Colombia are still waiting on the extent of James Rodriguez’s injury while England will be aiming to bounce back from their defeat to Belgium. England vs Colombia will be looking secure a quarter-final spot in the World Cup when they face off in a last 16 tie at the Otkrytie Arena on Tuesday.
England vs Colombia
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How to watch
When: Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET
Where: Otkrytiye Arena
England is well rested entering this match after fielding several reserve players in the 1-0 loss to Belgium to close out the group stage. Meanwhile, Colombia is wondering whether James Rodriguez will be ready to go after picking up an injury in the match against Senegal.
Jose Peckerman, Colombia’s coach, is confident his superstar will play after an MRI scan showed he is not experiencing a serious injury.
“We still have one-and-a-half days to see how he feels, and as always we hope that he will be able to play in the following games,” Peckerman said, according to Sky Sports. If James can play, Colombia could be the favorite to win. If he can’t, then the match should be there for the taking for England.
Colombia are still waiting on the extent of James Rodriguez’s injury while England will be aiming to bounce back from their defeat to Belgium.
England vs Colombia, World Cup 2018: What is the date, what time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and How to watch it online. England learned that they face Colombia in the round of 16 following the 1-0 loss against Belgium. The result leaves Gareth Southgate’s side runners up in Group G. Adnan Januzaj scored the only goal of the game as England finished behind Belgium.
Potential Colombia XI: Ospina; Arias, Mina, Sanchez, Mojica; Sanchez, Uribe; Cuadrado, Quintero, Rodriguez; Falcao.
Potential England XI: Pickford; Trippier, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Young; Henderson, Lingard, Alli; Sterling, Kane.