LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Brazil had to rally Saturday and then took advantage of an expulsion for the other side to down Honduras 3-2 and reach the Olympic soccer semifinals.
Japan, Mexico and South Korea also advanced with two of those games going into extra time and one of them eventually reaching a shootout.
Wilmer Cristanto was sent off for Honduras in the 33rd minute with his team holding a 1-0 lead.
Even after Brazil tied it, Roger Espinoza scored for Honduras to create the possibility of a huge upset.
Goals by Neymar and Damiao, however, brought Brazil the victory -- Damiano's goal coming in the 60th minute. It was his fourth goal of the tournament.
Brazil will meet South Korea in the semifinals Tuesday. The Koreans won a 5-4 penalty kick shootout against Great Britain after they finished regulation and overtime tied at 1-1.
Japan cruised past Egypt 3-0 to set up a semifinal matchup with Mexico, which scored twice in overtime to defeat Senegal 4-2.
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