COLOMBIA NEWS – Two goals from James Rodriguez gave Colombia a 2-0 win over Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro this afternoon, and sent Colombia into the quarterfinals for the first time.
James, opened the scoring with a fantastic chest, turn and volley move from 25 yards in the 28th minute.
After the goal, the Colombians continued to struggled against Uruguay’s defense.
Five minutes into the second half, James assured Colombia’s advancement to the quarter-finals after Pablo Armero with the ball on the left, crossed the goal box to the far post, Juan Cuadrado sent a downward header back across the box for James to drive home from close range.
James becomes the Word Cup 2014 leading scorer with five goals; ahead of Brazil’s Neymar, Argentina’s Leo Messi and Thomas Muller of Germany, who have four goals apiece.
Colombia will face Brazil in the quarter-finals in Fortaleza on Friday.