The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Sunday called on FIFA to rescind a yellow card ban set to keep skipper Thiago Silva out of Tuesday's World Cup semi-final against Germany. (Injured Neymar says World Cup dream 'stolen')
The organization said it was urging FIFA's disciplinary commission "to annul the yellow card unjustly shown" to Silva in their quarter-final win over Colombia.
The CBF also demanded football's governing body investigate the "violent challenge" of Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga, whose knee-in-the-back tackle on Neymar saw Brazil's starlet stretched off with a fractured vertebrae. (No Neymar, no party for Brazil)