Thiago Silva ban: Brazil lodge appeal against yellow card that has ruled captain out of Germany semi-final
Defender was booked in the quarter-final win over Colombia for blocking keeper David Ospina
Sunday 06 July 2014
Brazil have lodged an appeal against captain Thiago Silva's yellow card that will keep him out of Tuesday's World Cup semi-final against Germany, Fifa said on Sunday.
The defender was booked in the quarter-final win over Colombia for blocking keeper David Ospina as he was taking a kick, and as it was his second of the tournament he was automatically suspended.
"I can confirm we have received an appeal from the CBF and this is being analysed," said Fifa spokeswoman Delia Fischer.
Read more: Zuniga tackle branded 'evil and violent'
Can Brazil win the World Cup without Neymar?
Neymar ruled out of World Cup
Zuniga joins illustrious list of public enemies
Fifa now wipes all existing yellow cards from the slate from this stage of the tournament meaning players booked in the semi-finals are not suspended for the final unless they are sent off.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United can learn lessons from the transfer template of rivals Manchester City
Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea top the list of the Premier League's most expensive squads
Pavement The Forum, London
David De Gea, Peter Odemwingie and the 18 weirdest transfer deadline day stories
Arsenal transfer news: Gunners fans plan protest at the Emirates Stadium because of lack of transfer activity...no-one turns up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'