No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That’s actually a gigantic bug that landed on Rodriguez’s shoulder as he celebrated his crucial goal.
James’ friendly insect visitor could not spur his team on to victory, though, as Brazil hung on for a 2-1 win to advance to the semifinals.
Rodriguez — who led the tournament with a remarkable six goals in five games through Friday — broke down sobbing after his team’s exit. In a touching display of sportsmanship, Brazil’s David Luiz consoled Rodriguez and, as is soccer tradition, swapped jerseys with the promising young star.