Stop me if you've heard this one. Colombia have a dynamic playmaker in the mould of a No.10 with connections to Porto. You'd be justified in thinking that was the precursor to talk of James Rodriguez.
However there's a man in Colombia's squad that is potentially just as exciting. His name is Juan Fernando Quintero. Kristan Heneage takes a look at the talented youngster.
Aged 21, and currently on the books of Porto, his European journey begun with Italian side Pescara. Signed for a fee of €5million by Porto, the Portuguese club placed a hefty €40million release clause into his contract.
Incredibly talented, Quintero is a player that appears to value nutmegs alongside goals in terms of importance. Creative, dangerous from distance, able to play long and short, Quintero is very much the mould of a classic no10 (the number he also wears at club level after Rodriguez's departure to Monaco last summer).
Yet in truth, his first season at Porto was underwhelming. There was undoubtedly flashes of brilliance, but they were just that, flashes. Playing amidst instability and coaching changes, few have shone at the Estadio Do Dragao this season.
Thus it is unsurprising that since linking up with Colombia, Quintero has once again been able to show his true talent. The 21-year-old is clearly a favourite of coach Jose Pékerman having made his senior debut under him.
It came before he sampled the U20 World Cup with Colombia. While his country did not succeed, Quintero certainly courted admirers.
In amongst them was Australia coach Paul Okon: "It's difficult to judge a player at this age and know if he'll have a great career, but sometimes it's just blindingly obvious when you get to see a future star. Juan Quintero has got something extra and you can already see that, despite his young age."
He has also received backing from closer to home in the shape of Carlos Valderrama. “What are they waiting for?” The former Montpellier midfielder asked last summer. “Until he is 30 to call him? This player is ready! The qualifiers are going to prepare him for the World Cup.”
Pékerman of course has history with playmakers. The Argentinian coach often fought the corner of Juan Roman Riquelme – a player who polarises opinion – building teams around him at both youth and senior level.
Quintero has played just 82 minutes at this World Cup -- a conscious decision by Pékerman. The coach has significant experience of youth coaching after guiding Argentina to three U20 World Cup wins. Consequently he is eager to expose Quintero gradually.
Yet even during his brief exposure to the World Cup, the Porto man has made an impact. A substitute against the Ivory Coast, it took Quintero just minutes before he was attempting to lob the goalkeeper from nigh the half-way line.
A subtle indication of his self-confidence, it was rewarded a short time later when he recorded his first goal. “I always knew about the potential of Juan, we’ve always trusted his ability,” Pekerman said afterwards.
As the chalkboard below shows, it was certainly an eventful debut for Quintero.
Linked to Manchester United, Inter Milan, and a clutch of other top clubs Quintero still requires some polishing. If his debut against Ivory Coast outlined his potential, a second showing against Japan provided an insight into what needs work.
A touch ponderous on the ball, eager to make every pass a decisive one, Pékerman unsurprisingly pulled Quintero in place of Rodriguez, who proceeded to enhance his own reputation with a goal and two assists.
Oft compared on the pitch, Rodriguez and Quintero are close off it. The latter sought the former's advice when attempting to adjust to life in Portugal. That saw him move in with their mutual friend and Colombia teammate Jackson Martinez.
Unlikely to start against Brazil, there remains every chance Quintero could be the super-sub Pékerman requires. A chance to down Brazil, Quintero's chance to shine on the grandest of stages may not come at this World Cup, but given his precocious talent, you imagine it will only be a matter of time.