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England open the score against Colombia

04 July, 2018, 00:34 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Belgium's Adnan Januzaj celebrates after a goal in a match against England during the 2018 Fifa World Cup

The news means that it is likely that the 2014 Golden Boot victor will play some part against the "Three Lions", which would be a major boost for the Colombians as they seek to defeat England for the first time in their history.

England, meanwhile, dropped the tempo slightly, happy to play the ball around the back to see the game out. "There are teams that have world-class stars, but in the end they do not make the difference alone. If we think that this is a great opportunity, we have a massive chance".

"It is 10 years since we have won a knockout fixture", said the England head coach at his pre-match press conference on Monday.

"We're confident and looking to change things", Alli said.

England take on Colombia in a crunch World Cup last-16 tie in Moscow this evening. He will also be aware of Harry Kane, his strengths and perhaps, his weaknesses and ways to keep him quiet.

"But we have played tough matches that have made us stronger, more confident and with more belief in ourselves". Our players play in the best clubs, the best leagues, and are used to playing in matches of this size, so nothing will frighten us. We always give everything for our country.

Now, the Soccerbot has digested the film, crunched the numbers and broken down every single player on Colombia and England's rosters.

The victor plays the Sweden-Switzerland victor in a quarterfinal at 10 a.m. Saturday in Samara (Fox). But Goal.com reports that John Stones may be a doubt after picking up a calf injury.


For Colombia the focus is on James Rodriguez, who went off injured during Colombia's 1-0 win over Senegal on Thursday and missed training Friday and Saturday.

Manager Jose Pekerman said before the game that Rodriguez had undergone an MRI scan which showed the injury was not serious, per Joe Shread at Sky Sports.

England boss Gareth Southgate has urged his team not to look further than the Round of 16 clash with Colombia.

England largely controlled a tetchy first half which grew increasingly bad tempered, with Colombia doing their best to provoke their opponents. Only two outfield players from the side that started against Belgium are likely to start this last-16 game.

Luis Muriel, who had replaced James against Senegal, was an option once more should the attacking midfielder be ruled out. Defeated Panama, 6-1. Lost to Belgium, 1-0.

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Previous results: Defeated Tunisia, 2-1.

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