James Rodriguez 'Like Diego Maradona', Says Uruguay Coach Oscar Tabarez

Midfielder James Rodriguez scored both the goals in Colombia's 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the World Cup last 16.

updated: June 29, 2014 09:11 IST
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James Rodriguez has taken his tally of goals to five.

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Rio de Janeiro: Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez likened James Rodriguez to Diego Maradona after his sublime volley inspired Colombia to a 2-0 victory in the World Cup last 16 on Saturday.

"For me, special talents are those who do things that are completely out of the ordinary," said Tabarez, whose side were beaten by two Rodriguez goals at the Maracana stadium.

"Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, James Rodriguez -- they do things because they have certain gifts that make them special."

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