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On Penalties, Brazil Pulls Off A Hard-Fought Win Against Chile

Brazil's forward Neymar celebrates after scoring during the penalty shootout after extra time in the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on Saturday. i i

Brazil's forward Neymar celebrates after scoring during the penalty shootout after extra time in the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on Saturday. Juan Mabromata /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's forward Neymar celebrates after scoring during the penalty shootout after extra time in the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.

Brazil's forward Neymar celebrates after scoring during the penalty shootout after extra time in the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.

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After more than 120 minutes of play, Brazil's World Cup run came down to penalty kicks on Saturday.

Remember, we've moved on to the knock-out round, so a win means a team moves on; a loss means they go home.

Like the game that preceded, the penalty shootout was heart-stopping and thrilling, with Brazilian goal keeper Julio Cesar stopping Chile's first two kicks, only to have Chile come back and tie the penalty kicks at 2-2.

In the final kick, Brazil's Neymar da Silva Santos pulled off a goal. Chile's Gonzalo Jara shot a missile that bounced off the goal post, away from the net.

With that, Brazil moves on to the quarterfinals and sends Chile packing.

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