clash with Colombia as the country's "biggest in a decade", and Lingard said the manager had given his players the confidence to believe they are strong enough to meet the challenge.

Not surprisingly, manager Gareth Southgate says his team have been working on penalties.

Southgate was asked after the 1-0 defeat against Belgium in Kaliningrad whether his players had started practicing penalties and he replied the process had started in March rather than cramming in everything over a matter of days.

"He's desperate to support us but I think his focus needs to be with his family at this time", Southgate added. It's much cooler in Moscow than it has been but he might need more than that a waistcoat on Tuesday - especially if it goes to a shoot-out.

His career was overshadowed by the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final shoot-out against Germany, but he has used that to back up his message to the current squad not to leave the pitch Tuesday with any regrets. France's Just Fontaine holds the all-time record with an astonishing 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup.


A worry for them though is the fitness of star-man James Rodriguez, the Bayern Munich attacker limping off against Senegal in the first half, his absence would be a major boost to England's chances.

If James plays and is fit, his creativity is key to Colombia and if he misses it all the responsibility it will be down to wide players Juan Cuadrado and Juan Quintero, whose set pieces have been a key weapon for Colombia so far in Russian Federation.

The striker struggled mightily in England during loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea but Southgate explained there were mitigating circumstances and remains a big fan.

"The best teams around the world, the players playing against each other".

England's eight goals in the group stage tied for second most of any team in the World Cup.


"I don't think we lost any momentum".

"He knows the belief I have in him".

"Personally, the only pressure is the pressure I put on myself. We have to be prepared physically and mentally to go to extra time and beyond if that's what it takes".

"No, I'm glad he kept me on", Alli said.

"I know my father's generation and those before them would view that differently, but you have got to be there for your family and that's very important".


Related news:

Share this:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ronaldo follows Messi out of Russian Federation as Portugal hit Uruguay roadblock
Jul 03, 2018 - 01:22
Cavani received the ball from Rodrigo Betancur and sprayed a wonderful 40-yard diagonal pass to Luis Suarez . That was Suárez's 12th assist for Cavani in his 44 goals for Uruguay .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Scoring Belgium up against Japan
Jul 03, 2018 - 00:37
If they do progress, noble failure against perennial World Cup powerhouse Brazil in the last eight could perhaps be excused. The Red Devils found themselves 2-0 down early in the second half after Japan scored a quick-fire double.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top DeAndre Jordan agrees to one-year deal with Dallas Mavericks
Jul 01, 2018 - 14:10
While nothing is certain in free agency, Jordan joining the Mavs has felt like one of the surest things this offseason. Three years after they almost came together, the Mavericks finally get the center they have long coveted.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Indian police find 11 bodies in village house in mysterious circumstances
Jul 01, 2018 - 13:14
The bodies were blind-folded and gagged, and were found hanging from the ceiling of the house opposite Guru Govind Singh Hospital. Police in the Indian capital said they found 11 bodies in a village home in mysterious circumstances.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lakers Dodged A Bullet Missing Out On Paul George
Jul 01, 2018 - 10:16
He gives the Mavericks a rebounding and shot-blocking presence they've lacked since winning their only title in 2011. For the Thunder, they'll not only be making money with the duo of Westbrook and George, they'll be spending it.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Defends ICE as Thousands Across the Country Protest Family Separation
Jul 01, 2018 - 09:00
The agency is under mounting pressure amid a string of recent developments that have put ICE in a less-than-flattering light. He said Trump has done more for the safety and security of the country than any of the six presidents he has worked under.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spurs 'Ready' to Move on from Kawhi Leonard
Jul 01, 2018 - 08:47
Lopez , Randle and Caldwell-Pope all played a significant role for Los Angeles last season, starting a combined 195 games. Per a mid-June report , Kawhi has asked for a trade and made it clear he wants to end up playing for the Lakers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Headline acts Messi and Ronaldo bid farewell to World Cup
Jul 01, 2018 - 08:10
Now, the defensive midfielder says it's time for a new generation to shine: "Hopefully they can achieve something". Cristiano Ronaldo has declined to discuss his worldwide future after Portugal bowed out of the World Cup .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Supreme Court Abortion Rights Threat Will Be Election Boost for Democrats
Jul 01, 2018 - 06:58
Trump said he planned to interview one or two candidates this weekend at his private golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Several Democratic senators have re-election campaigns this fall in states that Trump won and are considered in jeopardy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Capitol Police Arrest About 575 Protesters at Senate Office Building
Jun 30, 2018 - 17:51
Gillibrand said, adding the protests were an "amazing" act of defiance against the Trump administration. Kauffman said the ultimate goal of the so-called movement was to remove the president from office.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Portugal-Uruguay clash more than Ronaldo, Suarez - Alves
Jun 30, 2018 - 16:48
Ricardo Quaresma's superb strike gave them the lead against Iran in their third group game, before Ronaldo missed a penalty. They soon followed it up with another 1-0 victory over a determined Saudi Arabian side with help of a Luis Suarez goal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Red Alert! Priyanka And Nick Make Couple Entry
Jun 30, 2018 - 14:01
Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra who attended the bash with his wife Anupama Chopra were wearing white colour Indian attire. Nita Ambani danced to a bollywood song at the pre-engagement party of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Divided European Union leaders hold talks on migration
Jun 28, 2018 - 13:57
Mr Seehofer said last week that Mrs Merkel had two weeks to reach an agreement with her European partners on immigration. Macron is seeking backers for the hot-button issue that he stressed has become a political, not a migration, crisis.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Attacks Harley Over Possible Overseas Production
Jun 28, 2018 - 11:24
Trump has also used Harley-Davidson as an example of a company that would benefit from his policies. Their employees and customers are already very angry at them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England arrive in Kaliningrad ahead of Belgium clash
Jun 28, 2018 - 11:23
If you perform well in this game, you never know. "We have to go out to play well in every game and to try and win every game". That is the reality, we have put ourselves in this situation, we wanted to qualify and we have done that.