Previous
Getafe
Valencia
0
3
FT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Ipswich Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Academica de Coimbra
Estoril
2
2
FT
Game Details
Getafe
Valencia
0
3
FT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Ipswich Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Chester City
Wrexham
2
1
FT
Game Details
Spezia
Carpi
1
2
FT
Game Details
Valenciennes
Clermont Foot
2
1
FT
Game Details
Academica de Coimbra
Estoril
2
2
FT
Game Details
FK Amkar Perm
Krasnodar
1
2
FT
Game Details
FK Torpedo Moscow
Dinamo Moscow
1
3
FT
Game Details
Istanbul Buyuksehir BSK
Trabzonspor
1
1
FT
Game Details
Bursaspor
Besiktas
0
1
FT
Game Details
Panetolikos
PAOK Salonika
0
1
FT
Game Details
FC Vestsjaelland
AaB
1
0
FT
Game Details
Atvidabergs FF
IFK Norrkoping
2
2
FT
Game Details
Defensa y Justicia
San Lorenzo
1
3
FT
Game Details
Racing Club
Newell's Old Boys
1
1
FT
Game Details
Unión de Santa Fe
Huracán
3
0
FT
Game Details
Douglas Haig
Guarini A. Franco
1
1
FT
Game Details
Santamarina
Patronato
0
0
FT
Game Details
River Plate
Fénix
3
1
FT
Game Details
Shimizu S-Pulse
Gamba Osaka
5:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vegalta Sendai
Kashima Antlers
5:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Albirex Niigata
Urawa Red Diamonds
5:30 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Tokyo
Tokushima Vortis
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Yokohama F. Marinos
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Omiya Ardija
Kawasaki Frontale
6:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
Richard Jolly profile picture Posted by Richard Jolly
Jul 1, 2014

Fernandinho wary of James Rodriguez

Colombia's James Rodriguez scored one of the goals of the World Cup with a venomous volley from distance.

Fernandinho thinks there is no way Brazil will man-mark Colombia's James Rodriguez when they face the World Cup's top scorer in Friday's quarterfinal.

- PVC: Brazil's streak vs. Colombia at stake

Monaco playmaker Rodriguez has scored in every game in the tournament and his tally of five goals included a spectacular volley in the 2-0 victory over Uruguay.

Manchester City's Fernandinho, who came into Brazil's starting XI for the round-of-16 tie against Chile, could be a key player in manager Luiz Felipe Scolari's plan to subdue the 22-year-old, especially as holding midfielder Luiz Gustavo is suspended.

ColombiaColombia
UruguayUruguay
2
0
FT
Match 50
Game Details

But the 29-year-old doubts that any one player will be detailed to police Rodriguez, who also has two assists in the World Cup.

"Wherever I have played, man-marking does not exist any more. It needs to be done zonally," Fernandinho told FIFA.com.

Rodriguez cost Monaco 45 million euros last summer and Fernandinho, who faced him for Shakhtar Donetsk in 2011, believes Brazil have to keep him quiet.

"I played against him in the Champions League. It was at the start of his time in Europe and he wasn't yet a first-choice for Porto," added Fernandinho.

"Already in that game he showed his technical quality with his left foot. In this World Cup he is showing everyone that the money Monaco paid for him was well invested. The less space he gets against us, the better it will be for Brazil."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.