England v Colombia LIVE in pictures

04 July, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Virgil Todd
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"We played so well in the 90 minutes".

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.

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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.

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