Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Vile death threats sent to Colombian players who missed penalties against England

Vile death threats sent to Colombian players who missed penalties against England

"Thank you warriors! Colombia departs from the World Cup with their heads high", RCN Noticias TV said in their online match report.

Kane won a second-half penalty for England after tangling with Carlos Sanchez at a corner kick, drawing the ire of the Colombian players.

Arsene Wenger may need to reconsider his prediction about Jordan Pickford after the Everton goalkeeper was England's hero against Colombia.

Fans from Reading, Morcambe and Stockport hung St George's flags on the wall and recited the full back catalogue of fan anthems, from Vindaloo to Three Lions and World In Motion.

Dutchman Bjorn Kuipers will referee England's World Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

"I'd have liked a week to enjoy this one but haven't got that because Sweden are a team I respect hugely. There could have been several red cards for off-the-ball stuff", he added.

"I'm already thinking about the next game".

"Obviously we'd spoken a lot about being an inexperienced and young team, but we grew up a lot on that pitch", the Spurs striker said.

England will tonight be facing Colombia, in a game which they must win if their dream of lifting the World Cup this year is to come to fruition.

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India will look to start the English summer tour keeping 2019 World Cup in mind as it will be played in England as well. That's why those results followed after (in the ODI and the T20I series, both of which India won comfortably).

Tottenham Hotspur linked Wilmar Barrios was gutted by World Cup exit.

"We are very self-confident and that will compensate for the fact that they are more rested". England, however, had booked their knockout stage spot after two victories in their first two group matches, resting several players in their final group loss to Belgium.

"Our historic record against them is another one we have to put right, but I think we have always viewed them at our level and I don't think that's right because their tournament record is better than ours".

Captain Harry Kane, now leads the Golden Boot race with five goals in two games and will be the key figure for Gareth Southgate's men tonight.

After his side was shown six yellow cards, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman made clear his unhappiness with US referee Mark Geiger.

The travelling England fans stayed in the Moscow's Spartak Stadium for hours after the final whistle and were rewarded with the players and staff coming out to thank them after getting showered and changed.

Colombia had 23 fouls and six yellow cards while England had 13 fouls and two yellows.

"Football should be a vehicle of peace and social transformation, and at the end of the day, it is just a game".

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