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James Rodriguez strike voted best goal of World Cup

Colombian striker James Rodriguez's stunning volley against Uruguay has been voted the best goal of the World Cup, Fifa has announced.

The Monaco midfielder, who is rumoured to be on the verge of a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, also won the Golden Boot after netting five times at the tournament in Brazil.

James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his spectacular goal against Uruguay. Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

He beat off competition from the Netherlands' Robin van Persie, whose impressive header against Spain was voted the second best goal.