Colombia and England face each other in a 1/8-final
We are taking our attention to the Otkrytiye Arena in the Russian capital Moscow, where Colombia and England face each other in a 1/8-final game from the 2018 World Cup. These are our vip soccer predictions today for this clash.
Colombia had the bad luck to start with a 1-2 loss against Japan in the group stage. This loss happened after Los Cafeteros played almost the whole game with 10 men on the pitch. In the next two matches the Colombian team managed to regroup and achieved two consecutive wins against Poland and Senegal, which allowed them to win the group.
England finished second in their group, after recording two wins (against Tunisia and Panama) and one loss against Belgium. Here’s the moment to remind that the loss against Belgium came in special cirrcumstances, with both managers playing their reserve teams in the game. In other words, England’s only loss in the tournament so far came with their “B” team being on the pitch.
This move allowed the manager Gareth Southgate to keep his players from injuries and suspensions. It also means that his key players are going to be a bit fresher in this 1/8-final, because Colombia played with their “A” team against Senegal in their previous game.
Colombia’s manager Jose Pekerman have some serious problems before this clash in Moscow. Key players like James Rodriguez and Abel Aguilar recieved injuries, which would most likely stop them from starting against England. The loss of James Rodriguez, especially, is a big hit for the Colombian team, as he’s one of the big leaders of the squad.
Gareth Southgate on the other hand has the chance to use his best team in the game. The main man in this English side is the captain Harry Kane, who is leading in fight for the Golden Boot, having scored 5 goals in the tournament so far. In just two games, which is impressive. The Tottenham Hotspur striker is in remarkable form in the last year, which makes him a deadly weapon in front of the goal. If Kane once again shows his best qualities against Colombia, then Los Cafeteros would have some serious problems.
Radamel Falcao is the answer which Colombia can provide to Harry Kane. The team’s captain is Colombia’s best goalscorer of all time. El Tigre missed the previous World Cup because of an injury, but now he’s ready to inspire his teammates for something more in Russia. He already scored one goal in the competition – against Poland, but you can be sure that he’s hungry for some more. The AS Monaco player is showing some solid form in the last year, so he’s one of Colombia’s best weapons at this moment.
On Tuesday night Colombia will play for their first win against England in history so far. Their last encounter happened in 1998, when England beat Los Cafeteros with 2-0 at the World Cup in France. Colombia’s goal at the moment is to at least repeat their performance from 4 years ago, when they reached the 1/4-finals in Brazil.
As for England, the whole nation awaits “football to come home”, how they are saying it. Since they won the trophy in 1966, England are unable to reach the World Cup final for a second time. This is a pretty big wait, so now everyone is dreaming for this to happen.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the World Cup 1/8-final game between Colombia and England in Moscow. This is a tricky game, so be careful with it. It could go either way, to be honest.