Brazil World Cup 2014 Schedule: Round of 16 Fixtures, Columbia’s Vs. Uruguay 2-0, Rodriguez Joins Famed Goal Scorers Neymar, Messi

Estadio do MaracanaRio De Janeiro (BRA)28 Jun 2014 – 17:00 Local time Round of 16 COLOMBIA URUGUAY FULL-TIME 2-0 JAMES 28′, 50′ Total Goals scored James RODRIGUEZ (COL) 28′ , James RODRIGUEZ (COL) 50′ 

Colombia will now encounter the Brazilians and host star Neymar, who will be a good match for James Rodriguez. What is most accurate about this match is that the absence of Suarez for a biting dispute created another superstar on the pitch. 

“I’d like to congratulate the whole of Colombia because they deserved this. It’s great to have a player like James Rodriguez, and his confidence was very high after our previous game,” Colombian coach Jose Pekerman, told media. 

Colombia 01 Ospina 18 Zuñiga 07 Armero Booked 08 Aguilar 02 Zapata 03 Yepes 11 Cuadrado (Guarín – 81′ ) 06 Sánchez 21 Martínez 09 Gutiérrez (Mejía – 68′ ) 10 Rodríguez (Ramos – 85′ ) 

Uruguay 01 Muslera 16 Maxi Pereira 06 Pereira (Ramírez – 53′ ) 22 Cáceres 03 Godín 13 Giménez Booked 20 González (Hernández – 67′ ) 17 Arévalo Rios 10 Forlán (Stuani – 53′ ) 21 Cavani 07 Rodríguez

Ref: Björn Kuipers Att: 73,804 

Match facts/ 

Source : BBC: 

James Rodriguez is the first player to score in the first four games of a World Cup since Brazil’s Ronaldo and Rivaldo in 2002. Rodriguez is also the first player to score in each of his first four World Cup games since Italy’s Christian Vieri in 1998. Colombia have reached the quarter-finals of a World Cup for the first time in their history. Colombia have now won as many games at World Cup 2014 (3) as in their previous 13 games in the competition. Colombia wideman Juan Cuadrado has now provided four assists at the 2014 World Cup – more than any other player. Cuadrado is the first player to reach four assists in one World Cup since Italy’s Francesco Totti and Argentina’s Juan Riquelme (also four) in 2006. 

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