World Cup 2014: Brazil Look for 'Silva Lining', Argentina Eye Angel Di Maria Replacement

Brazil have appealed to FIFA to rescind captain Thiago Silva's suspension after he picked up a yellow card in the quarters clash vs Colombia. Argentina, meanwhile, look for a replacement for Angel Di Maria who was injured in the last eight match vs Belgium.

updated: July 07, 2014 17:04 IST
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Thiago Silva is set to miss Brazil's semi-final clash vs Germany due to suspension


Hosts Brazil are waiting anxiously to see whether FIFA will rescind the suspension of their captain Thiago Silva for Tuesday's semi-final with Germany while Argentina must make up for the sizeable absence of Angel di Maria for their clash with the Dutch.

If Brazil's appeal against Silva's booking in the bruising quarter-final with Colombia -- which saw Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez get particularly rough treatment which went unpunished -- is successful his return would compensate a little for the absence through injury of their star player Neymar. (Brazil may excel without Neymar, says Schweinsteiger)

The card against Silva was "unjustly shown" and the defender should therefore be allowed to face the Germans in Belo Horizonte, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a statement. (One hand on trophy, big Phil dreams big for hosts Brazil)

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