There may be the best World Cup ever going on in Brazil, but meanwhile, the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio has been lit up in red and white in honour of Canada Day - proof that everyone, everywhere, loves Canadians!
Our hearts where they rocked our cradle,
our love where we spent our toil,
and our faith, and our hope, and our honor,
we pledge to our native soil.
God gave all men all earth to love,
but since our hearts are small,
ordained for each one spot should prove
Beloved over all.
- Rudyard Kipling
James Rodriguez celebrates scoring his team’s first goal vs Uruguay
James Rodríguez scores both goals in a 2-0 win over Uruguay, becoming the tournament’s top scorer and leading Colombia its first ever quarter-finals.
James Rodriguez is making a damn good case to have Ufficiale OMRI added to his name.
ICYMI: James Rodriguez of Colombia has avenged us, with the goal of the World Cup.
Seems Luis Suarez has bitten off more than he can chew. He’s been suspended for 9 matches and 4 months of any and all football-related activity, and is prohibited from entering any stadium during that time - which effectively means his World Cup is over. Read more here.
OFFICIAL: FIFA have opened proceedings re: Luis Suarez, issuing this statement.