VIDEO: James Rodriguez scores stunning 30 yard volley at World Cup

James Rodriguez playing for Columbia

The Monaco star scored an unbelievable effort during Colombia's game with Uruguay.

Colombia forward James Rodriguez scored an absolute screamer to help his side through to the World Cup quarter finals against South American rivals Uruguay.

Already impressing as one of the stars of the tournament, Rodriguez proved himself a megastar in the making with another phenomenal performance against a Uruguay side toothless, if you excuse the pun, without Luis Suarez.

The real moment of magic came in the 28th minute. The 22-year-old received a header from teammate Abel Aguilar, taking it on his chest before turning and volleying a fierce left foot volley from 30 yards out that flew past Fernando Muslera and into the goal off the underside of the bar.


To those of a certain generation, it could be said to be Tony Yeboah-esque, though for the youngster to pull off such a strike in the knockout stages of the World Cup is something else.

Rodriguez would go on to double Colombia's lead in the second half with a simple finish from Juan Cuadrado's header.

The brace took him to 5 goals for the tournament, and left him clear of Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller and Neyma, all of whom have a goal less.

The likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham have been linked with the winger in the past, but if keeps performing as he is Brazil, he is likely to cost significantly more than the near £40 million Monaco paid to take him to Ligue 1.

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