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A sensational display from James Rodriguez fired Colombia into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time on Saturday with the attacking midfielder scoring twice in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay including a contender for goal of the tournament.

Rodriguez became the World Cup’s top scorer with five goals and, based on comparative second-round displays, a buoyant Colombia will fancy its chances against its next opponent Brazil, which squeezed past Chile on penalty kicks earlier in the day.

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