Colombia's James still doubtful for England game

0:41                                            Dele Alli looks ahead to England's clash with Colombia and the battle between Tottenham team-mates Harry Kane and

0:41 Dele Alli looks ahead to England's clash with Colombia and the battle between Tottenham team-mates Harry Kane and

I can only say it is handsome to be here and to play against England. We feel that that this was a game that we wanted to win but the knockout game is the biggest for us for a decade.

In a tournament full of surprises, Gareth Southgate's young England team are the only former champions left in the lower half of the draw following the shock exit of Spain.

England victor will play Sweden or Switzerland in the World Cup quarterfinals.

In the other game on the final day of the round of 16, Switzerland meet Sweden in Saint Petersburg, looking to become the first Swiss team in 64 years to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals.

On paper, England's tilt with Colombia at Moscow's intimate Spartak Stadium is more or less a wash - England is 12th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings and Colombia is 16th, not that the rankings have meant much in an upset-heavy World Cup that's already seen Germany, Portugal, Argentina and Spain eliminated.

The Golden Boot victor at the World Cup four years ago lasted only 30 minutes in their dramatic 1-0 victory over Senegal that saw them advance through the group stage but he could recover for Tuesday's match.

Who wins England-Colombia? And where does all the value lie?

"They have good potential there, good quality".

Leading sports journalist Andrés Torres, from W Radio which is one of Colombia's largest stations, spoke to i about the match via a phone call from Moscow. Colombia's qualification went down to the wire in their last group match with Senegal. "When you're a little boy, you dream of facing Brazil in the World Cup".

The 33-year-old sales manager added: "I think I'll get battered if we win, minimum I'm going to get covered in flour and foam no matter what happens", and continued: "It's just really nice as an England fan to be going into a knockout game where you're the favourites".

"For me, personally, it's the right decision", Rooney said.

Thokwa's score prediction is a 2-0 England win.

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