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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time. Jack Sikma Jersey . Neymar, David Luiz and Marcelo scored in the shootout, and Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar saved two penalties before watching Gonzalo Jaras final attempt hit the post. "My teammates are giving me a lot of strength on the field so I give my best," Cesar said. "Were just three steps away and I hope to give another interview with Brazil partying." Brazil, which extended its 39-year unbeaten streak in home competitive matches to 61, will next face either Colombia or Uruguay in the quarterfinals. Neither team managed to score at the Mineirao Stadium after first-half goals from Luiz and Sanchez, but Brazil came close to an early exit when Mauricio Pinillas shot hit the crossbar in the final moments of extra time. Chile also had the best chance in the second half, when Cesars spectacular save on Charles Aranguizs shot kept the score even. Brazil has reached the quarterfinals of each World Cup since Argentina eliminated it in the second round in 1990. Getting knocked out at that stage in its own World Cup would have been a disaster. But the Brazilians overcame their nerves in the shootout, with Neymar scoring the final penalty after Cesar stopped spot kicks from Pinilla and Sanchez. When Jara hit the post, some of Brazils players celebrated wildly while others fell to the ground, exhausted and emotionally drained. Willian, who missed a penalty for Brazil, sobbed uncontrollably, as Fred helped him to his feet. As the crowd roared, the Brazilian players joined hands in a human chain. The Chileans stood still, staring into the ground, wiping the sweat off their faces. "We tried to give everything, we tried to fight for a dream, and we didnt achieve it," Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal said. "But we gave all our effort on the pitch." Calling it a "harsh" loss, Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli said he had been convinced his team would come out the winner. "Do you think I can be satisfied with the result?" Sampaoli said. "Weve played a hard 120 minutes even if everybody was against us in the stadium." Brazil went ahead in the 18th minute after Thiago Silva deflected Neymars corner kick toward the far post. Luiz was given the goal but replays showed Chile defender Gonzalo Jara may have touched the ball before it went in. Brazil lost the lead when it failed to cope with Chiles aggressive pressure in a throw-in situation deep inside Brazils half of the field. Eduardo Vargas intercepted Hulks pass and found Sanchez on the right side of the area. The Barcelona striker scored easily with a shot toward the far post. Neymar, Fred and Dani Alves had chances in the first half while a second-half goal from Hulk was disallowed when referee Howard Webb ruled he handled the ball. Chile has never beaten Brazil in Brazil but was hoping for another upset after eliminating defending champion Spain in the group stage. "We played the toughest opponents in the tournament, Spain, Holland, Brazil, and we never played like a team that was weaker than anyone else," said Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who blocked Hulks attempt in the shootout and watched Willians shot go wide. "The truth is that we are very sad because we could have won the match before, we should have taken advantage of some good chances," Bravo said. "We felt we could win and we didnt." Frank Mason III Jersey . Napoli hit two home runs, Jonny Gomes and prized rookie Xander Bogaerts also connected, and the Red Sox kept up their dizzying scoring spree at Yankee Stadium by bashing New York 13-9 Saturday for a fifth straight win. Stitched Bucks Jerseys .C. Lions signed cornerback Dante Marsh to a contract extension on Friay and released receiver Paris Jackson.PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles are replacing injured linebacker DeMeco Ryans with Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho. That still leaves a big hole.You dont replace the leadership, defensive co-ordinator Billy Davis said. You just dont. Leadership is something that is earned over time. DeMeco has got a lot of pelts on the wall and hes earned it. Hes just that kind of guy. So, youre not going to replace that part of him, but were going to have to replace him (on the field). Its the NFL, the next man has to step up.Ryans was lost for the season when he tore his Achilles tendon Sunday in a 31-21 victory at Houston. Its the second time in five years Ryans season has ended with an Achilles tear. He had the same injury while with the Texans in 2010.Matthews, the teams fourth-round pick in 2011 and Acho, who came in a trade with Cleveland last year, will split the duties in Davis base 3-4 defence.In base, either Matthews or Acho will play the Mike role that Ryans had and be responsible for making the defensive calls. When the team goes to its nickel or dime defences, Mychal Kendricks will move from his Will position to make the calls.We have tons of confidence in both Casey and Acho, Davis said. They can make the calls. They did it all through camp when DeMeco wasnt in, or we gave DeMeco a blow. Theyre both highly intelligent guys. Theyve got a great understanding of the scheme. Theyve both been here for two years and both have a lot of playing time to fall back on in the regular season. So, that part to it well be OK with.Its thhe part that is DeMeco, the man, and his individual leadership that youre not going to replace. Wholesale Bucks Jerseys. Matthews and Acho both got experience this season when Kendricks missed four games with a calf injury. In their limited time, Matthews has 24 tackles, one for a loss, with a half-sack, two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery. Acho has 18 tackles.Ryans had 65 tackles, three for a loss, to go with an interception and a fumble recovery.That helped, Matthews said about playing in place of Kendricks. Its a little different now, moving to the Mike and having to make the calls. You have to be more vocal out there.Matthews has played his best football of late and now has the final eight games of the regular season to show he belongs.It will be similar to when Mychal was out, Davis said. The neat part of our inside backers, really within the scheme, is they are kind of interchangeable. So, it will be a similar rotation to when Mychal was out. Well have Casey and Acho handling first and second down duties at the DeMeco spot. Theyll be fine.Matthews knows the role he has to fill. Hes as prepared as hes going to be.Im ready, Matthews said. I felt when Mychal was out, I got better every week. Well take it game by game, and hopefully get more comfortable as we go.Davis is confident as well.Weve got small boxes for everybody and thats kind of the way weve had success in replacing guys, Davis said. Dont ask any one person to do everything DeMeco did, ask a couple to do a small part and really master that small part. ' ' '
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