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David Luiz tells fans to applaud crying James Rodriguez (Video)

Colombia may have lost in the quarterfinals of the World Cup to Brazil 2-1, but James Rodriguez certainly made his mark on the tournament as the breakout star.

Rodriguez scored in each of Colombia’s matches, including a goal on a penalty kick to put Colombia on the board Friday. He exited the tournament as the leader for the Golden Boot with six goals.

The Brazilian players were well aware of Rodriguez’s brilliance throughout the tournament and wanted to see him receive the recognition he deserved. As seen in the video at the top, Brazilian captain David Luiz instructed the fans to applaud a crying Rodriguez.

Luiz also consoled young James, and the two traded jerseys.

The look on Rodriguez’s face after the match was heartbreaking, but he has nothing to feel badly about:

James Rodriguez crying

The kid was a stud on the world’s biggest stage and exits as the top player.

James Rodriguez scores ridiculous goal against Uruguay (Video)

James RodriguezColombia’s James Rodriguez has proven himself as one of the best and most productive players at the World Cup.

James scored in the 28th minute to give Colombia a 1-0 lead over Uruguay during their round of 16 match Saturday on a beautiful left-footed kick to the top left corner from just outside the box.

Rodriguez also scored in the 49th minute to make it 2-0 Colombia, giving him five goals in the World Cup.

Rodriguez has now scored in every single one of Colombia’s World Cup Games. He scored once in a 3-0 win over Greece, he scored in a 4-1 win over Japan, and he scored in a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast.