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')

James Rodriguez: "We are sad but very proud"

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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Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez reveals that he is devastated to have been knocked out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage by Brazil.

Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez has admitted that he and his teammates are disappointed to have crashed out of the World Cup but they are proud of their exploits in the campaign.

Jose Pekerman's side produced their best performance at the tournament in the country's history by reaching the last eight, but their journey was to end as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Brazil in the quarter-finals.

Rodriguez told reporters: "We are sad but very proud. The referee was wrong but Brazil is very good. David Luiz and Daniel Alves are great players.

"We wanted to carry on but we hold our heads high. Thank you Colombia. We're sad but we also have to feel proud because we left our skins out there."

Rodriguez netted his sixth goal of the World Cup in his side's defeat and currently leads the race for the Golden Boot.

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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