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World Cup Round of 16: Colombia v. Uruguay

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The second match of the day sees an impressive Colombia side led by James Rodriguez meet Uruguay at the Maracana.

Gabriel Rossi

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Colombia v. Uruguay
Saturday, June 28th | 10PM BST/4PM EST
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Round of 16

Brazil and Chile mostly delivered in the day's opener, and now we shift focus to the Maracana, where Colombia and Uruguay will square off. Colombia proved one of the tournament's better sides through group play, finishing with nine points from nine and scoring ten goals along the way. The star throughout has been James Rodriguez, who scored in each of the three wins and notched two assists in the 4-1 romp over Japan. Falcao's absence has barely been felt, and Colombia now look poised for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Part of that will be down to the fact that Uruguay have yet to really impress despite winning two of their three matches in group play; Luis Suarez dragged them to victory over England, but he'll obviously be missing today after incurring a nine-match international ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini. That means it's mostly back to the eleven they started with against Costa Rica, who eased to 3-1 victory in the opener.

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