World Cup

FT: Colombia 1 (3) v 1 (4) England

ENGLAND WIN ON PENALTIES

You’re reading this right.

England have won a penalty shoot-out in the World Cup for the first time!

Ospina got a hand to it, diving to his right, but it’s sneaked into the far corner of the net!

 

ENGLAND WIN 4-3 ON PENALTIES

England will play Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

ENGLAND PENALTY – SCORED!

ENGLAND WIN! ERIC DIER STEPS UP AND FIND THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER!

COLOMBIA PENALTY – SAVED!

Bacca hits it down the middle. Pickford dives right but puts a hand up and pats it away. Sensational save. Dier for the win!!!

ENGLAND PENALTY – SCORED!

It’s Trippier with a chance to square it. Short run-up, and he sticks it into the top left corner brilliantly! 3-3!!

COLOMBIA PENALTY – OFF THE BAR!!

Another sub, Uribe, steps up and it hits the underside of the bar, bounces down and away. It’s still 3-2 to Colombia. Trippier to step up…

ENGLAND PENALTY – SAVED!

Henderson looks confident, doing kick-ups as he approaches the spot! The Liverpool man steps up… AND OSPINA MAKES A SUPERB SAVE TO HIS LEFT!

ADVANTAGE COLOMBIA! They’re up 3-2!

COLOMBIA PENALTY – SCORED!

Muriel rolls one low. Pickford goes the wrong way. It’s 3-2 to Colombia

ENGLAND PENALTY – SCORED!

Rashford, who hasn’t been on long, is next up. And what a penalty! Bottom left again, Ospina no chance! 2-2.

COLOMBIA PENALTY – SCORED!

Super penalty from Cuadrado. He rifles it into the top corner. Colombia move 2-1 up.

ENGLAND PENALTY – SCORED!

Harry Kane, who has scored three times from the spot in this tournament already, steps up… and finds the bottom left corner brilliantly! 1-1.

COLOMBIA PENALTY – SCORED!

Falcao smashes it down the middle as Pickford dives right. Colombia lead 1-0

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Here we go. Here we go again.

First up are Colombia and Falcao…

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Both sides are in their huddles before the spot kicks. Southgate is having his last words, and England’s reserve goalkeepers Nick Pope and Jack Butland are giving their support to Jordan Pickford.

Just to confirm… No ABBA format in this World Cup.

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1990.

1996.

1998.

2004.

2006.

2012.

2018?

England have been here before. We’ve all been here before. It’s penalties in the knockout stages of a major tournament yet again.

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FT: We huffed and puffed. But the inevitable has arrived.

Penalties

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121: One minute added on.

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120: Final minute of the 120. England have the ball.

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119: Rose in towards Maguire, but Ospina punches away well! He then goes down under minimal contact from Maguire. Throw to England on the right…

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118: Yellow for Cuadrado as he absolutely flies in on Rose on the left flank!

Chance for England to deliver now. Rose has dusted himself off and is over it…

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117: Deep ball into the box which skims off Dier’s head and out for a corner…

But no! Referee Geiger points for a goal kick!

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116: Change for Colombia now. Zapata the veteran is on for Arias.

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115: CHANCE! Free header for Eric Dier from the corner! Fabulous ball from Trippier, bang on the money for his team-mate Dier, but he gets under it!

Unmarked, he blazes his header over the bar!

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115: England are now on top! Vardy runs the right channel and crosses, but Lingard is close to poking it goalwards! Cleared for a corner!!

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114: Fourth and final change for England. Rashford is on, replacing Kyle Walker for the final six minutes.

This is just about as nervy as it gets in football.

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113: CLOSE! Danny Rose nearly makes the headlines for England!!

Rose gets on the end of Henderson’s lovely threaded ball at an angle, and goes for the far corner with his left foot…

It’s SO close to nestling in the far corner! Inches wide, with Ospina beaten all ends up!

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111: Colombia haven’t exactly picked up where they left off. So many exchanges of possession.

Kyle Walker has severe cramp but won’t go down for a stretch! He’s trying to play! Let’s hope he doesn’t get caught out of position.

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109: Vardy finds himself on the ball inside the box in space at an angle, but his effort is blocked by Sanchez!

At the other end, Pickford rushes out well to deny Falcao. Frantic stuff, this.

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108: Stones and Trippier mess up at the back, and Colombia have a throw inside the England defensive third.

Fortunately, they don’t get anywhere.

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107: OFFSIDE! The ball ricochets into Vardy’s path from Henderson’s poke… he takes it first time, straight at Ospina, but the flag was correctly.

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106: Back under way.

A quick pan on the England fans shows despair and anxiety.

While the Colombian fans look the opposite, they’re still dancing after their equaliser! England need to turn this around, or at least hold on…

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HT: Half-time in extra-time. England have gone deeper and deeper in the additional period.

I never thought I’d say this, but they probably want penalties here, as Colombia look as good as they have in the entire the game.

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104: CHANCE! Colombia look the more dangerous side. Mojica puts an early ball into the box from the left, Falcao gets up well and heads towards goal, but it’s a yard wide of Pickford’s right-hand

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103: Cuadrado over the corner, Mina leaps well, but his header goes wide of the far post over the head of Falcao.

Third change for England; Danny Rose is coming on for Ashley Young.

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102: Cuadrado with a dangerous looking ball, Bacca gets up, but the ball drifts wide off Walker. Corner!

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100: Suddenly, Colombia are winning the 50/50s and have more of the ball. Worrying for England.

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98: What on earth is going on here?

Young plays a throwback to Maguire, who was looking to clear an additional ball off the pitch. He’s not facing the ball, Falcao steals in, but the ref stops the game!

Colombia not happy.

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96: Mojica gets to the byline and squares low, but Pickford dives on it just as Bacca looked to stretch in at an angle! Good claim.

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94: Colombia aren’t done here, and they have the hostile crowd behind them. They were SO poor for 92 minutes.

Young looks injured here, let’s see how long he can hobble on for.

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92: More controversy. Barrios steps down two-footed, but almost half pulls out of the challenge with Young.

Young goes down in a heap, knowing Barrios is on a yellow, but nothing is given. I think it was 50/50.

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91: Back under way in extra time.

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FT: Wow. What an end to that game.

Quite how England aren’t celebrating right now, I have no idea.

It all came from Uribe’s quite unbelievable half volley from 30 yards. It looked to be heading in but for Pickford’s fingertip save, and from the resulting corner, disaster struck.

Maguire has been unbeatable at the back for 93 minutes, but Mina rose above him, and saw his header come off the pitch and squeeze above Trippier. Could the Spurs man have done better? Perhaps.

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90+5: England with all of the ball, and after a lengthy celebration, there should be a minute to play here.

The Spartak Stadium ERUPTED when Mina scored, and his joy seemed to last a lifetime.

GOAL! COLOMBIA 1-1 ENGLAND (Mina 90+3)

I don’t believe it.

Gareth Southgate is calling for calm here. What else can he do? This is heartbreak for England.

Cuadrado’s corner comes in after Pickford’s save, and Mina rises so high above Maguire. He heads it down to the ground, and Trippier on the line can’t jump high enough to stop it creeping under the crossbar!

It looks like we’ll have extra-time here.

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90+2: Free-kick to Colombia deep in their half. Opsina lifts it up…

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90+1: FIVE minutes added on. I’m actually surprised it’s not more…

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90: Harry Kane has been fantastic tonight. He has three yellow shirts around him as he holds the ball up, and somehow manages to win a free-kick.

Brilliant performance from the skipper.

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89: A change apiece. Quintero replaced by Muriel for Colombia.

Sterling off, Vardy on for England.

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88: Sight at goal for Falcao, who plays a one-two with Bacca and then shoots, but his low drilled effort is straight at Pickford!

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86: Hearts in mouths for England as Colombia stick two very good crosses in. Mojica whips in the second, Henderson backs into Falcao well, and the former Man Utd man heads high and wide!

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84: Maguire wins yet another header at the far post from Trippier’s free-kick, but it’s over Ospina’s goal.

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83: CHANCE! Another chance for England to kill this off at the other end! Kane weights a lovely ball to Lingard, who is in acres running at goal on the right flank with Sterling at the far post.

But Lingard’s second touch is woeful, and he ends up fouling Davinson Sanchez!

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82: MISS! Big, big let off for England, and Kyle Walker is a relieved man!!

He is dispossessed facing his own goal 50 yards out, and Bacca gets a run at John Stones. He feeds Cuadrado on the right, at a slight angle but with a fine sight at goal, and he sticks it over!!

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81: Dele Alli is being replaced by his Spurs team-mate Eric Dier. Alli shakes hands with pretty much every England player!

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80: Change for Colombia. Carlos Sanchez is off, replaced by Uribe for the final 10 or so minutes.

This is incredibly nervy.

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78: APPEAL!! Oh my. Huge call from Geiger again. England break so well through Young, who feeds Lingard on the right of the box. He almost beats Davinson Sanchez in a foot race, and as the Spurs man flies in, Lingard goes down!

Geiger waves play on, he thinks Sanchez has won it, and it JUST looks as if he has!

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77: Colombia finally show a sign of putting pressure on England. A few balls into the box, but England deal with them well.

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75: Cuadrado fouls Kane on the left, another crossing position. Brilliant drawing of the foul from Kane yet again.

Young takes, Kane stretches and misses, but he was offside anyhow.

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74: CHANCE! Lingard picks up the ball on the left of the box from Alli’s fine ball, with Kane in the middle unmarked ready to tap home, but Davinson Sanchez slides in brilliantly to clear for a corner!

Young’s corner comes in, Magure gets up well, but heads it over Ospina’s bar.

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72: England SO confident with the ball at the back. Perhaps too confident…

They’re playing it out from the back under pressure at every opportunity. Colombia need to step this up soon if they want to get a way back into the game. They’ve offered very little.

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70: Lingard gets a stupid yellow for leaving a foot on Carlos Sanchez. No complaints.

Tell you what, American ref Mark Geiger has had a right job on his hands this evening!

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68: Colombia are really struggling here. They’ve hardly been in England’s defensive third since the goal, or in this half at all. They’re in danger of boiling over and seeing red, too.

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66: Another booking, this time for Bacca as he collides with Stones deep in the England half.

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65: CHANCE! England should be two up!! Trippier lifts one to the back post for Alli, who is four yards out with Arias for company, but he heads it over the bar!!

There’s more chaos as Colombia go mad at the referee because they feel Maguire had dived in the area. In fairness, it was a dive. No card given to Maguire, but Falcao has been booked for dissent.

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63: England keeping the ball in space, trying to take the sting out of this game. Colombia really don’t look at it, but here comes the change.

Bacca is on, replacing Lerma.

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61: England cannot get involved in the chaos of this game. It’s so clear what Colombia are doing here. Luckily, only Henderson is on a yellow in the England XI.

Colombia about to make changes…

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59: Lots of commotion here as Stones collides with Falcao, flicking the side of his face with the boot (accidentally, it seems). The ref doesn’t go to VAR for that one.

GOAL! COLOMBIA 0-1 ENGLAND (Kane pen, 57)

No mistake! Kane goes down the middle as Ospina goes right!!

Kane had to wait over three minutes to take that, and he looked so calm!

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55: While all of this has been happening, some of the Colombia players have been scuffing up the penalty spot! Falcao one of them.

Loads of barging around the referee, and Henderson has been booked for flicking his head back on Mina during the melee!

Crikey. So much going on here. But finally, Kane will step up…

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54: PENALTY TO ENGLAND!!

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53: Young with a brilliant ball in, and for a second it looks like Maguire is heading home, but Davinson Sanchez does superbly again to glance clear!

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51: England play around with it on the left in a tight space, but Alli loses out.

Then, as the ball is looped back up, Arias piles in on Kane and receives a yellow! 35 yards out, and another chance for Young to deliver into the box.

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49: England come forward, but Davinson Sanchez dispossesses Alli on the edge of the box! Spurs v Spurs, and the Colombian wins.

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47: Dele Alli has remained on the pitch for the second half after that scare late in the first. Cuadrado has now come in central behind Falcao, it seems, with Quintero now playing more central.

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46: Back under way in the second half. This just about sums up the first..

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HT: That’s the half-time. It looks like England will assess Alli over the break as no change has been made, and he did run onto the pitch late on.

Hard to judge that, but England won’t be disheartened. Colombia have done very little, and England have had the half chances.

England started well, had some control of the game, but it’s rather level now. Huge half to come.

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45+3: Half chance for England. Trippier crosses superbly, Barrios clears well, and it falls to Lingard at a difficult height. He slams it over the bar from 15 yards!

Uh oh, Dele Alli is down injured here.

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45+2: First real effort on target from Colombia. Quintero picks it up left footed, 20 yards out, and his dipping effort drops into the grateful hands of Pickford.

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45+1: Three minutes added on in Moscow.

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45: Kane drags an effort well wide, and Sterling and Mina have been involved in something here.

Both are tugging at each other in the box, Sterling confronts him, and Mina goes down in a heap. The referee tells them both to get on with it.

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44: So, American referee Geiger is the man in the middle in all senses now. I think that’s a red card 8 times out of 10.

To reiterate, Barrios and Henderson were jostling, Barrios moved his head towards Henderson’s chest and then dragged it up towards his chin. The Liverpool man then went down for a minute or so…

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42: SHOT! Back to the football… Trippier has a go from the free-kick, but it’s a yard or so wide of Ospina’s right-hand post!

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41: YELLOW! Referee Geiger put his finger to his ear, I assume he’s gone to VAR, but he only gives Barrios a yellow!

Wow. That could have easily been a red. It’s not a full-on headbutt, but it’s not far away!

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40: CONTROVERSY! Barrios could be in BIG trouble here!

Henderson is down on the floor, and replays show Barrios has moved his head to his chest and then head!

VAR checking this!

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39: Kane has played very well outside of the box so far. He wins a free-kick around five yards outside the box, attracting Lerma to the foul.

Great position for England to have a go here… oh what we’d do to have one David Beckham over this. Remember his goal against Colombia in 98?

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38: Henderson picks the ball up 40 yards out, lifts his head like a quarter-back, and his dink into the box is just behind Kane before running out of play!

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36: Sterling is trying a lot here. He’s run into a few blind allies early on, but at least he’s attempting something different. Colombia very solid at the back so far, with both Barrios and Carlos Sanchez dropping into the back line when needed.

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34: Cuadrado rudely runs across Maguire as the ball goes, and after a little bit of wrestling off the ball, it all calms down.

Falcao then lays the ball off to Quintero on the edge of the box from an England throw, but his left-footed effort flies well wide of Pickford’s goal.

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33: Nobody is settling down here. Completely frantic in both halves, and possession being exchanged a lot. England are getting back into their shape quickly, however.

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32: Sterling does brilliantly on the right to win the ball ahead of Sanchez, turn towards goal and shoot, but his left-footed effort is blocked again.

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30: Kane has held the ball up superbly so far. He does it again, spreads to Sterling, whose touch is quite heavy, but he recovers it to play in Alli.

Sanchez, however, steps out and wins the ball.

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28: Trippier with the corner, but not before the referee has a word with the players tugging in the box.

Trippier takes, but Mina does superbly again to clear.

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27: Free-kick to England on the left, and a crossing position for Ashley Young again. Drifted again by Young to Maguire, but it’s just cleared for a corner by Mina!

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25: Lots more possession for Colombia in the last five minutes or so, but they’re not getting too near England’s area.

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23: Nearly an opening for Colombia. Cuadrado has a pot-shot from miles out, it deflects into the path of Falcao 15 yards out, but he can’t quite get a shot away as Maguire steals in!

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21: Hard to properly judge this first 20 minutes as it has been very frantic, but I’d say England have had the better of it.

Sterling is looking strong, Kane is linking up well, but early doors.

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19: England playing with it in tight areas. Kane sticks it out wide to Trippier, but Mojica dispossesses him well.

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17: CHANCE! Colombia caught out at left-back as Lingard slips in Trippier. His cross is superb to the back post, and Kane is there on the stretch a couple yards out at an acute angle…

He does everything he can to get his head around it, but his effort loops over onto the top of the goal!

It would have been a fine finish, but a definite chance for England.

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16: Brilliant defending from Trippier to stop Mojica in a dangerous position on the left.

Colombia’s full-backs are noticably quite high up the pitch this evening.

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14: Brilliant from Sterling, rolling Mina in midfield and winning a free-kick. The Barca man was all over him there.

Trippier lofts it in, but Mina clears and Colombia push out.

Oh wait… Barrios makes a hash of it and it falls to Sterling, but his shot from 20 yards is blocked by Sanchez! First real sight at goal.

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12: Corner to England, taken by Young again, but Stones is penalised for a tug. Works both ways, I guess…

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10: Dangerous looking break from Colombia, and they almost looked 2 v 1, but Quintero couldn’t square it!

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8: This is a good start from England. Trippier takes a quick free-kick for Sterling, and Mina puts it out for another corner.

Lots of holding going on inside the box, so referee Geiger issues a warning.

Trippier takes the corner, but Sanchez does well to head clear.

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7: Young over the corner, drilled in, but Ospina gathers it well. Kane appealing for a pull there! He’s furious with American referee Geiger.

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6: Young stands over the free-kick.

He goes for goal… and Ospina has to beat it away! Then, as Trippier curls it back in, Lingard goes up to head towards goal but Colombia just clear for a corner!

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5: Lots of whistling coming from the Colombian fans when England are on the ball.

Maguire steps out well, Alli then feeds Sterling on the left, and Mina handles just on the edge of the box as he slides in on the Man City man.

Crossing position…

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3: Quite frantic early on from both sides. Sterling does well to win a free-kick in Colombia’s half, Kane spreads it wide well to Trippier, but England eventually lose it on the right.

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2: Nervous start from Alli, giving the ball away inside his defensive third, but England push out and Colombia have it in their own half.

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1: And they’re off! Colombia get us under way. England in red, Colombia yellow.

ANTHEMS DONE…

… and we’re about to get under way!

NERVOUS?

This is England’s biggest game in donkeys years. Considering the potential route to the final, the biggest since Euro 96 perhaps?

Let’s hope you’re not hiding behind the sofa come 8.45pm…

TEAM NEWS

ENGLAND TEAM NEWS

Team to play Colombia: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Lingard, Henderson, Alli, Young; Sterling, Kane

COLOMBIA TEAM NEWS

Team to play England: Ospina, Arias, Mina, Davinson, Mojica, Sanchez, Lerma, Barrios, Cuadrado, Quintero, Falcao

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