LOOK: The best photos from the World Cup, Vol. IV

Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga ends Neymar's World Cup and fractures his vertebra in the process. Far right, Marcelo shouts for help. (Odd Andersen/Getty Images)


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We've reached the semifinals of the biggest sporting event in the world. Nearly a month into the World Cup, here are the latest shots that stood out from around Brazil.

All photos below are courtesy of Getty Images, except where otherwise noted.

The United States, pre-match.  . (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Colombian Prime. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Captain Sadness. After watching Team USA fall 2-1, this fan dressed as Captain America sat and reassured himself that the costume was worth it. (Laurence Griffiths)

Beat ya: Germany's Mats Hummels boots it past France's Hugo Lloris on Friday. (Matthias Hangst)

The faces soccer makes you make. Algeria's Islam Slimani (left) fights for the ball with Germany's Benedikt Hoewedes. (Tim Groothuis/USATSI)

Neymar goes down and reacts after being fouled by Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga. (Fabrizio Bensch)

Neymar reacts in pain while being taken out on a stretcher. He had a broken back as this happened. (Odd Andersen)

Here, Colombian phenom James Rodriguez takes a penalty kick AND OH GOD WHAT IS THAT ON HIS SHOULDER. (Fabrici Coffrini)

Confirmed: James has a grasshoppermonster the size of his bicep on his bicep. (Fabrici Coffrini)

Neymar signals to onlookers as he's taken by chopper from Terespolis to Guaruya. (Tasso Marcelo)

Tim Howard gets a paw on the ball against Belgium. Howard played hoops in high school. (Kevin C. Cox)

Brazil's David Luiz congratulates and consoles Colombia's James Rodriguez after the 2-1 semifinal ending in favor of the host nation. (Michael Steele)

Lionel Messi in a mess of Belgium defenders. (Jamie Squire)

Dutch keeper Tim Krul gets mobbed after he and his team go on to the semifinals. (Jamie McDonald)

Belgium's Marouane Fellaini meets Matt Besler and Jermaine Jones on the second floor. (Robert Cianflone)

Teddy Goalsevelt, thank you for everything. So distinguished. (Martin Bureau)

USA-Belgium, pre-match. (Lars Baron/FIFA)

Dirty pool. Algeria's Yacine Brahimi gets a tug from Germany's Philipp Lahm. (Jamie Squire)

Angel di Maria of Argentina celebrates after scoring against Switzerland. Notice the jersey actually reflects the date of the game. (Julian Finney)

The Netherlands defeats Costa Rica in PKs. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Belgium's Jan Vertonghen gets foot on ball before USA's DeAndre Yedlin can head it away. (Mark J. Rebilas/USATSI)

Neymar's golden shoes. Here, lining up for a corner kick. (Robert Cianflone)

Belgium's Eden Hazard gets a head on the ball. (Mark J. Rebilas/USATSI)

The Colombian national team returns home to a heroes' welcome. Wow. (Guillermo Legaria)
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