BSP-47 Colombia without James as Kane returns for England
Colombia without James as Kane returns for England
MOSCOW, July 3, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez will
miss Tuesday’s World Cup last-16 tie against England after failing to recover
from a calf injury.
The Bayern Munich star limped out of Colombia’s final group match against
Senegal, and is replaced in Moscow by Jefferson Lerma in one of two changes
made by coach Jose Pekerman.
Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling return to the England line-up as manager
Gareth Southgate recalls nine players who were rested for the 1-0 defeat to
Belgium last week.
Dele Alli is also back in the team after missing the past two games
following a thigh strain he picked up in the opening 2-1 victory over
England are looking to win their first knockout game at a major tournament
since reaching the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup.
Starting line-ups for the World Cup last-16 tie between Colombia and
England in Moscow on Tuesday (1800 GMT kick-off):
David Ospina; Santiago Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica;
Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez; Juan Cuadrado, Juan Fernando Quintero,
Jefferson Lerma; Radamel Falcao (capt)
Coach: Jose Pekerman (ARG)
Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, John Stones; Kieran Trippier,
Ashley Young, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli; Raheem Sterling,
Harry Kane (capt)
Coach: Gareth Southgate (ENG)
Referee: Mark Geiger (USA)