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Rodriguez leads Golden Boot race

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Update: 2014-06-29 01:37:00
Rodriguez leads Golden Boot race

DHAKA: One very special young man came up with claim of the highest scorer in the World Cup 2014 scoring five goals including a double against Uruguay in the last match.

James Rodriguez, 22, Colombia’s  £37.5million man, elevated himself above Messi, Neymar and Muller as the leading scorer at Brazil 2014.

He did so with two goals at the Maracana, this vaulting cathedral to a game which is a religion here.

The first was one of the most wondrously explosive to be seen at this or any major tournament ever contested.

The second finished a dazzling movement to take his tally here to five and lead his country into a quarter-final on Friday against their Brazilian hosts in Fortaleza.

Afterwards, a delighted Rodriguez explained what the win meant to him and his country.

“It’s a historic success,” said the 22 year-old. “Now comes the most difficult moment for us so far, we hope to get past the last eight though.

“The entire team did well, my team-mates were all crucial. We created many chances due to the speed and pace of the entire team.”

5 goals
James Rodriguez (Colombia)

4 goals
Thomas Muller (Germany)
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Neymar (Brazil)

3 goals
Karim Benzema (France)
Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
Robin van Persie (Netherlands)
Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
Enner Valencia (Ecuador)

BDST: 1137 HRS, June 29, 2014

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