Brazil World Cup 2014 Results: Colombia Thrashes Japan 4 – 1! Samurai Blue World Cup Conquest Ended

Columbia thrashes Japan as they win 4 ­ 1 at Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba Tuesday, eliminating the

Samurai Blue and moving on to the next round of the World Cup.

Japan, along with Ivory Coast, have been eliminated under Group C.

Colombia takes an early lead in the first half of the match as Juan Guillermo Cuadrado scored a

point through a penalty kick on the 17th ­ minute mark.

However, Japan manages to equalize the game just before the end of the first half after Shinji

Okazaki attacks with a header through a cross by Keisuke Honda on the 45th ­ minute mark.

Colombia successively scored all throughout the second half of the match, outscoring the

Japanese. Jackson Martinez nets another goal on the 55th ­ minute mark with a left­footed shot

thanks to an assisst by James Rodriguez.

Martinez lands another goal on the 82nd ­ minute mark as he attacks with a left­footed shot from a

fast break followed by James Rodriguez.

Columbia concludes the match with another goal as James Rodriguez nets a left­footed shot from

a through ball by Adrian Ramos.

Jose Pekerman commends Rodriguez’ play in the match at BBC Sports: “I think what James

Rodriguez has done today simply demonstrates what we expected from him.

He further adds: “From the beginning of this World Cup, he has shown that he is very well

physically, is fit and that we can expect a lot from him.”

With Japan’s elimination, Colombia moves on to the next round of the tournament as they face

Uruguay, who defeated Italy 1 ­ 0, at Estadio do Macarna in Rio De Janeiro on June 28, Saturday. 

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