"I would rather not comment [on Rodriguez’s substitution]. He trained fine up till yesterday, could hit the ball. There were no injury problems. But, honestly, I do not know at the moment what is his condition, there is no information on him. We need to wait, he went to do a medical expertise. We hope for good news," Pekerman told journalists.

Colombia edged out Senegal 1-0 in their final Group H game in Samara on Thursday to move into the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup.