FIFA World Cup: James Rodriguez Blames Referee for Colombia's Loss to Brazil

While James Rodriguez extended his lead as the top scorer in the FIFA World Cup, his team's 1-2 loss to Brazil means he will be making no further contributions.

updated: July 05, 2014 10:43 IST
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Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez (R) is comforted by coach Jose Pekerman after the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia.


Fortaleza: Colombian star James Rodriguez claimed Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo had been a decisive influence as his country's World Cup dreams ended with a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Brazil on Friday. (Match highlights)

James extended his lead as the competition's top scorer with a penalty 10 minutes from time to register his sixth goal in five games. (Also read: Injured Neymar ruled out of FIFA World Cup)

However, by then the damage had already been done for Colombia as goals either side of half-time from Thiago Silva and David Luiz booked Brazil a semi-final meeting with Germany.

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