Top 5: Best players at the World Cup (3)

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James Rodriguez

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Despite moving to Monaco for  £40million, he wasn't exactly a household name on the World stage, but after this summer's tournament, everyone knows exactly who James Rodriguez is.

Rodriquez finished the top goalscorer in Brazil with six goals in the five matches. He is also one of the nominees for the Golden Ball, the award to the best player in the tournament.

Although not an official award, Rodriguez will also surely land 'goal of the tournament' for his incredible chest and volley against Uruguay in the last-16 tie.

He began the tournament with a late goal to seal a 3-0 victory over Greece in Columbia's first group match.

He then scored a header against Ivory Coast and a delightful little dink in their final group match against Japan.

A brace followed in their second round clash with Uruguay, first his stupendous volley, followed by a close range finish in the second half.

His best efforts couldn't help Columbia beat Brazil but he scored a late penalty to give them hope in the match.

Such was Rodriguez's talent that even the Brazilian wildlife wanted a piece of him as a gigantic bug landed on his shoulder whilst he was celebrating his goal against Brazil.



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