7 Jul 2014

Brazil appeal against ban

5:50 am on 7 July 2014

Brazil have lodged an appeal against the yellow card for their captain Thiago Silva which could keep hm out of tomorrow's World Cup semi-final against Germany.

Silva was booked in the quarter-final win over Colombia for blocking keeper David Ospina as he was taking a kick, and his second yellow card of the tournament meant an automatic suspension.

FIFA now wipes all existing yellow cards from this stage of the tournament, meaning players booked in the semi-finals are not suspended for the final unless they are sent off.