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James Rodríguez, Colombia And Real Madrid Forward, Receives World Cup Golden Boot

08/08/2014 14:20 BST | Updated 08/08/2014 14:59 BST

James Rodríguez has finally got his hands on the World Cup Golden Boot.

The 23-year-old forward, who recently joined Real Madrid for £63 million from AS Monaco, hit six goals in Brazil as the captivating Colombians reached the quarter-finals.

Rodríguez scored against Greece, the Ivory Coast, Japan, twice against Uruguay and a penalty in the last eight defeat to Brazil.

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Rodríguez enjoyed a phenomenal finals with Colombia

Although Lionel Messi was peculiarly awarded the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament, many consider Rodríguez to have been the standout player on show.

His chest-and-volley versus Uruguay was also voted the Goal of the Tournament, capping a phenomenal finals for the former Porto forward.