Gareth Southgate makes tournament strategy revelation ahead of England vs Colombia

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"I was only joking", he stated, after host Hugh Cahill quizzed Dunphy on his claims that England could be heading for their first World Cup final since they won the competition in 1966.

Their 1-0 win and Group G top spot secured in Kaliningrad by a curling Adnan Januzaj strike has pitched them into the half of the knockout draw featuring Brazil, France, and Argentina.

Within the confines of the dressing room, Southgate told his squad that bouncing back from disappointments is the mark of the best teams in the world and called on his team to show the same resilience as he addressed his squad in the moments after the final whistle. It looked like Colombia had 30,000 or 40,000 fans in the stadium for their last game. "He totally understood 100 per cent team first".

Both teams started the match with their second string side and played predictably in the first half as the duo know they have progressed into the next stage.

Lukaku made a fine start to the showpiece tournament in Russian Federation, scoring braces in wins over Panama and Tunisia before being rested for his team's final Group G game against England.

The 28-year-old Delph, disclosed that he held taks with England's manager, Gareth Southgate over what he termed a "domestic situation".

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On the hand, Three Lions' star defender John Stones is not a doubt for England's fixture against Colombia on Tuesday, July 3.

"During my time with England we met [Sweden] four times".

I've always said we've had a chance but at the moment I can't see past Brazil. The route we've got now is Colombia, who have been poor and had James Rodriguez limped out of the Senegal game.

Eriksson believes that his former team have messed it up, and in his opinion they are now on a more hard side of the draw. "We lost once, and the others were a draw and, going back before that, Sweden have beaten England in big games".

Japan are top and need just a point ($3.3) against already eliminated Poland to make sure they are the only Asian side to have a shot at glory.

"Whoever we play we believe we're capable of beating", Southgate said.

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