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Copa America 2024: James Rodriguez celebrates 100 games with Colombia: “I’m enjoying every game as if it were the last”

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Copa America 2024: James Rodriguez celebrates 100 games with Colombia: “I’m enjoying every game as if it were the last”

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Colombia remains undefeated (20 consecutive meetings since the arrival of Nestor Lorenzo) To the rhythm dictated by James Rodriguez, who is celebrating. Coffee “10” He completed his 100th match against Bolivia with the selection, Where I became a starter again , and was able to celebrate with A new Victory (3-0) in his last preparatory test before the start of the America’s Cup. It will be next June 25 against Paraguay.

“A very important character. Now the good things begin. We have to be good, we are ready. We have to prepare well mentally. Every match is special, I live it like a dream, I love this shirt like no other. This shirt is a beautiful thing and I am enjoying every game as if it were my last.”, Announced after the match against Bolivia.

This shirt is a nice thing and I enjoy every game as if it were the last

James Rodriguez, Colombia national team player

Coincidences of fate, James made his debut for Colombia in October 2011 against Bolivia In a qualifying match for the 2014 World Cup. Since then, he has become a regular and His performance at the World Cup in Brazil helped him sign with Real Madrid. Each company has six of 27 goals This adds up with the selection in these 100 games. He has only Radamel Falcao in front of him (36). In addition, if he plays three more matches, he will break into the top 5 of the Colombian national team.

  1. David Ospina: 129 games
  2. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado: 116 games
  3. Carlos Valderrama: 111 games
  4. Radamel Falcao: 105 games
  5. Mario Yepes: 102 matches
  6. Lionel Varis: 101 games
  7. James Rodriguez: 100 games

During these 13 years, James ‘ career has seen Constant ups and downs This led to him losing his position with the arrival of Nestor Lorenzo on the bench. However, His performances in recent matches convinced the Argentine coach to give him the captain. He has been a starter in the last three meetings and reached the America’s Cup as a captain. “We keep going at it, we’re having a good time and we have to do things right.”

We’re getting on with it, we’re going through a good time and we have to do the right things

James Rodriguez, Colombia national team player

‘Slam the door’ for Boca Juniors

The future of James, who is 32 years old, is still unknown. This tournament has barely played 265′ in the ranks of Sao Paulo and The contract expires on June 30, 2025. Since Chicho Serna, Boca Juniors advisor, opened the door to Possible landing of James in Bombonera, Speculation about his return to Argentina rose after he left Banfield in 2010.

I have no plans to sign for Boca Juniors or move to Argentina right now

James Rodriguez, Colombia national team player

James was asked about it after the match against Bolivia , and for now, the door is closed: “I don’t plan to sign with Boca Juniors or move to Argentina now. I am focusing on the Copa America and then deciding my future.”, You admit ’10’.

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