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The Golden Boot victor with six goals in the 2014 World Cup when Colombia reached the quarterfinals for the first time in their history, James was troubled by a calf injury earlier this month.

For Colombia, doubts still persist over whether star man James Rodriguez will be fit to start for the South Americans in Moscow.

The news means that it is likely that the 2014 Golden Boot victor will play some part against the "Three Lions", which would be a major boost for the Colombians as they seek to defeat England for the first time in their history. England looked strong against Panama but lost to Belgium 1-0.

They became the first team to come from two goals down to win a World Cup knockout match since West Germany fought back from 2-0 down against England in 1970 to win 3-2 after extra-time. However, this young side has nothing to fear and will be looking to relay the ghosts of England teams past.

England's penalty record is "horrendous", says the BBC, but coach Southgate has made sure his players have been working on their technique from 12 yards.

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Midfielder Diego Laxalt's shot from long range deflected off Denis Cheryshev's foot and past goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev . But perhaps the biggest plus was the late goal from Cavani, who had been frustrated during the group stage.

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"Davinson's a great player, a great guy as well", Alli said. The reason was not hard to understand: "Belgium played far more creative, imaginative and positive soccer".

The second half was as ill-tempered and chippy as the first, and so it was no real surprise the first goal came from the penalty spot, Harry Kane converting after he had been dragged to ground in the box by Sanchez.

Kane, the tournament's top marksman with five goals in two matches, will be desperate to get back on the scoresheet as he hunts the Golden Boot. "We're facing Japan, we've got to be ready for it", he said. "I don't think we should stop that".

England vs Colombia kicks off at 7pm, with coverage on the TV starting from 6.30pm. Colombia's players were sinking to their knees and England had reminded a global audience that, contrary to the impression they may have given for much of the previous 30 years, they do know how to win a penalty shootout, after all. Even more encouraging for the side will be the prospect of a quater-final against Sweden or Switzerland, although Southgate will be stressing to focus on the task at hand.