Another exciting World Cup 2018 last 16 match is set to entertain football fans as this Tuesday, England are set to battle Colombia for that quarter final ticket.
Putting a pretty promising display in the group stage, Three Lions are now gunning to go deeper in the tournament, but before thinking about advancing they must handle Los Cofeteros.
Despite having relatively young squad, Gareth Southgate’s side looked pretty solid and hungry for proving their worth, something that can help them to be competitive against anyone in the tournament.
Playing Colombia won’t be an easy task, but England apparently have a pretty positive record against the South American outfit, so that can be used by Southgate to further motive his players.
Harry Kane’s success in scoring five goals so far could also pumped his spirit to continue playing well and getting goals for his national team against Colombia this Tuesday.
As for Jose Pekerman’s men, they will also be determined in showcasing their quality and get themselves into the quarter final round, just like they did in previous World Cup.
Pekerman won’t be changing his team’s attacking philosophy and will try to take hold of possession and pick a part England’s defense with they’re precise passing along with fast wing play.
James Rodriguez’s absence will surely affecting Colombia’s play, but that won’t stop them from giving their all like they have been doing in previous matches.
Probable starting line up:
England: Jordan Pickford(g); Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Kieran Trippier, Dele, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane.
Colombia: David Ospina(g); Santiago Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica; Carlos Sanchez, Mateus Uribe; Juan Cuadrado, Juan Quintero, Luis Muriel; Falcao