Jan 14, 2015

    Rodriguez wins goal of the year

    COLOMBIAN star James Rodriguez's sublime volley against Uruguay in their last-16 match at the World Cup was voted goal of the year at the Fifa Ballon d'Or awards in Zurich on Monday.

    The 23-year-old - who was outstanding as Colombia reached the quarter-finals, only to lose to Brazil - came out on top, ahead of Robin van Persie's header at full stretch against Spain in the World Cup final group game against Spain and surprise finalist Irishwoman Stephanie Roche.

    Rodriguez, who earned a big money move to Real Madrid on the back of his performances at the World Cup, said it was a special award for his country.