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')

Jose Pekerman: 'We have brought back pride to Colombian football'

Colombia's Argentinian coach Jose Pekerman reacts during a Group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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Colombia boss Jose Pekerman feels that his side have brought back pride to their country's football with their best-ever performance at the World Cup.

Colombia boss Jose Pekerman has expressed his belief that his side's performance at the World Cup has brought pride back to the country's football.

Pekerman's side recorded Colombia's best-ever performance at the tournament as they reached the quarter-finals before they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Brazil, despite James Rodriguez netting his sixth goal of the World Cup in the clash in Fortaleza.

He told reporters: "We dreamed of this for James Rodriguez. He was one of the protagonists of the World Cup.

"After being absent from the World Cup for a long time the performance here has made Colombian football valued. We have shown we have some very talented players and also competed with an important spirit."

Rodriguez is currently leading the race for the Golden Boot.

Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014
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