Colombia vs England: World Cup match preview, commentary, predicted teams and more

first_imgPredicted teamsColombia: David Ospina; Santiago Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica; Carlos Sanchez, Mateus Uribe; Juan Cuadrado, Juan Quintero, Luis Muriel; Radamel Falcao.England: Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Kieran Trippier, Dele Alli, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Ex-Manchester United and Chelsea forward Radamel Falcao will want to prove a point against England. England manager Gareth Southgate celebrates against Tunisia. Team newsColombia star James Rodriguez is a doubt with a calf issue, while they may also set up in a more conservative manner.Meanwhile, the Three Lions will welcome back Dele Alli following injury and should recall most of their starting XI after many were rested against Belgium. 4 Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Gareth Southgate (England): “For this team this is a brilliant opportunity to go beyond where more experienced teams have before them. The lads have got the chance to write their own stories.”What the players are saying:Radamel Falcao (Colombia): “Well, it’s true that I didn’t shine as I waned to in England but that is part of the past.“Regarding tomorrow’s game, I only can say that it’s a dream to be here to play against England, as I said at the beginning, and I think all my team-mates are ready to play tomorrow.” 4 Shy guy Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Colombia v England is set to leave both nations at a stand still on Tuesday night as they bid for a spot in the World Cup 2018 quarter-finals.With tournament favourites falling foul of minnows, both sides will fancy their chances of going far in Russia. Tottenham star Dele Alli should return to play against Colombia. 4 Good times But first they must face each other in a bid to reach the quarter-finals.You can hear commentary of the action unfold live on talkSPORT from 7pm.What the managers are saying:Jose Pekerman (Colombia): “He’s a great player, he has played very well at Tottenham, very efficient, a great scorer who is playing very well.“He is one of the top scorers in the world, so we need to be careful about him. When you have a forward like him, it is very difficult to stop him, so we have to be careful.” Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers SUPERSTITION Ashley Young (England): “Of course I’ll put my name forward [to take a penalty].“I have got the confidence in my own ability to step up and take one, so if it goes to that stage then I’ll definitely be one to put my hand up and want to take one.“Obviously we’ve worked and practised them, and I have got confidence in my own ability to be able to score one.”How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT. Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? LU BEAUTY Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Pure class diamond geezer NO JOY Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Colombia players celebrate Yerry Mina’s goal against Senegal. 4 Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Fallon d’Floor Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football You’re the one misery Latest World Cup 2018 newslast_img read more

Usain Bolt breaks 10 seconds for first time this season in Monaco Diamond League win

first_imgUsain Bolt ran under 10 seconds for the first time this year as he narrowly won the 100 metres at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.The eight-times Olympic sprinting champion was slow out of the blocks, just as he was in his last race in Ostrava last month, and never managed to put a big gap between him and the field.He won in 9.95 seconds, three hundredths of a second ahead of American Isiah Young. South Africa’s Akani Simbine was third in 10.02.Before the meeting, the Jamaican went to Germany to have treatment for back issues that have troubled him for years. It was his last outing before next month’s world championships in London where he will race in the 100 metres and 4x100m relay.”It was good, I’m going into right direction, still a lot of work to do,” said Bolt, who is scheduled to retire after the world championships.”I’m always here for the fans, and of course I will miss the vibe around the track. Mixed emotions always — happy for my career, sad that it is ending. Sub 10 is always good. It was an exciting race, lots of energy.”Photo Credit: Reuters Olympic and world champion Wayde van Niekerk won a titanic battle against Botswana’s Isaac Makwala to take the 400 metres.The South African, also the world record holder in the event, made a lightning start, then Makwala recovered to lead coming off the final bend before Van Niekerk powered down the final straight to win in 43.73 seconds.advertisementMakwala’s time of 43.84 was a personal best.Van Niekerk’s fellow South African, Caster Semenya, won a dramatic women’s 800 metres in a season’s best and meeting record time of 1:55.27.The Olympic champion snatched the win in the last few metres ahead of Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba and Ajee Wilson, who both set national records. The trio had been neck and neck down the final straight.Wilson’s 1:55.61 shattered the previous U.S. record of 1:56.40 set by Jearl Miles-Clark in 1999.Elijah Manangoi upstaged a strong field to win the men’s 1500 metres in a year’s best time of 3:28.80.He sped past compatriot Timothy Cheruiyot on the final straight after the two broke clear of the field while Olympic champion Matt Centrowitz was well beaten in ninth.Manangoi’s fellow Kenyan, Emmanuel Korir, also ran the fastest time of the year as he won the men’s 800 metres in 1:43.10.last_img read more