England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw – 03/07/2018 – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 3rd July – Results and Preview

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England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw: Tues July 3: Colombia v England – Moscow (Spartak), Full Time

England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties after an ill-tempered 1-1 draw in Moscow to set up a World Cup quarter-final with Sweden.England will face Sweden for a place in the World Cup semi-finals

Player ratings

Colombia: Ospina (6), Arias (6), Mina (8), Davinson (7), Mojica (6), Sanchez (6), Lerma (6), Barrios (7), Cuadrado (7), Quintero (6), Falcao (6).

Subs: Muriel (6), Uribe (6), Bacca (7), Zapata (n/a)

England: Pickford (8), Walker (7), Stones (7), Maguire (7), Trippier (8), Henderson (7), Young (7), Lingard (6), Alli (6), Sterling (7), Kane (8).

Subs: Dier (6), Vardy (7), Rose (6), Rashford (n/a)

Man of the match – Yerry Mina

From the moment the Barcelona defender dwarfed over Raheem Sterling in the opening stages to concede a free-kick, England knew they were in for a sizeable physical battle with this streetwise Colombian side.

Alongside Davinson Sanchez, Mina was an imperious presence throughout as he won countless aerial battles and forced Kane to come deep in order to get involved.

Colombia had hardly threatened before the third minute of stoppage time, but having withstood England’s best efforts, Mina showed his threat in the opposition penalty box to level with a trademark header.

The 23-year-old scored three headed goals at the 2018 World Cup; the most by a player in a single tournament since Miroslav Klose for Germany in 2002 (5), and was unfortunate to end on the losing side.

Team news

Gareth Southgate made nine changes, with only John Stones and Jordan Pickford retaining their place as he reverted to the same team which defeated Tunisia in England’s World Cup opener.

Dele Alli returned from a thigh injury in place of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Raheem Sterling played off captain Harry Kane.

Colombia made two changes from the side that beat Senegal as Wilmar Barrios came in for James Rodriguez – who was not even named on the bench – while Jefferson Lerma returned in place of Mateus Uribe.

What’s next?

England progress to face Sweden in the quarter-finals on Saturday afternoon in Samara (3pm UK time). Colombia, meanwhile, face Venezuela in a friendly on September 6.

 

Colombia 0-0 England
James not in Colombia squad
Same England XI as Tunisia win
Alli, Young, Sterling start
Winner faces Sweden in QF

COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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

00:00
NEVILLE ON BARRIOS YELLOW

“It’s a red card. Stonewall.”

No debate there, then.

23:58
NEVILLE ON COLOMBIA TACTICS

Gary Neville on ITV: “You can tell what type of game Colombia want. The coach doing that on the way off the field tells you. They want it to be stop-start. They want it to have no flow, it suits them.

“England have to make sure they keep the ball in play and keep the ball moving, not get involved.”

23:56
STERLING PUSHED BY COLOMBIAN

An interesting replay as the teams left the field at half-time – a member of the Colombian staff in full tracksuit deliberately ran over to Sterling and nudged him with his shoulder as he left the field. The ref had a word. That was completely out of order.
23:51
SHOULD BARRIOS HAVE SEEN RED?

Sue Smith on SSN: “We’ve got to say Colombia should be down to 10 men. Barrios headbutts Henderson in the area and he goes down. It was right on his chin. He got a yellow card, but surely it’s a red or nothing? Clearly someone was saying something in his ear.”

Dennis Wise on SSN: “Henderson invited him to do it, but Barrios stuck his head into his chest and lifted it up. He headbutted him and he needs to go off. He didn’t really get VAR, he got a message in his ear and decided to give him a yellow card. He has to be sent off.”
23:50
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:47
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:46
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:45
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

45+1: Three minutes added on in Moscow.

23:45
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:44: 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…

23:42
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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!

23:41
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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!

Matt Le Tissier

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How’s that not a red?

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23:40
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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!

23:38
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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?

23:36
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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!

23:35
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:33
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:32
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:30
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:29
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:27
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.
23:26
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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!

23:24
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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

23:22
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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!

23:20
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.
23:19
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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

23:16
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.
23:15
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:13
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:11
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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

23:09
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

PIC: Harry Kane has been getting plenty of close attention from Colombia’s defenders so far.

23:09
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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

23:08
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:06
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:06
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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!

23:05
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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…

23:03
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:01
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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.

23:00
COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND

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

More to Follow….

PREVIEW:

England’s reward for finishing second in Group G is a last-16 test against Colombia in Moscow.

While Colombia may be without star man James Rodriguez for the knockout tie, England must rediscover their scoring touch and momentum as they sit four games away from glory.

Colombia v England will go head-to-head in the 2018 World Cup in Russia on Tuesday, July 3. Colombia v England match will be held at in Moscow (Spartak), Russia.

Team and Squad News

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions lost 1-0 to Belgium in their Group G decider, meaning the Red Devils face Japan while England take on El Tricolor.

Colombia’s squad

Colombia’s 23-man preliminary squad: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Jose Fernando Cuadrado; Cristian Zapata, Davinson Sanchez, Santiago Arias, Oscar Murillo, Frank Fabra, Johan Mojica, Yerry Mina; Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez, Jefferson Lerma, Jose Izquierdo, James Rodriguez, Abel Aguilar, Juan Fernando Quintero, Mateus Uribe, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado; Radamel Falcao Garcia, Miguel Borja, Carlos Bacca, Luis Fernando Muriel

Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas)

Defenders: Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham), Cristian Zapata (AC Milan), Yerry Mina (Barcelona) Johan Mojica (Girona), Oscar Murillo (Pachuca)

Midfielders: Abel Aguilar (Cali), Wilmar Barrios (Boca Juniors), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich), Carlos Sanchez (Fiorentina), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus), Mateus Uribe (America)

Forwards: Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton), Luis Muriel (Sevilla)

England’s squad

England’s 23-man final squad:  Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford; Fabian Delph, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill; Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)