FIFA World Cup logoFIFA World Cup

James Rodriguez Consoled by David Luiz as Brazil Eliminate Colombia at World Cup

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04:  Dani Alves (L) and David Luiz of Brazil console James Rodriguez of Colombia after Brazil's 2-1 win during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 4, 2014

Brazil's dream of winning the World Cup was kept alive by a 2-1 victory over Colombia in the quarter-finals, and it was all too much for James Rodriguez to bear.

The Colombian, whose goal took him to six from his five games in the tournament, broke into tears as his side were eliminated.

David Luiz, who scored the winning goal from a free kick, was on hand to console him.

After the game, James told reporters what Luiz had said. Football Italia quotes him as saying:

He told me I was a good player.

The truth is that having so many superstars hugging me did make me happy. We have to raise our heads now and thank Colombia for their support.

We are sad because we wanted to keep going and set new records. We gave everything to reach the semi-final, but we have to be proud because we played a great side.

Another quote was reported by Tom Conn:

James Rodriguez: "I'm crying because we gave everything we had inside of us. The referee didn't help us. Men cry too."

— Tom Conn (@TomConnISF) July 4, 2014

James is currently leading the race for the World Cup Golden Boot after a string of superb performances.  

#COL's James Rodriguez 6 goals, 2 assists, 1 brilliant #WorldCup

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 4, 2014

[Futbool Fichajes, Twitter]

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices