Brazil settles for 1-1 draw with Colombia

RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Published:

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AP) -- Neymar scored a goal but missed a late penalty kick as Brazil had to settle for a disappointing 1-1 draw against Colombia in a friendly on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old Brazilian star got the equalizer for Brazil in the 64th minute by using his quick feet to get around a defender.

But after Pablo Armero pulled down Daniel Alves in the penalty area in the 81st, Neymar sent his penalty kick about 15 yards over the crossbar and into the stands.

Juan Cuadrado scored in the 44th to give Colombia the early lead.

No. 13 Brazil, ranked five spots below Colombia, never took the lead against a team it hasn't lost to in 21 years. The Brazilians have 15 wins, two losses and eight draws against the Colombians overall.