Rodriguez

  • Ronaldo nets thrice as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo 82 September 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez added braces as Real Madrid rolled past Deportivo La Coruna 82 to emphatically end their twogame losing skid in the Spanish league on Saturday. After Madrid romped, defending champion Atletico Madrid slipped to a 22 draw with Celta...
  • James Rodriguez starting to make a mark at Real Madrid September 18, 2014

    Madrid: Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup. Real, who play at Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Saturday, snapped up the golden boot winner for a fee of around 80...
  • Champions League: Bale, Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid rout Basel 51 September 17, 2014

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of their Champions League title with a swaggering 51 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended their 12year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to...
  • Real Madrid post record revenue of $782 million September 6, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid has reported a record income of 603.9 million euros ($782.4 million) over the past year and made a net profit of 38.5 million euros ($50 million), the club's president announced Friday. Florentino Perez presented the annual report for 20132014, saying that the club's net debt of 71.5 million...
  • La Liga: New season of hope for big teams Barcelona, Real Madrid August 24, 2014

    Barcelona: The Spanish league opens this weekend with the three main title contenders Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and Barcelona all facing smaller clubs they will be expected to beat. Defending champion Atletico Madrid have the most challenging matchup, playing at Rayo Vallecano, while the two traditional powerhouses start the...
  • Rodriguez scores on debut as Real draw 11 with Atletico in Super Cup first leg August 20, 2014

    Madrid: James Rodriguez scored in his Spanish debut as Real Madrid earned a 11 draw against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Super Cup on Tuesday. Rodriguez came on for Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half at the Santiago Bernabeu and found the back of the net in the...
  • Maxi Rodriguez backs Martino to be Argentina coach August 12, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Argentine footballer and threetime World Cup participant Maximiliano Rodriguez has backed former Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino to be the next coach of Argentina's national team. Amid speculations that Martino has been selected as coach, the Newell's Old Boys midfielder, 33, said on Monday that Martino "is very hardworking, crazy...
  • James Rodriguez to make Real Madrid debut in Super Cup August 12, 2014

    Cardiff: After exquisite touches and exceptional goals established him as the World Cup's breakthrough star, James Rodriguez has a new platform to showcase his skills at Real Madrid starting with his debut in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. The versatile 23yearold playmaker, who landed a $108million move from Monaco...
  • Sevilla, Real Madrid prepare for European Super Cup August 12, 2014

    Madrid: Sevilla and Real Madrid will play for their first title of the new football season on Tuesday when the two Spanish clubs contest the European Super Cup in Cardiff. The traditional game between the winners of the Europa League and the Champions League should serve as a barometer of the...
  • James Rodriguez hopes World Cup form continues at Real Madrid August 8, 2014

    Madrid: James Rodriguez hopes the scoring streak that earned him the Golden Boot award at the World Cup continues after his move to European champion Real Madrid. Madrid paid Monaco a reported $108 million for the Colombia forward after he scored a tournamentleading six goals at this summer's World Cup in...
  • Rodriguez Real Madrid's third most expensive signing July 23, 2014

    Madrid: Colombian international James Rodriguez has agreed to a sixyearcontract which will see him earn around six million euros a year and keep him at Real Madrid until 2020. The Spanish giants on Tuesday confirmed Rodriguez's signing from French outfit AS Monaco for a fee believed to be in the region...
  • James Rodriguez signs sixyear deal with Real Madrid July 22, 2014

    Madrid: James Rodriguez has signed a sixyear deal with Real Madrid. The club said that the 23yearold Colombia forward will be introduced to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. He scored a tournamentleading six goals at the World Cup in Brazil. Rodriguez passed a medical examination earlier at...
  • Forward James Rodriguez likely headed for Real Madrid July 22, 2014

    Madrid: James Rodriguez, the Colombia striker who was the top scorer at the World Cup, is closing in on a deal with Real Madrid. The 23yearold Monaco forward scored six goals in Brazil, including a spectacular volley against Uruguay in the second round. Spanish sports newspaper As said on Monday that Monaco...
  • World Cup 2014 Final: Will Germany succumb to Messi magic? July 13, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team. Lionel Messi will lead Argentina out against Germany at Maracana Stadium on Sunday for a game that will define careers, cement legacies and...
  • World Cup 2014: A look at some of the best goals so far July 12, 2014

    Robin van Persie scored one of the most eyecatching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez blasted in one of the tournament's most spectacular after controlling the ball with his chest and volleying home from outside the area. The world will be treated to quite a...
  • World Cup 2014: Five of the best goals from the tournament July 8, 2014

    The 2014 World Cup has produced several goals of outstanding quality. The following are five of the best so far according to Reuters. James Rodriguez (Colombia 2 Uruguay 0) Rodriguez had already caught the eye with his performances in the first round but his opener against Uruguay in the Round of 16...
  • Zac Efron snapped kissing Michelle Rodriguez on vacation in Sardinia July 8, 2014

    Rome: Actor Zac Efron sparked rumours he is romancing actress Michelle Rodriguez after they were snapped kissing while on holiday in Italy over the weekend. In the pictures, the "High School Musical" star hints at a new relationship with Rodriguez as he bends down to kiss her while onboard a yacht...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez referee picked for BrazilGermany semifinal July 7, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: The referee who failed to see Luis Suarez bite an opponent has been picked to officiate Brazil's World Cup semifinal against Germany. FIFA says on its website that Marco Rodriguez of Mexico will referee the match in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. Rodriguez has handled two World Cup matches, including...
  • 'Rodriguez controlled by a locust?' Funniest Twitter reactions to the giant locust that saddled on Rodriguez's arm July 5, 2014

    The highlight for Colombia in the quarter final match against Brazil in the FIFA World Cup was the penalty kick that James Rodriguez converted to a goal. Despite the 21 loss against Brazil, Rodriguez's stellar performance throughout the tournament is something no one will forget. However, Rodriguez's sixth goal in...
  • World Cup 2014: Pride and sorrow for tearful Rodriguez as Colombia exit July 5, 2014

    Colombia were not helped by the decisionmaking of referee Carlos Velasco Carballo, tearful playmaker James Rodriguez said after their World Cup quarterfinal defeat by Brazil on Friday. "I'm crying because we gave everything. Unfortunately, the referee didn't help much. Brazil is a good team but we gave everything so we are...
  • Australian Open champ Li Na, coach part ways July 4, 2014

    London: Twotime major champion Li Na and coach Carlos Rodriguez are parting ways after nearly two years together. Li's agent, Max Eisenbud, says Rodriguez is no longer able to travel on the tennis circuit. Instead, Rodriguez will spend more time at his tennis academy in Beijing. In August 2012, Li hired Rodriguez,...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar and Rodriguez to duel in World Cup quarters July 4, 2014

    Fortaleza: Brazil striker Neymar and Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez have led their teams to the World Cup quarterfinals, dominating the attention and the scoring. The 22yearold stars will go headtohead when Brazil plays Colombia on Friday, when only one will get the chance to continue his run at the tournament. Wearing the...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil face upbeat Colombia in quarters July 4, 2014

    Teresopolis: Brazil and Colombia enter the World Cup quarterfinals with totally different mindsets. Brazil are surrounded by doubts after a more difficult start than expected to the tournament it is hosting. Colombia are upbeat after convincing performances and four straight wins. While the hosts narrowly beat Chile in a penalty shootout...
  • World Cup 2014: An unfamiliar face of Colombia beams at Brazil July 3, 2014

    Bogota, Colombia: The euphoria in soccermad Colombia is deafening, and wonderfully contagious, ahead of Friday's doordie World Cup match against host Brazil. Never before has the starcrossed nation made the quarterfinals. Some are even waxing poetic about World Cup unity accelerating the pace of 18monthold peace talks to end a...
  • World Cup 2014: James Rodriguez needs special attention, says Brazil's Ramires July 2, 2014

    Brazil's midfielder Ramires says the fivetime World Champions need to be wary of Colombia's key man James Rodriguez during their World Cup quarterfinal faceoff in Fortaleza on Friday. "I have never played against him before, but I had seen him since he was in Porto, I watch the Portuguese channels and...
  • World Cup 2014: The Coffee Men from Colombia take Brazil by storm June 30, 2014

    Two seasons ago Sir Alex Ferguson, then the manager of Manchester United, bid 35 million Euros for Colombia's James Rodriguez. FC Porto wanted more, but those were the stingy days of Gill, Ferguson and Glazers and so a year later, Rodriguez went to Monaco for 45 million. In 2010 however, Rodriguez...
  • As it happened: Japan vs Colombia and Greece vs Ivory Coast, World Cup 2014 June 25, 2014

    Catch all the Live updates from both the Group C matches as Japan look for missing spark against Colombia whereas Greece take on a resurgent Ivory Coast. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Coach Alberto Zaccheroni must urgently find a way to unlock Japan's attacking potential against alreadyqualified Colombia but...
  • The Beautiful Game: Youngsters shine in Colombia's win over Ivory Coast June 20, 2014

    Colombia scored twice in six minutes in a lively second half to beat Ivory Coast 21. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Statistical 'Best XI' throws up surprises June 19, 2014

    A "Best XI" team based on a statistical analysis of the first round of World Cup matches, which ended with Russia's 11 draw with South Korea in Group H on Tuesday, has thrown up some surprising choices. None of the back four are household names and all play for teams not...
  • FIFA World Cup: Spanish star Rodriguez leads google searches June 10, 2014

    Rising Spanish star Jese Rodriguez has emerged as the most popular young football star on Google among those who would make their debut in the FIFA World Cup which gets underway in Brazil on Thursday. Rodriguez was the third highest goal scorer for his team in the U20 World Cup tournament...