Heartbroken James reacts to Colombia elimination
The Bayern Munich star, who was in the stands as his side were knocked out of the World Cup by England, was left in tears after the game.
James Rodríguez could not contain his emotions after Colombia were knocked out of the World Cup by England following a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
Colombia’s captain was an injury doubt for the round of 16 fixture after being withdrawn in La Tricolor’s final group game against Senegal with a calf injury.
Rodríguez, 26, had carried the strain since earlier in the tournament, but was unable to pass a late fitness test and had to watch from the stands.
The Bayern Munich playmaker looked on nervously as Harry Kane gave England the lead on 57 minutes, but was up in celebration as Yerry Mina scored his third goal of the tournament to send the game to extra time.
It was a second heartbreaking World Cup elimination in a row for Colombia’s talisman after they were eliminated by Brazil four years earlier.