Colombia ready for 'full-on, to-the-death' England match

Colombia ready for 'full-on, to-the-death' England match

Senegal have four points heading into their final Group H game after beating Poland before drawing with Japan, who also have four points.

Japan progressed with two fewer yellow cards than the African side.

Japan lost 1-0 to Poland in Russian Federation on Thursday in a match that ended in farce as the Samurai Blue ran down the clock knowing unless they picked up a pair of yellow cards or Senegal equalised against Colombia in the other Group H game, they would go through.

Despite equaling Japan's points total, goal differential, total goals scored and having played to a 2-2 draw on Gameday 2, Senegal finishes behind the Asian nation on fair-play points, falling victim to a new Federation Internationale de Football Association rule.

Here's the goal, a thundering header by Yerry Mina in the 74th minute, that won Group H for Colombia.

Japan squeezed through despite a 1-0 loss to Poland - because of its disciplinary record - when Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 to top the group.

That is, everything except for yellow cards. If England and Belgium were to finish with the same number of fair play points, Federation Internationale de Football Association would draw lots to decide first place in the group. "This is one of the rules", their coach Aliou Cisse said.

Cisse said they had been well aware of the rules and that they had to be respected.

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Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said he was "extremely concerned" for James Rodriguez after he limped off during their win over Senegal.

"My players were very loyal in listening to me and following my decision".

Dier will potentially be facing Spurs buddies Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele at the World Cup on Thursday, when England take on Belgium in their final Group G game.

England finished in second place, with both sides already assured of going through to the last 16 even before a ball was kicked in the match.

England lost 1-0 to Belgium on Thursday night to finish second in Group G.

Rashford had by a distance England's best chance 25 minutes from time, but again slotted wide with just Courtois to beat. But they are out because they had two more yellow cards than Japan.

Unfortunately, a loss to Mexico in their first game saw them fall flat in the competition, and they seemed like an uninspired team who only recorded one win.

The two managers made a combined 17 changes to their starting line-ups, with World Cup top-scorer Harry Kane missing for England and Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne all absent from Belgium's team.

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