Luis Suarez has been given a hero's greeting back home in Montevideo. The ban from FIFA has been described as disproportionate by some and lenient by others. Will the attention serve to solidify or distract their team against Colombia though?
A selfie worth a million, eh? Not a bad tourist to run into.
Secret to success? Wear a number 10 jersey. Simple. (Not for a certain Wayne though).
Brazil v Chile in just over an hour. Are you ready? We certainly aren't. Got our cups to fill. But this little guy certainly is raring to go:
Just 12 mins to kick-off. Some good news for the home fans:
Kick-off imminent. I wish I was at home enjoying this one. But who'd be bringing all the updates to you guys then, right?
Anyway, first knockout match of Brazil 2014. It's Brazil v Chile.
Ten minutes gone. Plenty of attacks on both goals. A little scare for Neymar too. But nothing separates the two sides just yet.
80 minutes to go....
Penalty shout turned down as Hulk, according to the entire Brazil bench and the entire nation, was fouled.
Brazil 0 - 0 Chile (14 mins)
Brazil are in front! What noise! David Luiz it is. The crowd has gone mental! Imagine the scenes on the Copacabana beach!
Brazil 1 - 0 Chile (18 mins)
We spoke of fans on the beach. He speaks on fans on the plane.
Silence. Except the little Chile support in the stands. That plane won't be wobbling now! Alexis Sanchez beats the diving keeper and into the corner.
Brazil 1 - 1 Chile (32 mins)
Some bad news for German fans. Forward Lukas Podolski will miss the World Cup second-round match against Algeria on Monday because of a leg injury, according to coach Joachim Loew.
Half-time: Brazil 1 - 1 Chile
All-square at the interval. Luiz putting the home side ahead and Sanchez slotting in the equaliser. Could we have extra time in the first knockout? Could it go to penalties?
We'll find out in an hour.
Some thoughts coming in from the fans..
Hulk! It's Hulk! Where did that come from? Nobody cares, the stadium has erupted once again! Brilliant control (hint of hand-ball?) and slots it past the keeper.
Brazil 2 - 1 Chile (54 mins)
Hulk's effort has been disallowed. We're still at 1-1.
Reactions on the disallowed goal by Lee Wellings, our man in Brazil:
90 mins. Brazil 1 - 1 Chile
Extra time is upon us. We love football, right? Can't get enough of it!
It's back on. Thirty minutes more of Brazil v Chile. At least.
Uruguay match still far, far away. But the fans can't get enough of Luis Suarez:
Sanchez shoots wide off a free-kick and the whistle goes. First half of extra-time gone and it's still Brazil 1 - 1 Chile.
Fifteen minutes away from a penalty shootout. Tense times..
Will we have the first penalty shootout at Brazil 2014? Ten minutes left.Plenty of fouls on show. It's all start-stop right now.
Brazil 1 - 1 Chile (111 mins)
It's time for penalties, my friends. Brazil 1 - 1 Chile at the end of extra-time. Very, very nervous last five minutes for both sides. And for the neutrals!
Keep your nails ready, guys. It could go either way. Prayers could come in handy from all corners..
Brazil O X O X O
Chile X X O O X
We're 30 minutes from kick-off. Yes, there is another game on tonight. It's Colombia v Uruguay. Can you handle the tension? Winner takes on Brazil in the quarters..
Players are out on the field. It's anthems time. Colombia topped their group, Uruguay came second behind Costa Rica. But that Uruguay had someone called Luis Suarez. Not tonight. Uruguay will have to do it without him.
The ball's rolling. Winner goes through and meets hosts Brazil.
It just doesn't get old...