How to Watch Colombia vs England

Mae Harvey
July 5, 2018

"Twice the English threw themselves to the ground and he did not admonish them".

England will have just three days to recover before facing Sweden in Samara on Saturday for a place in the semifinals.

England's team as a whole excluding Trippier made 12 tackles, with Trippier making eight himself.

Despite their late equaliser and encouraging display in extra-time, Colombia's stand out attribute was their aggression and what many England fans perceived as their "dirty tactics" throughout.

Southgate believes, however, that winning against Colombia was a crucial turning point.

The absence of James Rodriguez, who was again unavailable due to the calf injury that blighted his tournament, appeared to hurt Colombia and without their talisman's creativity and energy going forward the South Americans struggled to mount a serious threat in the final third.

"The penalty was not a penalty - it was a foul by Kane", Maradona told Venezuelan TV station Telesur. On a last-gasp corner, one that David Ospina came up the field for, Colombian defender Yerry Mina made clean contact with the ball and sent it into the turf.

If England get past Sweden they face a potential semi-final against hosts Russian Federation or Croatia for their first appearance in a final since winning the World Cup for the only time in 1966.

Escobar was shot dead after scoring an own goal at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

They were denied an equaliser just before half-time when Lampard's effort clearly crossed the line - prompting Federation Internationale de Football Association to finally see the light on goal-line technology - but in truth Germany tore England apart and were worthy 4-1 winners. "That needed a bit of a review as the players were being substituted".

England are now joint second favourites alongside France to win the tournament at just 4/1, according bookmakers Ladbrokes. The victor advanced to the quarterfinal to face Sweden, and have only Croatia and Russian Federation on the road ahead.

The 26-year-old was the Golden Boot victor with six goals in Brazil four years ago, when Colombia reached the quarter-finals for the first time. The victor there gets the Russia-Croatia survivor.

"There were so many interruptions in the game, far too many interruptions", Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said.

We know Ian Wright was clutching Lee Dixon as it went off in the ITV studios.

He missed the final penalty in the shootout that saw England fall out of the 1996 Euros on home soil, and then saw his country go out of a World Cup by the same fate two years later.

"It showed the togetherness and character".

"Obviously we'd spoken a lot about being an inexperienced and young team, but we grew up a lot on that pitch", the Spurs striker said. "If anything, we should feel freer".

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