James Rodríguez shines for Colombia in the World Cup

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Colombian midfielder James Rodríguez is the breakout star of the World Cup 2014, delighting fans with his goals and celebrations. He scored twice against Uruguay to send his country to the quarter-finals.

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Rodr&iacute;guez is married to Daniela Ospina, sister of the Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina. The couple has a 1-year-old daughter named Salome. (<a href="https://twitter.com/danielaysalome/status/379650184885850112/photo/1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Twitter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Twitter</a>)
James Rodríguez
Rodríguez is married to Daniela Ospina, sister of the Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina. The couple has a 1-year-old daughter named Salome. (Twitter)
Colombia&#39;s James Rodriguez (10) celebrates with teammate Colombia&#39;s Juan Cuadrado after scoring his side&#39;s first goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Colombia's James Rodriguez (10) celebrates with teammate Colombia's Juan Cuadrado after scoring his side's first goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014
Colombia's James Rodriguez (10) celebrates with teammate Colombia's Juan Cuadrado after scoring his side's first goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Colombia&#39;s James Rodriguez scores past Japan&#39;s goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima his teams fourth goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Colombia's James Rodriguez scores past Japan's goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima his teams fourth goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Colombia's James Rodriguez scores past Japan's goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima his teams fourth goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Rodriguez was named as part of Ligue 1 Team of the Year at the UNFP Awards in May 2014. (<a href="https://twitter.com/jamesdrodriguez/status/465597499424927745/photo/1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Twitter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Twitter</a>)
James Rodríguez
Rodriguez was named as part of Ligue 1 Team of the Year at the UNFP Awards in May 2014. (Twitter)
Colombia&#39;s James Rodriguez, left, scores the opening goal past Uruguay&#39;s Diego Godin, front, as Uruguay&#39;s Egidio Arevalo Rios gives chase during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, pool)
Colombia's James Rodriguez, left, scores the opening goal past Uruguay's Diego Godin, front, as Uruguay's Egidio Arevalo Rios gives chase during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014
Colombia's James Rodriguez, left, scores the opening goal past Uruguay's Diego Godin, front, as Uruguay's Egidio Arevalo Rios gives chase during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, pool)
Rodriguez is clearly a LeBron James and Miami Heat fan, and the feels appears to be mutual. After Colombia's victory against Uruguay, LeBron tweeted: "Man watching this Colombian game I think I have my fav player in the world cup! Obviously his name help that out #Biased #10 #James #WC2014"
James Rodríguez
Rodriguez is clearly a LeBron James and Miami Heat fan, and the feels appears to be mutual. After Colombia's victory against Uruguay, LeBron tweeted: "Man watching this Colombian game I think I have my fav player in the world cup! Obviously his name help that out #Biased #10 #James #WC2014"
Rodriquez already has over 2.49 million followers on Twitter. (<a href="https://twitter.com/jamesdrodriguez/status/474026167675408384/photo/1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:@jamesdrodriguez" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">@jamesdrodriguez</a>/Twitter)
James Rodríguez
Rodriquez already has over 2.49 million followers on Twitter. (@jamesdrodriguez/Twitter)
Colombia&#39;s James Rodriguez (10) celebrates with his teammates after he scored his side&#39;s second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Colombia's James Rodriguez (10) celebrates with his teammates after he scored his side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014
Colombia's James Rodriguez (10) celebrates with his teammates after he scored his side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Monaco&#39;s James Rodriguez, right, challenges for the ball with Reims&#39; player Aissa Mandi their French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium, Friday, Feb. 21 , 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Monaco's James Rodriguez, right, challenges for the ball with Reims' player Aissa Mandi their French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium, Friday, Feb. 21 , 2014
Monaco's James Rodriguez, right, challenges for the ball with Reims' player Aissa Mandi their French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium, Friday, Feb. 21 , 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Monaco&#39;s James Rodriguez of Colombia shoots a penalty and scores the second goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium, Saturday March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Monaco's James Rodriguez of Colombia shoots a penalty and scores the second goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium, Saturday March 8, 2014
Monaco's James Rodriguez of Colombia shoots a penalty and scores the second goal against Sochaux during their French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium, Saturday March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Colombia&#39;s James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his side&#39;s second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014
Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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