Colombia tie England's biggest game in a decade, says Southgate

Colombia tie England's biggest game in a decade, says Southgate

Colombia tie England's biggest game in a decade, says Southgate

"The players with yellow cards I don't think it would be professional put those players in, other players have been in very demanding games".

"We believe there will be a transition that will take place after the World Cup, regardless of the outcome of the tournament, and no one is better equipped to handle that than Jogi Low".

Regardless of who prevails on Thursday night, the winners and runners up of Group G will face the winners or runners up of Group H, which could be either be Japan, Colombia or Senegal.

But with a World Cup Final rematch out of the picture, as well as Germany-Brazil, which matches do we most want to see in the quarters, semis, or final?

Speaking in the press conference after the game, Martinez heaped praise on everything the tournament has to offer, from its infrastructure, games, teams, organization and the people of Russian Federation themselves.

'The players who've played tonight have given absolutely everything and never stopped.

"We had an opportunity to show all the talent we have in the group", he said.

"The Belgium match was a unusual game and I say that because we were already qualified and facing a situation where all the teams in the knockout stage have similar ability", he told the Evening Standard.

Meanwhile, the second team will go to 2G, a side that only has one of the top nine teams in the world (No. 6 Switzerland) and three teams ranked 20th or lower, including No. 70 Russian Federation. "We have to keep building that belief and building those experiences".

"We saw that in the Euros two years ago".

Who wins England-Belgium? And where does all the value lie? "I don't think that in the World Cup you can be successful by trying to hope to get an easy path".

It was incredibly bold of Loew to have taken a bunch of youngsters to the Confederations Cup and win it but I suspect it also made him over-confident. "They had better controlled possession and the best chances in the first half".

'Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy kept running.

"I meant it when I arrived in Moscow and said I believed in every player in the squad".

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