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FORTALEZA Brazil (Reuters) - A stunning free kick from Brazil’s David Luiz sealed a 2-1 win over Colombia in a bruising World Cup quarter-final on Friday but the hosts will next face Germany without their talisman Neymar.

Brazil’s victory came at a heavy price as their leading scorer was carried off in agony with a fractured vertebra late in the game and he will not play again in this World Cup.

“It’s not serious in the sense that it doesn’t need surgery, but he’ll need to immobilize it to recover, Brazilian team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told a local television channel.

“Unfortunately, he’s not going to be able to play (against Germany),” he said, adding that he expected the recovery period to take weeks.