Jul 4, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
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

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
Read Next:
Scolari to drop striker for quarter-final?
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account