COLUMBIA 2- 0 URUGUAY
NO SUAREZ AND NO GOALS. That’s what Uruguay had in their game. Both are very connected – if they don’t have their prolific goalscorer, they’re simply far more UNlikely to score goals. He was the main hitman for their country and without him, they’ve been knocked out of the last 16.
It wasn’t all entirely down to the lack of Liverpool’s controversial striker that the Colombians won this, though. James Rodriguez has continued to show his class on the worlds biggest stage, making him a potential transfer target for any club that has seen his games in the World Cup.
Colombia scored in both halves. In the first half, James Rodriguez would volley in a spectacular goal that may rival Tim Cahill’s magnificent goal for Australia that was compared to Marco Van Basten’s as a contender for “best goal of the World Cup”. Rodriguez would still not be done making his name a superstar footballer and would find the net again, scoring in the 50th minute to give Colombia a 2-0 lead that they would hold on to for the rest of the game.
Brazil are now due to face Colombia next in the World Cup Quarter Finals. After struggling to draw with Chile and only beat them on penalties, who knows if they can handle Colombia and their young goalscorer (Rodriguez)?
KEY PLAYERS: Edinson Cavani tried his best to be the new goalscorer Uruguay needed after Luis Suarez was missing from their side, but could not find the net.
James Rodriguez just keeps getting better and better in this World Cup. He scored twice in this one game and has the chance to show what he can do against Brazil in the quarter finals next. Could he go on to be the guy that scored against Brazil in the 2014 World Cup?
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.