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The Colombia striker urges his team-mates to continue the hard work which has seen them reach the quarter-final stage of the World Cup for the first time in their history

Adrian Ramos has implored Colombia to continue in exactly the same vein as they prepare for their World Cup quarter-final against Brazil.

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Jose Pekerman's side have been among the most impressive nations at the tournament so far, winning all four games with the likes of James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado particularly catching the eye.

A 2-0 win over Uruguay on Saturday propelled them into the last eight for the first time in their history, setting up a tie with the hosts in Fortaleza on Friday.

"We must continue our work," Ramos told a press conference on Monday.

"It is doing a good job and we have to continue that idea as it has given us results.

"We are not afraid but we respect the Brazilian national team. We have to keep dreaming and keep believing.

"We know that what we are doing now excites the Colombian people and we hope to continue our job. We have the opportunity to make history and we will continue to give everything."