he was fouled and injured during Friday’s quarterfinal match against Colombia. Brazil won, but its star striker broke a vertebra and will miss the rest of the tournament. Manu Fernandez/The Associated Press

Posted: Friday, July 4, 2014 8:00 pm | Updated: 12:03 am, Sat Jul 5, 2014.

FORTALEZA, Brazil — It was an enormous win for Brazil, but it came at a gigantic cost.

Brazil on Friday powered to an impressive 2-1 quarterfinal victory over upstart Colombia at Estádio Castelão, setting off another round of raucous nationwide partying. But the noise and jubilation proved short-lived, as it was revealed after the game that Neymar — the country’s best player and biggest star — would miss the rest of the World Cup after injuring his back in the dying minutes of the hugely physical game.

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