Marcela Clavija said victory would be extra-special for Colombia to avenge a defeat nearly exactly 20 years ago, even if the match had been long forgotten in England.
The big news for Colombia is that the talismanic James Rodriguez is not fit enough to start.
"It's an exciting time to be an England fan". And so many times reality has quickly come back to bite us. Forsberg finally finished one of them, with help of a deflection, and that was that.
Kane has scored six goals in his first three World Cup appearances for England - only three players have scored more in their first three matches; Hungary's Sandor Kocsis (9), Germany's Gerd Muller (7) and Argentina's Guillermo Stabile (7).
England, historically awful in penalty kicks on the big stage, dramatically prevailed over Colombia 4-3 on spot kicks after a 1-1 tie to advance in a major knockout competition for the first time since 2006.
Rodriguez, who spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid, went into the tournament nursing a calf problem and limped out of the Senegal game after missing the defeat to Japan.
"I just hope Gareth allows them to do that in this game against Colombia and doesn't maybe think it's a knockout game you need to hold back a bit". They managed 11 against Belgium. Neville likened the current euphoria to 1990 when explaining why England should fancy their chances after accepting second place in their group.
But it was exactly such thinking which almost tripped Sir Bobby Robson's England up in that very 1990 tournament of which he speaks.
Harry Kane gave England the lead with a penalty kick in the 57th minute. "I have the power and agility".
Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (AC Deportivo Cali), and Jose Fernando Cuadrado (CD Once Caldas). Both the teams have often shown that they are prone to errors on the field. The reason was not hard to understand: "Belgium played far more creative, imaginative and positive soccer".
Things seem to be riding high for England with every bounce going their way while they sit and watch other top teams tumble out of the tournament.
While defensive midfielder Abel Alguilar is likely to be available again after sustaining an injury to his left abductor against Poland, Pekerman is likely to opt again for the pairing of Carlos Sanchez and Mateus Uribe in front of the defense.
All of a sudden the public opinion has gone from England having no chance to them never having a better chance.
One of Russia, Croatia, Switzerland, Sweden, England or Colombia will reach the showpiece final in Moscow on July 15.
Sweden will a tough opponent in the quarterfinals, though, and England's recent record against the Swedes hasn't been great.
While the English may already be planning their World Cup celebrations, Pekerman and his side will be thinking otherwise and they certainly posses enough quality to book date with either Sweden or Switzerland in the last eight of Russian Federation 2018.
On Thursday, a gunman opened fire on the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis , Maryland , killing at least five people. It prompted New York City police to immediately tighten security at news organizations in the nation's media capital .
Germany is out of the World Cup, the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage. Sweden won the group after thrashing Mexico 3-0 to also deny South Korea a spot in the knockout stages. 2018 - Germany
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The toy store chain announced in March they would be closing down and the few remaining stores are closing for good this week. Toys R Us' troubles have also shaken some big toy makers like Mattel and Hasbro.
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Low was a prisoner of his own success as he kept faith in a set of players who have done the job for him over the years. The Times also claim an arrogant presumption of success existed in the Germany camp before the World Cup started.
He can become a free agent in 2019, which has forced the Spurs to seriously contemplate moving on from their disgruntled star. James is now on holiday in Anguilla, dropping $75,000 a week to stay in a luxury mansion while he sorts out his future.
Goals on Saturday - the most goals on a day of World Cup knockout football since 1970, when the two semi-finals produced 11 goals. The win may have come at a price, though, as Cavani limped off late on.
Mexico won their first two games in style but failed to clinch top spot as Sweden cruised to a 3-0 triumph and topped the group. The 29-year-old has been regularly criticised for failing to produce consistent displays for the north London side.
Livescore: Result of Belgium vs Japan
The Manchester United star is set to face Japan after missing the win over England with an ankle knock. The two sides have met once before at a World Cup, when Japan co-hosted the tournament in 2002.
James declines Cavs deal and becomes free agent
It is unclear at this point if an in-person meeting between James and the Cavs has been scheduled down the line. Even at the age of 33, James averaged 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game in 2017-18.
11 bodies recovered at a house in Delhi’s Burari
The police is investigating the case from all possible angles, Joint Commissioner of Police, Delhi, told ANI . Police said the body of an elderly woman was lying on the floor, while the others were found hanging.
Argentina ready to test France World Cup credentials
Sampaoli could decide to start the game without a natural striker, leaving Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero both on the bench. Simply put, the Frenchman hasn't been scoring goals and he brings very little to the table apart from that.
Why England will get a big win vs Belgium
England supporters were in party mood in Kaliningrad as they watched Germany crash out of the World Cup at the group stages. Both of those players share nine World Cup goals so far, after only two matches.