On July 4th, the world will witness two of the best young stars of soccer in James Rodriguez and Neymar. Two absolutely ruthless and talented scorers will provide World Cup viewers with the action everyone wants. Rodriguez tops the scorer list with five goals, and Neymar is right behind him with four. Both teams are incredibly talented and will truly be the battle for South America.
Colombia are a deadly team that can send the host team home in a disappointing fashion. Juan Cuadrado providing four assists and a goal and Rodriguez being a man possessed on the pitch has led many soccer fans to forget about Radamel Falcao. I know – how can anyone dismiss Falcao? Rodriguez has simply been amazing and has led Colombia to a deep World Cup run.
Out of the 25 total matches between the two countries, Brazil have won 15, drew eight and lost twice. Brazil’s impressive track record against the Colombians may be in jeopardy as Colombia are looking stronger than ever. Colombia are able to move up the pitch with ease by using speed and accurate passing, which in this game is the Holy Grail.
This match will provide fireworks on the Fourth of July and will not fall along the same lines as many of the previous matches. Don’t look for an absence of goals, because both of these teams can and will provide plenty of goals to entertain all World Cup viewers.
Collin Ruby is a soccer writer for RantSports.com, Follow him on Twitter @Collin_Ruby