Rodriguez still tops goal-scorers list
Rio de Janeiro: Converting the penalty against Brazil Friday night, Colombia`s James Rodriguez scored his sixth goal to top the goal scorers` chart at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
However, Rodriguez will not be playing any more in the tournament after his team got eliminated, beaten 1-2 by Brazil.
Following are the leading goal scorers at World Cup finals after Friday`s matches:
Argentinean Lionel Messi and Germany`s Thomas Mueller, who have scored four goals each, and Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben, who have three goals, have a chance of catching up with Rodrigues, and even going past him.
Brazil`s Neymar, who also has scored four goals, is, however, out of the competition with a broken vertebra sustained in the quarter-final match against Colombia.
The leading scorers:
-- 6 goals: James Rodriguez (Colombia)
-- 4 goals: Lionel Messi (Argentina), Thomas Mueller (Germany), Neymar (Brazil)
-- 3 goals: Van Persie, Arjen Robben (both Netherlands), Benzema (France), Shaqiri (Switzerland), Enner Valencia (Ecuador)
-- 2 goals: Andre Ayew, Gyan (both Ghana), Wilfred Bony, Gervinho (both Cote d`Ivoire), Djabou, Slimani (both Algeria), Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic (both Croatia), Tim Cahill (Australia), Clint Dempsey (US), Memphis Depay (Netherlands), Mats Hummels (Germany), David Luiz (Brazil), Jackson Martinez (Colombia), Ahmed Musa (Nigeria), Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica), Alexis Sanchez (Chile), Luis Suarez (Uruguay).