FIFA World Cup: James Rodriguez's Twin Strikes Help Colombia Defeat Uruguay and Enter Quarters

Colombia stunned Uruguay 2-0 - courtesy James Rodriguez - to storm into the quarterfinal of FIFA World Cup for the first time ever.

updated: June 29, 2014 03:46 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: James Rodriguez scored twice to put Colombia into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Saturday. (Highlights)

Colombia will play host Brazil in the last eight.

Rodriguez gave his team the lead with a stunning long-range volley on the turn in the 28th minute and added the second from close range shortly after the break as Colombia dominated a Uruguay side that sorely missed banned striker Luis Suarez.

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