Colombia

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Photo: James Rodriguez and Neymar (Getty Images)

In a clash that has been built on two of the young superstars of world football, Colombia will be hoping the inspiration from the 20th anniversary of Andres Escobar's death gets them passed hosts Brazil. For coach Jose Pekerman it will be even sweeter to get the better of Brazil not just to be in the semis but he is an Argentine which means Brazil is the greatest enemy.

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Photo: James Rodriguez celebrates his second goal agaisnt Uruguay, he is now the leading goal scorer in the World Cup with 5 goals. (Getty Images)

Colombia's 22 year old Monaco playmaker James Rodriguez produced another master class at the World Cup where he scored twice to give Colombia a big 2-0 victory over Copa America Champions Uruguay. The 5ft 11in left footed genius scored perhaps the best goal of the tournament in the first half then finished off an excellent team move to book a date for Los Cafeteros with Brazil in the quarter-finals.

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Photo: James Rodriguez has three goals in the World Cup so far. (Getty Images)

Another epic battle looms in game two of "South American Saturday" as the knock -out round begins in the FIFA World Cup. The impressive Colombians will take on a Uruguay team that is reeling from the suspension of star striker Luis Suarez. Los Cafeteros has been the best South American team on show thus far despite the absence of star striker Radamel Falcao and they will hope to improve on their performances in order to go as far a possible.

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Photo: James Rodriguez celebrates his goal against Greece in the World Cup opener. Colombia defeated the former European champions 3-0. (Getty Images)

 

In a much more entertaining game than expected, Colombia and Greece opened their 2014 World Cup campaign in a game which saw both teans pushing forward providing some attacking threat. In the end it was Colombia who ran out 3-0 winners thanks to Pablo Armero, Teofilo Gutierrez and man of the match James Rodriguez.

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Photo: Colombian striker James Rodriguez (Getty Images)

 

The action in Group C kicks off when Colombia faces 2004 European champions Greece. The South Americans who finishes second during qualifications behind Argentina are expected to come out on top but Greece is more than capable of getting a result against the much fancied Los Cafeteros.