James put the Cafeteros in the lead with a spectacular effort from the edge of the penalty area in the 36th minute, thrilling a largely pro-Colombia crowd at Raymond James Stadium.
James Rodriguez shone for Bayern Munich, scoring a goal and winning a penalty, as the German champions registered a 2-0 victory at Schalke to stay top on Saturday.
Citing sources close to the case, the daily said James was transferred to Real Madrid from Monaco for 80 million euros mid-2014, but that year he registered as a non-resident.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Colombia coach Jose Pekerman admits 'concern' over injured playmaker James Rodriguez
After playing a cameo role for 10-man Colombia in a 2-1 opening defeat to Japan due to a calf injury niggle, Rodriguez returned to the fray for a decisive performance in their 3-0 win over Poland.
James Rodriguez remains a doubt for Colombia's World Cup opener against Japan after missing training on Friday due to muscle fatigue.
The South Americans, led by forward stars Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez, start their Group H campaign against Japan on June 19 in Saransk.
Colombia opens Group H on Tuesday against Japan, plays the second game near its Kazan base against Poland on June 24, and concludes against Senegal on June 28.
James Rodriguez believes he has recaptured the sort of form that made him one of the stars of the 2014 World Cup.
The absence of any of the really big names in theory means Group H could be the most open of all in Russia.
Senegal are dreaming of doing the same as they return to the tournament for the first time since reaching the quarter-finals in 2002.
FCF said in a brief statement that the players did work in the gym and also took part in passing and tight-space drills.
Bayern Munich terminated their bid for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez following the coming of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid.
A quick look at how the Colombian’s career has progressed so far ...