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Brazil launch Silva bid as semis loom

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RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil stoked controversy ahead of the World Cup semi-finals Sunday by urging FIFA to scrap the suspension ruling captain Thiago Silva out of the host nation's clash with Germany. 

Brazil's captain Thiago Silva (centre) receives a yellow card during the World Cup quarter-final against Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza, on July 4, 2014

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said it wanted FIFA to rescind the yellow card awarded against Silva during Friday's bruising quarter-final win over Colombia.

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