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.