Gareth Southgate makes tournament strategy revelation ahead of England vs Colombia

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"I don't think mentally we lose anything because they know we've made changes and they know Belgium weren't their full team as well". So, now the group-stage is over, we can take a proper look at their potential route to the World Cup final.

Gareth Southgate admits he has left himself open to stinging criticism if England crash out of the World Cup on Tuesday.

Not in group G where England and Belgium are already through, but even there the top two need to decide who goes through in top spot.

A last-16 clash against Colombia could be followed by a quarter-final against Sweden or Switzerland, with that prospect fuelling hope among England fans that their time may be about to come in a World Cup after some many heartbreaks down the years.

Critics accused the England manager of throwing away the Three Lions' momentum by fielding a weakened team in the 1-0 defeat to Belgium that followed two opening wins.

Long-serving England worldwide Gary Cahill, who played the full 90 minutes against Belgium after not featuring in the first two group matches, felt the game was a bit "bizarre," but maintained that the Three Lions were fully committed to trying to win and finish first.

'We had to make a decision we felt gave us the best opportunity preparing the whole squad for that game and that's what we tried to do, ' said Southgate.

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The 25-year-old is behind only England forward Harry Kane (five) in the Golden Boot race.

Smith believes that "passive" Rashford squandered his big audition in Kaliningrad on Thursday night, with Sterling the better option to face Colombia in the last 16.

"If England defend well, they will win - because, with the players England have up front, they will score".

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But star-studded Colombia are sure to prove a far tougher test than Belgium's back-ups in Moscow. "It would not be hard to see England drawing and that game going to penalties".

"They are unsafe at set plays but we are as good as anybody at set plays".

"Don't give Colombia chances because they have players like Juan Cuadrado that can beat players one-on-one".

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