2018 FIFA WC: Colombian fans gets special tribute from a star player

James Rodriges gave tribute to the fans

XtraTime Web Desk: Colombian star player James Rodriguez paid his tribute to their fans after their 3-0 victory over Poland on Sunday. “[The fans] are always here, they always support us a lot and we feel it on the pitch. I think that support is very good for all of us,” James said after being named as the Man of the Match.

Towering centre-back Yerry Mina opened the scoring in the must-win game with a close-range header shortly before halftime; with Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado making sure of the victory as Poland chased the game in the second half.

For Falcao, this World Cup has been a long time coming after being forced to miss the 2014 tournament, where Colombia reached the quarterfinals, through injury.

“We’re happy [with Falcao’s goal],” James said of his captain’s well-taken strike.

“Falcao has always been here despite him missing the last World Cup. He’s always been there and I think he deserves it. He’s trained hard, waited four years and today he’s here and I hope he can continue scoring.”

James himself provided the assists for both Mina and Cuadrado.

Colombia will now face Senegal in their third and final group game on 28th June, where a win would secure James and co. a place in the knockout stages of a second successive World Cup.

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