James could return against England

by Steven Clarke July 4, 2018, 0:34
James could return against England

We've got two more games - Switzerland v Sweden and England v Colombia - before we have the final eight competitors.

England will be looking to book their place in the Quarter-Final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation when they face Colombia on Tuesday. But since then, futility.

Much has been made of England's final group game loss against Belgium, which has put them into the "easier" side of the draw.

On paper, England's tilt with Colombia at Moscow's intimate Spartak Stadium is more or less a wash - England is 12th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings and Colombia is 16th, not that the rankings have meant much in an upset-heavy World Cup that's already seen Germany, Portugal, Argentina and Spain eliminated.

The game at Spartak Stadium, Moscow, starts at 9 p.m. local time, or 2 p.m.

England vs Colombia can be streamed via the ITV Hub. Pickford's flying save was exceptional but it was Mina against Maguire at the resultant corner: Colombia's tallest player against England's.

Similarly, games on BBC can be watched on BBC iPlayer on the aforementioned platforms.

England's Dele All is expected to be back in the XI for England on Tuesday.

A surprise World Cup triumph could boost tourism in towns like Palomino, with global visits to Colombia soaring over the past decade.

"Nothing will frighten us".

"We are a better team than four years ago", explained goalkeeper David Ospina to reporters, adding that the experience and unity in the current squad gives them a great chance of prevailing. "We love seeing England do well and would love Gareth Southgate and his side to do well at this World Cup".

Dozens of fans crowd around televisions in bars, and one hostel owner in Palomino, a poor town and popular tourist spot on the Caribbean coast, expects the England game to be no different at her Oasis Hostel.

"I said many times that no country under 40 million people has won the World Cup since 1954".

- Colombians have never failed to find a net in their last eight games at the World Cup.

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