Under the guidance of Argentine maestro Pekerman, a new generation has since emerged and this game represents the chance for them to prove their credentials and reach back-to-back World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in the country's history.More news: Fortnite is having a special one-time only event on June 30
Join Sportsmail's ANTHONY HAY with all the live action from the 7pm (BST) kick-off, with our reporters providing all the updates from Moscow. "There are teams that have world-class stars, but in the end they do not make the difference alone". Coach Jose Pekerman said on Monday that he was hopeful James would play some part against England, but that was not to be.
Standing in Kane's way is his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Davinson Sanchez, likely to start at center-back for Colombia. David Ospina will play a grander role in calming the defensive line and ensuring they keep their shape and cool on the pitch. One player who could lose his spot in the starting lineup though, is Dele Alli.
While the English may already be planning their World Cup celebrations, Pekerman and his side will be thinking otherwise and they certainly posses enough quality to book date with either Sweden or Switzerland in the last eight of Russian Federation 2018. "We have to do our job and hope Harry will come out on top". Kane leads the team with five goals, followed by Stone with a couple, and Lingard with a single. Southgate has been looking to other sports like basketball and American football for insights into how players can deceive the opposition during a free kick or corner.More news: Gary Neville gives his prediction on who will win World Cup
The attacking midfielder, who was substituted with a calf muscle problem during last week's 1-0 victory over Senegal, has undergone medical scans and could play today against England in the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup.
"We have a clear game plan and we are playing according to that", coach Janne Andersson said. "We're facing Japan, we've got to be ready for it", he said. "I will try to stop him". "Prediction: Colombia 0 England 2".
England largely controlled a tetchy first half which grew increasingly bad tempered, with Colombia doing their best to provoke their opponents.More news: Veteran starts for Mexico against Brazil
"I also don't think we can start picking and plotting our route to the final and say we only have to beat Sweden or Switzerland in the quarter-finals and we are in the last four".
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