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James Rodriguez’s volley against Uruguay in the 2014 World Cup was a particular highlight. Photo: Felipe Dana - Pool/Getty Images

Colombia 40-1 Poland 50-1 Senegal 150-1 Japan 200-1 The contenders Colombia lit up the tournament four years ago with James Rodriguez bursting onto (...)

Andrés Escobar scores an own goal against the USA in 1994. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP

“Life doesn’t end here. We have to go on. Life cannot end here. No matter how difficult, we must stand back up. We only have two options: either allow(...)

James Rodriguez inspired Colombia to the quarter-finals in 2014, can he do so again at this World Cup? Photo: Getty Images

Colombia (40-1) Who are they? This will be Colombia’s second straight appearance at a World Cup after missing out for the previous 16 years and they(...)

Brazil captain Thiago Silva  of Brazil is booked by Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo during the World Cup 2014 quarter-final against  Colombia.  Photograpgh: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Thiago Silva will be suspended for Brazil’s World Cup semi-final against Germany and Fifa has also ruled out action by its disciplinary committee for (...)

Brazil’s Fernandinho commits one of several fouls on Colombia’s James Rodriguez during the World Cup quarter-final in Fortaleza. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters.

The car was speeding down Rio’s eastern motorway in the direction of Copacabana. The driver dodged from lane to lane but he wasn’t paying any attentio(...)

   Neymar   sustained a back injury following a challenge from Colombia’s Juan Camilo Zuniga  during the World Cup quarter-final match at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

“It’s as if someone had died. And in a certain way that is what’s happened. Unfortunately Neymar is dead for this World Cup, ” lamented José Trajano o(...)

 Brazil’s David Luiz scores his side’s second goal from a free-kick against Colombia during the World Cup quarter-final at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza. Photograph:  Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Brazil 2 Colombia 1 It was a supremely ugly win for Brazil, but one they will have been delighted with before the crushing news that Neymar, th(...)

Brazil’s Hulk has yet to find his best form in this World Cup. Photograph: Reuters

When Hulk played in last year’s Confederations Cup tournament in Brazil he had the crowd on his back for much of it.In his place they wanted Lucas Mou(...)

James Rodriguez of Colombia shoots and scores his team’s first against Uruguay at Maracana . Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

After an opening run-out in the provinces – Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Cuiabá – James Rodríguez saw his travelling World Cup show explode onto one of f(...)

Colombia’s James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his second against Uruguay  at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Sergio Moraes / Reuters

Colombia 2 Uruguay 0 Uruguay followed their shamed striker Luis Suarez out of the World Cup as the furore over his lengthy ban for biting was e(...)

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