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England open the score against Colombia

England open the score against Colombia”

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. "But we have our own weapons and once the game starts the only thing that matters is on the pitch".

Colombia is focused on trying to stop England at set pieces, since four of Kane's five goals so far, and six of England's eight in total, came from dead-ball situations.

Should England reach the quarterfinals, only the likes of Sweden, Switrzerland, Croatia and Russian Federation stand between them and the final.

Colombia will face England in the World Cup round of 16 at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Tuesday.

"How we got out of that game I'll never know, Cameroon". "This has made us stronger, more confident and we believe more in ourselves".

Perhaps the loss through injury of James Rodriguez, who watched from the stands, forced coach Jose Pekerman into adopting the unsavoury tactics but, by going down that route, Colombia simply showed England that they feared them.

Colombia's players were strangely put out by the decision to pull Carlos Sanchez up for wrestling Kane to the deck, yet Henderson was the only player booked in a lengthy wait that ended with England's captain smashing home. 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.

The South Americans vehemently protested the decision, but the penalty stood and the Tottenham man sent goalkeeper David Ospina the wrong way to hand England the lead.

But before we anoint England as champions, or even quarter-finalists for that matter, a look at its performance following the group stages serves as a reminder of the lack of quality opponents they've faced to this point.

"But when we are in possession, it allows me to get further forward to get beyond the striker a bit more and get into goalscoring positions", he said. Lest we forget it is but two years since everybody seemed to have England paired up with France in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals already without even considering what a mess they could make of Iceland at this exact same stage. He's still the leading scorer at the World Cup. Otherwise history will repeat itself again and the "years of hurt" will threaten to go on and on.

But instead they sacrificed their best hope of winning this game by turning it into a kicking match because, if England are capable of anything, it is standing up to a physical challenge.



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