Luiz ready for Germany

David Luiz is relishing the prospect of playing Germany after Brazil booked their place in the World Cup semi-finals.

A 2-1 win ensured the hosts will face Joachim Low’s side, who dispatched France earlier on Friday.

Luiz netted Brazil’s second goal with a long-range free-kick but will be without centre-back partner Thiago Silva, scorer of the first goal, who is suspended for the next match.

There is also a doubt over Neymar, who was stretchered off in the final minutes of the match and transferred to a local hospital.

Luiz spoke to reporters after the final whistle and paid tribute to Colombia but said Brazil deserved to progress.

“It was a great game. Colombia had an excellent World Cup and they probably would’ve gone further if they hadn’t come up against Brazil,” he said.

“However, today we looked for the goal and were great in every moment of the match.

“It’ll be a classic fixture with Germany and very tough. We must continue to play like this, trying to score goals.”

The Paris Saint-Germain defender added that the victory belongs to all of Brazil’s supporters and suggested the squad are fulfilling their destiny.

“I want to thank everyone, because I knew that one day everything that is happening now would come true,” he concluded.

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