Comments: Who's been the best player of the tournament?

  • 29 June 2014
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With the knockout stages of the World Cup well underway, Newsround wants to know who you think has been the best player of this year's tournament.

Perhaps you think it's Colombia's James Rodriguez after his match-winning display against Uruguay?

With five goals, Rodriguez is the leading scorer in the tournament, but Lionel Messi, Neymar and Thomas Muller are close behind with four goals each.

But maybe it's not about the number of goals, but the style of play that marks out a brilliant player?

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Campbell in Costa Rica - he has done wonders for his team after beating Italy, Uruguay and drawing with England. I think Costa Rica will win with Campbell in as long as he doesn't get booked!

Rahul, London, England

The best player is Robin Van Persie because he scored the best goal of the tournament and has set up some goals. COME ON RVP!

Bobby, Birmingham, England

I think Neymar Jr is the best in Brazil because he has a lot of pace and great skills. Also because he has scored some cracking goals joint with James Rodriguez. He's a brilliant player!

Sheree, Isle Of Man

Neymar Jr is the best after tricking the goalie on his penalty shot against Chile.

Beth, Paisley, Scotland

I think Diego Godin has been the best player in the World Cup so far.

Honesto, Edinburgh, Scotland

James Rodriguez is amazing but I also think Rooney as I support Man U.

Olivia, Northern Ireland

By far it's James Rodriguez, he's top scorer with 5 goals and 2 assists, he's also a great playmaker and his goals are great.

James, London, England

I think Messi has been the best player because he scores the goals and he's just amazing.

Katie, Berkshire, England

I think James Rodriguez has been the best player of the World Cup because he has scored some cracking goals joint with Neymar.

Dan, Leicestershire, England

I think Lionel Messi has been the best player of the tournament so far because his goals are amazing and he is a brilliant player

Charlotte, Isle of Man

I think that Ronaldo is the best player - he hasn't won all the games he played but he is still a great player and won against Ghana by scoring one of the winning goals.

Megan, Hampshire, England

I think the Netherlands have played really well, especially Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie. Van Persie's header against Spain was amazing.

Sophie, Hertfordshire, England

There are a few competitors: Muller, Messi, Sanchez and Neymar. Ronaldo played well too despite his team being knocked out in the group stages. I'd have to say Cristian Rodriguez for his match winning displays and great confidence.

Yasser, England

I think that Robben has been the best player of the tournament as he has made the right decisions in the games Netherland have played and has scored some amazing goals. He has played to the best of his ability and has performed amazingly.

Oliver, London, England

I think Rooney - even though England is out he's still the best player.

Isobel

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