At the age of 22, James Rodríguez has written his name in the history of Colombian football. Colombia’s number 10 scored twice – one of them possibly the goal of the tournament so far - and was the name of the game as they beat Uruguay 2-0 this Saturday (28.06). Rodríguez's virtuoso display was watched by 73,804 people at the Maracanã. The Colombian got on the score sheet five times and is the tournament’s top scorer so far.
Colombia is taking part in the World Cup for the fifth time and had never got past the round of 16. Their best campaign had been in Italy 1990. In addition, this is their first World Cup since France 1998. Uruguay’s elimination came in their 50th match at World Cups and at the same stage where they won their second title, beating Brazil in the 1950 final.
Colombia will play hosts Brazil in the quarter-final. The match will be held at 05:00pm next Friday (04.07) at the Castelão Arena.