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Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

  • INJURY TIME

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at90 mins

    Into three minutes of added time. Colombia will really test Brazil on Friday...

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    At the Maracana

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

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    "James Rodriguez taken off and saved for the quarter-final against Brazil - that's a game that has all the makings."

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at88 mins

    Still Uruguay push resources forwards, but still they don't really threaten.

    Lump a long punt downfield and hope Steven Gerrard and Phil Jagielka mess up, that's my advice.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

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    "There's a lot of pushing and shoving going on. Cavani and Godin are involved. Uruguay are frustrated. The game is slipping away and they are heading out of the World Cup."

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at85 mins

    Diego Godin heads wide from a corner before some more tussling in the penalty area involving Mario Yepes. He's the enforcer of this side, a real battler who was a liability for pace in the AC Milan side on a certain console game. And that was a good 10 years ago...

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

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    "It's a risky game that Colombia are playing. They've dropped off the pace and Uruguay are coming forward at will. But Uruguay are running out of time. I just think Colombia could use the ball better than they are doing."

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary by clicking the 'Live Coverage' tab above.

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at22:42

    Adrian Ramos comes on for Colombia, a forward who is on the brink of joining Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund.

    He replaces the man of the moment, the man of the world Cup, James Rodriguez.

  • GREAT SAVE!

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at84 mins

    At last Edinson Cavani looks dangerous! He thumps in a low skidding shot and forces another good save from Dave Ospina.

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at82 mins

    Into the last 10 minutes and Colombia just need to keep going. It's a bit risky to shut off in the World Cup.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

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    "Maxi Pereira had a glorious chance to make this game very interesting."

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at78 mins

    Half chance for Uruguay! Don't switch off just yet Colombia, they just turned off a bit and full-back Maxi Pereira has a chance, he makes a strong connection but goalkeeper David Ospina stands tall and makes a fine save.

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    Gully: Neymar vs James Rodriguez in the quarter finals will be some match up

  • Goal of the tournament?

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    Australia's Tim Cahill on Instagram: "Watching from home in NY and great to see people talking about my goal against Holland. This is the biggest show on Earth and a game where it brings everyone together. Goal of the tournament seems to be a massive talking point. To score is one thing but to be in the hat of top names like #Messi #James #RVP etc is why I love playing the game."

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at76 mins

    Anyway, enough of music in Somerset. The football in Rio is kicking off as Pablo Armero is booted up in the air by Gaston Ramirez, before the referee books the Uruguayan bench for their reaction!

    Can you book a whole bench? The TV graphics suggest that it was a booking for Diego Lugano. We'll ask him about that incident tomorrow but I can't promise that he will have seen it or know what we are referring to...

  • Posted at22:33

    You can follow Glastonbury live in this live page from our BBC Live brethren in entertainment.

    It's a cracking page. Nearly as good as one of ours.

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    Lucas on text: Let's be honest, this Colombia side would've destroyed England, even with our supposed amazing young players.

    Tommy on text: Metallica tearing up Glastonbury like James Rodriguez at the World Cup! Loving them both.

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at73 mins

    The stats tell you that Uruguay have had 12 attempts on goal, but other than the one good strike from Cristian Rodriguez they haven't tested Colombia's keeper David Opsina.

    Colombia are just over 15 minutes away from booking a place against Brazil.

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    At the Maracana

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

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    "Colombian fans indulging in some serious taunting of nearby Uruguayans - who respond with universally accepted signal for "go away."

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    Paddy Emmerson: On the few occasions I've watched Cavani play he has looked distinctly average. Don't get the fuss about him at all #overrated

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at70 mins

    Uruguay are throwing men forward but they can't seem to find a chink in the yellow Colombian wall in front of them.

    In these tight games you need a player who can make the difference. Colombia have got one out there, Uruguay's is back at home starting a long ban...

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

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    "This is a game too far for Uruguay. People will ask if it's because of the absence of Suarez, but they look very leggy and it's just not happened for them. It's not been good enough. Edinson Cavani hasn't had a great tournament. I was expecting a bit more technically from him. I was expecting him to take on players more than he has done and see some goals from him."

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    Les Oakley: Born in 1945 seen a few WC apart from 1966 & 1970 this one is up there

    Dr Jamie Barker: I envy Colombian, Chilean, Argentine football fans- so much to get excited about- drive, commitment, expression, confidence

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at67 mins

    The final roll of the Uruguayan dice as striker Abel Hernandez replaces Alvaro Gonzalez. It's got to go big now.

    Colombia also make a switch, with striker Teofilo Gutierrez replaced by midfielder Alex Mejia.

    The game-closer.

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at64 mins

    The first real sign of Uruguayan danger! Cracking run from Cristian Rodriguez, bursting right through the centre like HS2, before he lets fly from 20 yards, a real blockbuster with his left foot and Colombia keeper David Ospina has to watch it all the way to make the diving stop.

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at62 mins

    James Rodriguez was priced at 150/1 with the bookies to win the golden boot before the tournament - the same odds as Rickie Lambert and Adnan Januzaj.

    He is now on five goals, ahead of Neymar and Lionel Messi. If he stays ahead of those two then Colombia will have some World Cup...

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

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    "The next goal is so important. If Uruguay get it then they will think they can get back in the game. It's really important Colombia keep it tight but if they can nick a third then you've got to say it's definitely all over."

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary by clicking the 'Live Coverage' tab above.

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at60 mins

    Into the final half hour now, and Colombia should be in cruise mode now. Uruguay haven't really threatened at all.

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    Ken Sharp: Best individual goal AND best team goal both scored by Colombia's James Rodriguez

    Rakesh Pradhan: James Rodriguez is the player of the tournament. Could be the next £90m player.

    Chris Worrall: While Uruguay desperately miss Suarez, Columbia seem not to need the mastery of Falcao - stunning football

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at57 mins

    James Rodriguez has been stood on by Edinson Cavani and after a worrying spell on the floor he's up and running again.

    Can Uruguay respond?

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    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

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    BBC News sports correspondent Natalie Pirks: This Uruguay performance is completely different to the drive they had against England. If only Suarez hadn't flipped again. They need him.

  • Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at55 mins

    Colombia win a free-kick in a good area. Hat-trick time? Nope. J-Rod hits it into the wall.

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    At the Maracana

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    "A brilliant team goal to go with a wonderful individual goal. Colombia look the real deal - and what a quarter-final it sets up against Brazil if they can finish the job off. Uruguay have looked desperate ordinary so far and all coach Oscar Tabarez's fighting words last night look like coming to nothing."

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    Tom Trewinnard: Is anyone else quietly relieved at this point that England didn't qualify and get totally smushed by this Colombia team?

  • TOP VOLLEYS

    Posted at22:11

    We will have highlights from this game available on the final whistle, but in the meantime feast your eyes on five of the World Cup's finest volleys. Is James Rodriguez's first this evening the best of the lot?Click on the Highlights tab at the top of the screen and decide.

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

    Posted at53 mins

    Uruguay have to make two changes. Southampton man Gaston Ramirez is one man sent into the fray, while Diego Forlan is replaced by Christian Stuani.

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    Pete in Pontypool: James the band used to make us all sit down. James the player gets us on our feet.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

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    "I have got to say that's another excellent goal. Colombia play quite slow and suddenly get into a rhythm. Rodriguez anticipated the head back and it's a controlled finish with his right foot. You'd expect Colombia are on their way through now."

  • Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

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    "Great piece of play, easily the best of the game, well done Colombia they went back to go forward and well done that man James Rodriguez. Uruguay are going to have make two or three changes, completely change the way they play and go for it."

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    Koyc: don't want to make Colombia about 1 man, but J Rodriguez is a player I want to see progress!

    Baz: I want to be Colombian!

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    GOAL

    Colombia 2-0 Uruguay - James Rodriguez

    Posted at50 mins

    Colombia are heading into the last eight, and they are being carried there on the young shoulders of James Rodriguez!

    Lovely goal again as they move the ball from right to left, Pablo Armero puts in a great cross to the back stick, Juan Cuadrado nods it back and there is the number 10, James Rodriguez in space, always on the move, to add a simple finish from six yards out.

    His fifth of the tournament, he is now the top scorer of the World Cup.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

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    "The replay of the goal has been played over and over again. Looking at it again, Rodriguez cushions the ball off his chest and knows exactly what he is doing. He spins in one motion as it drops and shoots. That was brilliant technique."

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    Scamp27: And to think, my 2014-15 AS Monaco season ticket to watch James for the entire year cost just €160!

    If they don't sell him first...

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at47 mins

    Colombia keeping their width in the opening exchanges as they threaten to get an early second.

  • KICK-OFF

    Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at45 mins

    Here we go again...

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    Stephen Collins: On today's evidence, Colombia could absolutely school Brazil on Friday. Exciting & inventive attacking footy.

    Scotty Reynolds: Cahill's goal was more aesthetically pleasing but James goal was more matchwise important.

  • Posted at21:59

    Arsene Wenger to raid his old club Monaco?

    £30m plus Abou Diaby should swing it.

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

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    BBC sports news sorrespondent Richard Conway on Twitter: I think Arsene Wenger rather enjoyed that James Rodriguez goal for Colombia.

  • Posted at21:56

    It was pretty similar to Maxi Rodriguez's goal actually Jonny. Good call.

    Maxi's was out wide, and Hamez was central. But similar technique.

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    Peter McMillan: ‏Colombia playing all the football - hope they go on to win. They might need another goal to see off Uruguay though.

    Jonny Streatfeild: What is it about footballers called Rodriguez scoring thronkers in the World Cup last-16? (Maxi v Mexico, 2006)

  • J-Rod strikes again

    Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at21:54

    James Rodriguez cost Monaco £37.6m last summer. So don't be thinking any of the 'bigger' teams will take him easily this summer. His worth is going up about £5m a week...

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    At the Maracana

    Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

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    "James Rodriguez's goal for Colombia has just been shown again on the four giant screens hanging from the roof of the Maracana - gasps all around the stadium. Breathtaking quality and a thing of beauty in real time and slow motion."

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at21:52

    If you ever bump into James Rodriguez, don't call him 'James' by the way.

    Apparently he hates it. You've got to go with the authentic pronunciation of 'Ha-mes.'

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

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    "The goal was outstanding and has been the bright part of the game. Yes, Colombia have dominated possession and will be happy even though they have not troubled the Uruguay goal as much as they should have.

    "Uruguay are missing Luis Suarez. He makes a massive difference with his presence. When he plays, defenders know they are up against someone who can easily win the match."

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at21:48

    Uruguay are obviously missing Luis Suarez, but they had better get used to that. He's got another eight games out of the team to go.

  • HALF-TIME

    Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

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    There goes the whistle. Colombia 45 minutes away from a showdown with Brazil.

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    HarveyWright: England need someone like James Rodriguez. Well we've got Jay Rodriguez I suppose.

    Austine Christopher: it's surprising that these guys have made us forget about Falcao

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at45 mins

    We won't get bored of seeing that goal over and over again. A first-rate belter. Almost half-time in the Maracana.

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

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    James Rodriguez has now scored in each of his last six games for Colombia. He is also the first player to score in the first four games of a World Cup since Ronaldo and Rivaldo for Brazil in 2002.

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at42 mins

    If I was Brazilian, I think I'd be worried about the prospect of facing this Colombia side in the last eight. They look very decent and have done since day one.

    Actually, if I was Brazilian I'd be several hours into an intense all-dayer so I probably wouldn't be right now...

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

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    "Since Colombia's goal Uruguay have upped the tempo. They're really pressing Colombia up the field."

    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary by clicking the 'Live Coverage' tab above.

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    HNIC: I don't see Uruguay's front men doing the damage.. Colombia should be wary of one man, and that is Diego Godin

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at40 mins

    Uruguay are opening up, they have to, and it is making for a better game. Colombia almost get in on the left wing but Jackson Martinez's touch is not up to scratch.

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

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    Times chief sports correspondent Matt Dickinson: Colombia fans singing J-Rod's name and making praying gestures inside the Maracana. Electrifying moment. They've just shown the goal again on the big screen. More gasps.

  • Mark Lawrenson

    Football Analyst

    Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

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    "That goal was so not in keeping with this match and at this moment in time Uruguay seem unsettled by it."

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at38 mins

    Diego Forlan and Mario Yepes have a bit of a coming together in the middle, and it comes after Yepes shut him off from a cross by barging him in the back off the ball. Wily defending from the 38-year-old.

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    Ed in West Sussex: Wow! Spectacular goal. Always love them when they go in off the top of the crossbar.

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at36 mins

    Children around the land will be re-christening the 'Yeboah' the 'Rodriguez' come Monday morning.

    Was there a better moment in your youth then smashing in a 'Yeboah' off the guttering in the playground and in? No.

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    Sam Thomas: James Rodriguez what a hit! If he had better exposure, he'd be amongst the world's finest

    Sam Payne: Best player of the tournament scores the best goal of the tournament. How fitting. Also in my fantasy team. Get in!

    Kahill: Excellent stuff from James Rodriguez. Player of the tournament so far. Let's see Uruguay play now

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    At the Maracana

    Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

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    "This World Cup in Brazil has produced some magical moments and there is another right there from James Rodgriguez. The classic in-off-the-bar volley. We have another World Cup star."

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at33 mins

    Uruguay have been kickstarted into life by that superb goal, and Edinson Cavani spins a free-kick just over the top from 25 yards. Their gameplan of restriction has got to change or it's the first flight back to Montevideo.

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    Daily Telegraph football writer Mark Ogden: One or two English clubs could have had Rodriguez when he was at Porto. They all sat on their hands and allowed Monaco to sign him.

  • Golden Boot

    Posted at21:33

    Muller, Messi, Neymar - and now J-Rod.

    The big boys have come out to play at this World Cup, with four goals the going rate thus far.

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    James Starling: Better than Cahill's goal. Best goal of the tournament!!!

    Charles Kahanji: No doubt goal of the tournament, we thought Cahill's won't be toppled, it has

    Richard Underwood: James Rodriguez: goal of the tournament so far

    Hassan Aljumah: I can't stop clapping!

  • Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

    Posted at30 mins

    Sensational stuff. A poor game has been lifted into the stratosphere by that strike.

    The best thing to come out of Monaco since the underground car park.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 1-0 Uruguay

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    "I have to say I didn't think we'd see a better goal than Tim Cahill's at this World Cup. But we've just seen the goal of the tournament. That was fantastic technique."

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    GOAL

    Colombia 1-0 Uruguay - James Rodriguez

    Posted at28 mins

    Wow!

    Just as we were thinking that there was no way through this packed Uruguay defence, James Rodriguez finds it in truly spectacular style! The ball is nodded to him in a pocket of space just outside the D, he takes it on the chest, swivels and then cracks in a left-footed dipping volley, all in one movement.

    Hit from 20-odd yards, in off the underside of the crossbar for his fourth goal of the World Cup. As good as it gets...

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

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    "It's not James Rodriguez who is Colombia's most threatening player, it's Juan Cuadrado. He's already gone on a couple of dangerous runs and if they can get him in the final third then he could unlock the door. I don't think Uruguay's Alvaro Pereira is a good defender and I think that's where Colombia are going to get their joy."

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    Evan from Cardiff: Uruguay's General reaction to Suarezgate has been nothing short of disgusting. Doubt anyone who isn't Uruguayan wants them to win tonight, myself included.

    Bob: Seeing all the Uruguayan support for Suarez makes me really want Colombia to give them a pasting.

    Phil: I can't be the only one who hopes that Uruguay's cheating/biting/diving/lying moaners get stuffed. Come on Colombia.

  • Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

    Posted at21:24

    BBC Two's coverage of Glastonbury is just about to start by the way - Metallica headline tonight.

    Another place where Edinson Cavani wouldn't look out of place. Cavani on bass, stick Suarez on drums...

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    Mark Whittaker:‏ Is it just me but can't help think Cavani wouldn't look out of place in Game of Thrones?

  • Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

    Posted at21 mins

    Colombia try that cheeky corner when you take it but make out as if you are just leaving it for a team-mate, who then just sprints into the box. The linesman spoils everyone's fun with an instant flag though. Is that now allowed?

    It's the most interesting then we have seen so far though. This has been poor.

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    At the Maracana

    Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

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    "After all the noise surrounding the build-up to this World Cup last-16 game between Colombia and Uruguay, the actual event has so far been a let-down. Little cohesion, little quality and no clear chances."

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    Bola Akinola: If Uruguay eliminated England and Italy, then, Colombia can't beat them! Uruguay to go through

    Saidmadrid: Uruguay playing very old fashioned football

  • Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

    Posted at19 mins

    In the absence of Luis Suarez, Uruguay need more from Edinson Cavani, and the big lad almost gets in behind as he chases a long throughball but can't bring it down.

    I can't help but think that the £55m man is a tad over-rated. I recall a bad miss at Stamford Bridge last season. Can he deliver the goods here?

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

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    "This game hasn't settled. Colombia started the brighter of the two but they are not hurting Uruguay. Uruguay are well set up, they're getting behind the ball, frustrating Colombia and trying to catch them on the break."

  • Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

    Posted at17 mins

    Colombia fans bringing out the 'oles' as they keep the ball for an extrended period but Uruguay are superbly well drilled, dropping off into a back six at times and denying the dangermen James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado any space in which to operate.

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    Mikey Sweeney: Colombia could be a half decent shout to go the distance

  • Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

    Posted at12 mins

    It all opens up in midfield for Juan Zuniga, but the Colombian gets giddy when he reaches the 25-yard mark and fires off a speculative shot which Fernando Muslera deals with easily enough.

    Disappointing. After the 100mph game between Brazil and Chile earlier, this one has had the traffic calming measures enforced.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

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    "Listen, a 70% fit Luis Suarez is better than Diego Forlan. That's no disrespect to Forlan who is now 35. Suarez has such a good footballing brain. He's a massive loss to Uruguay."

    Listen to full commentary on BBC Radio 5 live by clicking the 'Live Coverage' tab above.

  • Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

    Posted at10 mins

    Diego Forlan whips in a free-kick for Uruguay but it's easily dealt with and Colombia's counter-attack comes to nothing. Colombia can't get their main man James Rodriguez into the game.

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    Timon Lesage: I don't know where all the other pennants end up, but the 1984 Anderlecht-Forest one is in my room as usual #bbcworldcup

    That is outstanding...

  • Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

    Posted at7 mins

    There's been a lot of niggly fouls in midfield in these opening exchanges. I can see a few cards in this one, Uruguay have not got going yet.

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

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    "We've already seen Colombia's James Rodriguez get on the ball two or three times but he hasn't been able to do anything with it. What's interesting to see is that Jackson Martinez is playing on the left."

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    Garreth Frank: Ready for part 2 of this South American special. Cheering on Colombia

    Alex Mugan: The dark horses against the forces of darkness. Delightful football team against deluded press conference hosts. Come on Col

  • Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

    Posted at3 mins

    Jackson Martinez has started out on the left for Colombia - that'll please Clarke Carlisle. He sends Juan Cuadrado away down the right and the trickster beats two men before being fouled again.

    Cuadrado the danger man early doors...

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    At the Maracana

    Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

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    "The game starts with thousands of Uruguay fans chanting Luis Suarez's name. They really seem to believe he has been the victim of injustice."

  • Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

    Posted at2 mins

    Colombia making the early running as Uruguay sit off and watch, a cautious start from the men in blue. The first flashpoint comes with Uruguay's Alvaro Pereira nibbling the heels of Juan Cuadrado - who has been excellent thus far in the tournament.

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    Rob Cole: Brazil unconvincing. Germany, Holland aside, no one talking about France. Balanced midfield, potent up top. Allez les Bleus

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

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    "Colombia have three or four flair players but this will be a big test for them. This Uruguay side is very dogged, they work hard and have great belief. They know how to win matches."

  • KICK-OFF

    Colombia 0-0 Uruguay

    Posted at0 mins

    We are under way in the battle to face Brazil.

  • Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:59

    Anthems done, hands shaken, pennants exchanged - it's game time.

    Where do you reckon those gifts and pennants the sides exchange end up? Car boot sale?

  • Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:56

    Mind you, the Uruguay anthem hits some pretty decent decibel levels. Enough to shut the power off at a small pub.

    Let's do this...

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    B19 UMR: Netherlands & Germany by far the favourites (if any) for a European team to win this World Cup. No other team stands a chance.

    Diego the Alter Ego: Uruguay mourning the loss of Suarez could be their great undoing tonight or it could galvanise them greatly. Interesting either way

  • Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:54

    It sounds like there are more Colombia fans inside the Maracana, with their anthem 'Oh Gloria Inmarcesible' getting a rousing reception.

    Apparently it can be heard on national radio every day at 6am and 6pm - just before the Two Minutes Hate I presume...

    Very Orwellian.

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    At the Maracana

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

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    "What are the odds on some Suarez-based goal celebration should Uruguay score against Colombia here in the Maracana tonight?"

  • Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:52

    Opposing captains Diego Godin and Mario Yepes share a warm embrace as the teams line-up in the tunnel, much to the annoyance of a chippy Fifa official who breaks them up with a 'hey, we have to go!'.

    And they do. here's that familiar music again. Der duh-de-duh der...

  • Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:51

    Penalties again Chris? You've got them on the brain...

  • Former England international Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

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    "I do fancy Colombia but it's got nothing to do with Luis Suarez's absence. I wouldn't write Uruguay off, they're quite experienced and it's not going to be easy for Colombia. I think it could be a long night."

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    South American football expert Tim Vickery: "Faryd Mondragon became the oldest player in the history of the World Cup in Colombia's final group game against Japan, but his hard work has been since that moment, because he is the link between all the successes and failures of Colombia over the last 20 years.

    "He was part of that Colombia side which went on a run of something like 40 games during which they lost one just one game. They topped qualifying for the 1994 World Cup but then failed to carry it on into the finals. Mondragon's task over the last few days has been to sit the younger guys down and say 'we qualified in style, Uruguay snuck in and are without their key striker in Luis Suarez. However, it all starts over again now.'

    "It is a lovely tie they have there with Mondragon. He was in that Carlos Valderrama era Colombia and he is here now."

  • The oldest swinger in town

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:49

    Colombia's 4-1 win over Japan in the final group game was so comfortable that they were able to bring on goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon to became the oldest player in World Cup history.

    Mondragon - who played against England in 1998 - celebrated his 43rd birthday three days before the match and came on for David Ospina after 86 minutes with his side 3-1 up.

    It was his first competitive appearance for his country since 2005.

    Cameroon's Roger Milla was the previous oldest player at a World Cup, appearing at the 1994 tournament aged 42.

  • Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:49

    A touch cloudy in places but very warm in Rio this evening. Lovely conditions for a game of football.

  • How they got here

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:47

    For Uruguay, qualification went right down to the wire.

    After a disastrous opening defeat to Costa Rica, Luis Suarez returned from injury to score twice and sink England in Sao Paulo.

    After his biting incident, Uruguay then beat Italy with a late header from centre-half Diego Godin as they joined Costa Rica in the final 16.

  • How they got here

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:46

    Seeds Colombia bossed Group C, winning all three games and scoring nine goals in the process, with Monaco man James Rodriguez arguably the star of the show.

    James has scored in all three games and has certainly lived up to his nickname 'El Nuevo Pibe' - The New Kid.

    He could make the difference this evening...

  • One-man team?

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

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  • The Gunfighter

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:43

    Colombia's coach Jose Pekerman was manager of Argentina in 2006, when they looked brilliant in the opening stages before being ground down to a penalty shootout defeat by hosts Germany.

    Hw was persuaded back into international management by his daughter Vanessa, who was born in Colombia. Her nation could be very thankful if he continues to lead the side with panache and flair.

    Interestingly, Pekerman says that his grandfather once told him the family are related to Hollywood great Gregory Peck. A brilliantly tall tale...

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    Benji: I feel drunk on football.

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    At the Maracana

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    "Thunderous atmosphere building here inside the Maracana - and it seems the siege mentality fostered by Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez in the wake of Luis Suarez's ban has been picked up by their fans. There are Suarez masks, flags and his name is being chanted loudly and consistently. Liverpool's striker may not be here in person but he is here in spirit.

    "All this slightly overlooks, of course, the fact that he was guilty of a very obvious bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini."

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    Uruguay: Muslera, Maxi Pereira, Gimenez, Godin, Caceres, Pereira, Gonzalez, Arevalo Rios, Rodriguez, Cavani, Forlan. Subs: Munoz, Fucile, Gargano, Hernandez, Stuani, Lodeiro, Perez, Ramirez, Coates, Silva.

  • LINE-UPS

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    Colombia: Ospina, Zuniga, Zapata, Yepes, Armero, Aguilar, Sanchez Moreno, Cuadrado, Rodriguez, Martinez, Gutierrez. Subs: Vargas, Arias, Carbonero, Guarin, Ibarbo, Mejia, Balanta, Bacca, Ramos, Quintero, Valdes, Mondragon.

  • Hectic Higuita...

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:40

    One thing is for sure - Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina will not be dribbling the ball out past his defence today...

    Rene Higuita was a maverick, as famous for his 'scorpion' saves as his dreadlocks and dribbling skills.

    When he finally retired back in 2010, our South American football expert Tim Vickery said: "Higuita was a pioneer when it came to his skill with the ball at his feet and in his willingness to take responsibility for situations 40 metres from goal.

    "Before the change in the backpass rule obliged keepers to develop these abilities, he was already showing that a team is made up of 11 footballers, not of 10 players and a goalkeeper."

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    BBC Sport's George Riley in Brazil: Bumped into Carlos Valderrama pre-match at the Maracana

  • A generation of hurt...

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:38

    The build-up may have been overshadowed by the actions and reactions of a certain Uruguay number nine, but it is 24 long years since Colombia made it to the knockout stages of the World Cup finals.

    In Italy their passage came to a sticky end, with eccentric goalkeeper Rene Higuita inexplicably overplaying with the ball 40 yards from goal and presenting Cameroon striker Roger Milla with the winner in Naples.

    The class of 2014 have razzled and dazzled us so far with some wonderful flowing football - can they pull it off when it matters?

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    Mac Jerry: Ooosh..after the storm, there must be a calm. Surely this match will end in 90 mins! Suarez will be missed.

    John McEnerney: Suarez isn't going to influence the outcome of this match so no more talk of him until this WCup is over! Forlan to score!

  • Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:36

    Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said he will resign from two Fifa posts in protest at the "excessive severity" of Luis Suarez's ban.

    Tabarez said Suarez had been made a "scapegoat" following his punishment for a third biting incident.

    The 67-year-old says he will leave his roles with Fifa's technical study group and strategic committee.

    "It isn't wise to be in an organisation with those who exerted pressure to promote this decision," he said.

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    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

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    There's no sign of any support for Luis Suarez waning in Uruguay.

    PSG striker Edinson Cavani and fellow Uruguay players gather round Suarez's shirt in the dressing room before the game. Why they needed to hang it up at all is beyond me to be honest...

  • Mad for the Maracana

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:34

    The Uruguayans may draw inspiration from playing this game in Rio, scene of the greatest win in their history.

    Alcides Ghiggia's winner against Brazil in the final game of the 1950 tournament famously silenced the Maracana.

    This evening's atmosphere may not be quite so partisan, yet the travelling Uruguayan fans are likely to be greatly outnumbered by their Colombian counterparts and most neutrals can be expected to side with Jose Pekerman's adventurous team.

    That will only serve to inspire the Uruguayans. Victory for La Celeste would not match the shock value of the "Maracanazo", but would be almost as satisfying for a team convinced they have been unfairly treated by Fifa.

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    Sureditch: Great match, Chile deserved more. Just time for a quick bite before the Uruguay game (sorry Luis)

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    At the Maracana

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    "Uruguay fans still firmly behind Luis Suarez here in Rio."

  • Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

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    "Luis Suarez did do it. Simple as that. There is something clearly wrong and he needs help. If he does not see this as an issue then clearly it is an issue.

    "If it was a bad tackle, an overreaction or an elbow, it is still very wrong but you can understand that in the heat of the moment. To bite someone without any provocation I find ridiculous."

  • 'I lost my balance...'

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:30

    There is an explanation after all. Uruguay's Luis Suarez says he lost his balance and did not bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

    Fifa banned Suarez, 27, for four months and nine international matches for biting Chiellini in a group match on Tuesday, while Uruguay have told Fifa they intend to appeal against the decision.

    "I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent," wrote Suarez in his defence to Fifa.

    "At that moment I hit my face against the player leaving a small bruise on my cheek and a strong pain in my teeth."

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    Jel: I've said it since Day 1 - Brazil are not the best team nor have the best players so will not win the World Cup.

    James: Aranguiz pen was by far the best. Don't let the hosts win overshadow it.

    Tom Miszkowski: Chile played their part but don't think they played as well as they did when they took England apart at Wembley recently

  • Brazil into the last eight

    Posted at20:24

    If you missed today's early game, Hosts Brazil knocked Chile out with a 3-2 win on penalties.

    Mauricio Pinilla and Alexis Sanchez had penalties saved, before Gonzalo Jara missed the crucial final kick.

    During the game itself, David Luiz gave Brazil the lead when he bundled in after Thiago Silva had flicked on Neymar's corner.

    Chile equalised when Eduardo Vargas pounced on a defensive error and fed Alexis Sanchez who poked in.

    Brazil's Hulk also had a goal disallowed in the second half when English assistant referee Michael Mullarkey judged the striker to have handled Marcelo's pass.

    You can see highlights from Belo Horizonte at the top of the page. Just click on the 'Highlights tab'

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    England's players will be watching on this evening knowing that it could well have been them taking to the field at the Maracana tonight.

    Having seen Colombia's attacking play so far, they may be quite glad that it isn't! James Rodriguez running at Glen Johnson?

    Anyway, as we enjoy today's mini Copa America, is there any chance that a European side can win this World Cup?

    Let us know how the European sides can progress, or if we are nailed on for a winner from the Americas.

    Text us at 81111 (UK Only), tweet us at #bbcworldcup or post a message on ourFacebook page. or our Google + page.

  • Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:19

    Luis Suarez begins a nine-match international ban this evening after he bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder on Tuesday.

    The ban is the biggest in World Cup history, beating the eight games given to Italy's Mauro Tassotti for elbowing Spain's Luis Enrique in 1994.

    He has also been banned from all football activities for four months, meaning that Liverpool fans won't see him in action until November at the earliest.

    Diego Forlan is in in his place.

  • So long Suarez

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:19

    The global TV audience has been boosted by one this evening as Uruguay prepare to begin life without Luis Suarez.

    If there's a football fan alive who doesn't know why the Liverpool striker is missing, I'll be amazed. But here's a quick recap...

  • BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty

    At the Maracana

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    "So the World Cup scenery shifts from Belo Horizonte to Rio and the Maracana for Colombia against Uruguay - accompanied by the sound of fireworks being released outside this iconic stadium following Brazil's nail-biting win on penalties against Chile.

    "The fallout from Luis Suarez's bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini has almost reduced the actual match to a footnote.

    "In a 13-minute monologue here last night, Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez denounced Fifa and the British media for their treatment of Suarez, insisting what they perceive as the injustice of a nine-match international ban and a four-month suspension from all football-related activity will inspire them.

    "All the talking is over. No Suarez but still another outstanding game in prospect."

  • Over to you Rio...

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:15

    After days and days of Luis Suarez talk, and 120 minutes of riveting knockout football in Belo Hoizonte, the eyes of the world turn to Rio and to the Maracana.

    Hosts Brazil await either Colombia or Uruguay in the last eight of the World Cup finals.

    Can Uruguay threaten without their main man? Can Colombia bring their sizzling group form to the sudden-death scenario?

    Let's find out...

  • TEAM NEWS

    Colombia v Uruguay (21:00 BST)

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    Colombia make seven changes from the side which beat Japan 4-1 in their final group game, as their first-choice players return from a rest.

    Uruguay make two changes, as Diego Forlan replaces the banned Luis Suarez.

    Colombia: Ospina, Zapata, Yepes (c), Sanchez, Armero, Aguilar, Gutierrez, Rodriguez, Cuadrado, Zuniga, Martinez

    Uruguay: Muslera, Godin (c), Pereira, Rodriguez, Forlan, Gimenez, Pereira, Arevalo, Gonzalez, Cavani, Caceres

Posted on Saturday 28th June 2014

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