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James Rodríguez: Grasshopper Clings Onto Colombia Forward

05/07/2014 11:20 BST | Updated 05/07/2014 11:59 BST
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Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates with a locust on his arm after scoring during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

James Rodríguez had an unusual companion to celebrate with after he reduced the arrears in Colombia's 2-1 World Cup defeat to Brazil - a grasshopper.

After the Colombian forward converted his a penalty past Júlio César, it was when he raced to collect the ball and hasten the re-start that a grasshopper clung onto his sleeve.

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A grasshopper was spotted on Rodríguez's arm as he dashed back to the centre circle

Eventually, the insect flew off when Rodríguez reached the centre circle in Fortaleza's Estádio Castelão.

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The grasshopper clung onto the World Cup badge emblazoned on Rodríguez's arm

Rodríguez, one of the players of the tournament, was in tears as Colombia were eliminated at the quarter-final stage.

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It flew off shortly after Rodríguez scored to halve the deficit

The Monaco winger scored six goals, usually the standard haul for the Golden Boot winner, at the finals.