England vs Colombia: Gareth Southgate sparks soar in waitscoat sales

The quest for the World Cup trophy hots up in the knock-out stages from Saturday

Southgate described England's clash with Colombia as the country's "biggest in a decade", and Lingard said the manager had given his players the confidence to believe they are strong enough to meet the challenge.

The victor of the match between England and Colombia in Moscow will play whoever comes out on top in the clash between Switzerland and Sweden - but first England have to overcome the quarter-finalists from the last World Cup.

Southgate knows from his own bitter personal experience as an England player the frustration of not delivering at the key moments.

England have been practising penalties since March.

"I think that's unsafe, we have to treat each game as the most important", he insisted. "He got it right most of the time last season but we need a bit extra to push for the title". "Everyone thought I was going to play today because I wanted the golden boot", he said, "but there's a bigger picture, a bigger priority and that's to go as far as we can and that's what we have to focus on".

The 24-year-old was rested for England's final Group G game against Belgium last week, but he admitted that he fully supported Gareth Southgate's decision to rest several of his first choice players and Kane reckons those who did not start will be extra fresh for the Colombia fixture. Add Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle at Italia 90, Paul Ince and David Batty at France 98, David Beckham and Darius Vassell at Euro 2004, the misses of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher at the 2006 World Cup and the Euro 2012 aberrations of Ashley Young and Ashley Cole. And England aren't that great at them.

With every upset in this World Cup it gets easier and easier to talk yourself into England being favorites to reach a World Cup final for the first time since 1966 or even the whole thing.

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Statistics suggest that players have an 89 percent chance of scoring if the team's last two shootouts have been successful.

However, they looked much more like themselves in their convincing 3-0 over Poland, before seeing off Senegal by a single goal to top Group H.

'It's a youthful squad but we've still got experienced players in there and the team spirit is unbelievable.

"They're risky, solid and we have to focus on them".

"We want to take the positives into the next one". "I'd be willing to step forward", Rashford said. I'm confident in myself and what's meant to be will be.

"I'm slightly concerned, because as a centre-half who took a lot of knocks to the head I'm not normally synonymous with being a fashion icon", he joked.

Maybe it's the fortunate way the draw has panned out, or possibly the lack of expectation before the tournament, but whatever it is, England are in fantastic shape to finally put it all together on the world stage.

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