Jul 4, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
Brazil
2-1
Colombia
Silva (7'), Luiz (68')
Silva (64'), Cesar (78')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Rodriguez (80' pen.)
Rodrgiuez (67'), Yepes (72')

Neymar plays down James Rodriguez rivalry

James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring his team's second goal and his second of the game with teammates Jackson Martinez and Teofilo Gutierrez during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June
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Neymar insists that facing James Rodriguez is nothing more than a subplot to the main event that is Brazil's quarter-final with Colombia.

Neymar has insisted that Brazil's World Cup quarter-final clash with Colombia is not a case of him against James Rodriguez.

Two of the tournament's stand-out performers will come face-to-face in Fortaleza tonight, with Rodriguez currently leading the charge for the Golden Boot with five goals - one more than his Brazilian counterpart.

"It isn't a match between Neymar and James Rodriguez but a game between Brazil and Colombia," he told reporters.

"We will once again have to perform as a team. James is a dangerous player and he has shown what a talent he is with a brilliant left foot and great vision.

"We need to give him little to no space or otherwise he will spell danger for us."

Tonight's encounter kicks off at 9pm.

Fred of Brazil during the International Friendly match between South Africa and Brazil at FNB Stadium on March 05, 2014
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