Louisiana Safety Israel Mukuamu Names OSU in Final Four Schools

first_imgOSU has survived the cut from 9 schools to 4 for Louisiana safety Israel Mukuamu. The three-star prospect announced his final four schools on Monday which included Florida State, OSU, South Carolina and Indiana.Mukuamu, a Parkway High School recruit, holds nearly 20 offers from the likes of Florida, Ole Miss, Purdue and others. The big-bodied, 6-4 safety is set to make his final decision on July 24 in a commitment ceremony at his old school in South Carolina.AdChoices广告“When I went up there,” Mukuamu said of his recent visit to OSU, “Coach Gundy sat me in his office and told me he that he thinks I’m the guy for the program and that no matter what they’re going to keep a spot for me. They’re just waiting on me. Coach Hammerschmidt actually compares me to the safety there now, Tre Flowers. He said I could potentially come in early, play early and be the next him because he’s looking for another tall DB like him to play that strong safety position.”Mukuamu says he’s looking for a place that features a sports medicine program that fits him, but more importantly, he’s looking for the right fit as a program.“A coaching staff and football team that’s really family-based,” said Mukuamu. “It’s all about family to them. Education and a place I can play early and win championships.”After a late offer and surge in his recruitment, Florida State is the presumed favorite in his recruitment, especially after making consecutive visits to Tallahassee in mid-June. We’ll see if safeties coach Dan Hammerschmidt has some tricks up his sleeve to even the game before he makes his final decision. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

McTominay earns first Scotland call-up

first_imgManchester United Man Utd youngster McTominay earns first Scotland call-up Nicholas McGee 20:30 12/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) McTominay-Cropped Getty Images Manchester United Scotland Premier League Having opted against representing England, the midfielder has been named in Alex McLeish’s first squad having replaced Gordon Strachan in February Manchester United midfieder Scott McTominay has earned his first Scotland call-up for their upcoming friendlies with Costa Rica and Hungary.The 21-year-old is eligible for both Scotland and England, with his emergence under Jose Mourinho leading to much conjecture over which nation he should choose to play for. Lancaster-born McTominay has previously stated he sees his international future with the country of his father and reportedly pledged to represent Scotland this month following a meeting Alex McLeish. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp And he is in line to make his debut for Scotland after McLeish included him as one of six new faces in his first squad since being re-appointed as manager in February.Jon McLaughlin, Barry Douglas, Dylan McGeouch, Scott McKenna and Oliver McBurnie also receive their first call-ups.Newcastle United winger Matt Ritchie, Fulham captain Tom Cairney and Rangers’ Russell Martin have been recalled to the squad.Scotland face Costa Rica on March 23 at Hampden Park before travelling to Budapest to take on Hungary four days later.McLeish was appointed for a second time after Gordon Strachan was unable to lead them to the World Cup finals. Scotland have not featured at a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup, where they were eliminated in the group stage.Scotland squad: Jordan Archer (Millwall), Allan McGregor (Hull City), Jon McLaughlin (Hearts); Barry Douglas (Wolves), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Russell Martin (Rangers), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers), Callum Paterson (Cardiff City), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Kieran Tierney (Celtic); Stuart Armstrong (Celtic), Tom Cairney (Fulham), James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Aberdeen), Kevin McDonald (Fulham), Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian), John McGinn (Hibernian), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Aberdeen), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Jamie Murphy (Rangers), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle); Ryan Christie (Aberdeen), Jason Cummings (Rangers), Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley), Matt Phillips (West Brom).last_img read more

Videos: OSU’s Offensive Assistants Talk Upcoming Season at Media Golf Outing

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. STILLWATER — Oklahoma State hosted it’s annual media golf outing at Karsten Creek on Monday, and the PFB squad rolled deep at the event.We caught up with coordinators Sean Gleeson and Jim Knowles and position coaches Kasey Dunn, Charlie Dickey and Tim Duffie. Here are the interviews for the offensive coaches.last_img read more

PHOTOS: Best Shots from Oklahoma State’s 34-27 Win Over TCU

first_imgThe Cowboys earned the victory over TCU in a wild one on Saturday. PFB photographer Jackson Lavarnway was on hand and captured the most memorable moments from the Cowboys’ sixth win. Here are some of his best shots.3R1A20793R1A21053R1A21563R1A22333R1A22783R1A23893R1A25033R1A22033R1A21433R1A27183R1A32473R1A31483R1A3107-2_MG_18713R1A28313R1A2662-2_MG_18223R1A26343R1A3230 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

‘Diego Costa & Thiago at home playing for Spain’

first_imgWorld Cup Diego Costa & Thiago at ‘home’ playing for Spain – Senna Tauan Ambrósio 19:14 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Diego Costa Spain Getty World Cup Spain A trio of La Roja’s World Cup squad were born outside of the country but that won’t be an issue according to a man who enjoyed a similar experience Diego Costa, Thiago Alcantara and Rodrigo Moreno are at ‘home’ playing for Spain according to European Championship winner Marcos Senna.Senna –  like Costa, Thiago and Moreno – was not born in Spain, but went on to play for La Roja, despite his Brazilian heritage.Atletico Madrid striker Costa is the only one of the quartet who has actually played for Brazil at senior level before he controversially swapped allegiances in 2013. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Despite their background, Senna has insisted that each player is at home playing for Spain and that all three are ‘extremely important’ to their team at the World Cup in Russia.“Spain has been growing gradually, and those three players obviously could not be left out,” Senna told Goal. “They’re extremely important to the Spanish team.“They’re 100% adapted to the Spanish football culture, otherwise they wouldn’t be playing for Spain. They’re completely at home.”Senna spent the majority of his playing career with Spanish side Villarreal, making 357 appearances in all competitions during his 11 years at the club.After being granted Spanish citizenship in early 2006, Senna was capped 28 times for Spain during his five-year international career and won the European Championship in 2008 before missing out on the 2010 World Cup squad.Even though he is honoured to have played for Spain, he is unsure who he would like to win should his adopted country face Brazil in Russia.He joked: “I’m a privileged person because I can support both! This year I’m [cheering] for both of them, but I was with the Spanish national team during a coaching course, I’ve been invited to see the first game and I have friends in Spain (Iniesta, David Silva…).“I don’t know anyone from the Brazilian national team. I don’t know if I want to see both teams playing in the final… I don’t know which would need to be eliminated first, but I don’t want to see them playing the final, because then I can relax and cheer (laughs).”Spain’s success at the Euros in 2008 secured a first tournament triumph since 1964 and Senna revealed the pride he felt at being included in that team, calling it a ‘privilege’ to have played a role in what started a dominant period for Spanish football. He said: “Being a part of this winning generation was a privilege. It worked out, we had a great European Championship.“I think before that, Spain used to carry a very heavy weight on its shoulders, of always being a favourite and not being able to win. We took this weight off in 2008. We played very well and, after that, the players were ‘released’, and they started to believe that the title was possible.”last_img read more

Feed the GOAT and he will score! CR7 leaving greats behind

first_imgWorld Cup Feed the GOAT and he will score! Ronaldo leaving all the greats in his wake Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent in Moscow Last updated 1 year ago 22:00 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2018 Getty Images World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal v Morocco Morocco Portugal Opinion Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring is without modern or historical precedent; against Morocco he broke another record. It’s futile to deny his brilliance Lionel Messi took part in a memorable pre-World Cup photoshoot which attempted to underline his class as the Greatest Of All Time – the GOAT. For Paper Magazine , the Argentina captain posed with an actual real-life goat.The rivalry being what it is, it appears Cristiano Ronaldo has taken exception to this seemingly definitive categorisation and has set about correcting it, one facial hair at a time. Against Morocco, he not only debuted a new goatee beard but has begun to stroke it lovingly as well. In his own mind Cristiano has always been the GOAT and so begins his latest quest to convince the world of it. The best way to do that, the beard aside? Goals, goals and more goals. Eighty-five of them in fact.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar In Group B’s second match, Ronaldo overtook Ferenc Puskas as Europe’s highest international goalscorer – even his place as the continent’s greatest modern marksman was long assured.Portugal fans have watched their No. 7 find the net for the national team 85 times and there’s more to come. Each one nowadays is greeted with that familiar, primal growl of “SIIII!” that has become his calling card.And if his World Cup scoring record looked modest before Russia 2018, it is finally befitting of a man of Ronaldo’s stature.He had scored in three tournaments running before showing up here but there was only one goal in each of the World Cups in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He had been fighting fitness concerns in the past before major tournaments but here – even at 33 – he is razor-sharp.Against Spain, first, and now against Morocco, he has blunted another weapon in the arsenal of the critics.Portugal’s GOAT and now Europe’s GOAT. When will his status be beyond reproach?Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2018You would assume that with more football available than ever – and each one of Ronaldo’s matches for club and country accessible to fans all over the world – it would mean that the extra scrutiny would place his prowess beyond doubt.Still for some reason, players from the past such as Puskas and Di Stefano are lionised and admired as every bit better than their modern gladiatorial equivalents.That makes no sense considering the archive footage we have for those greats is nowhere near as extensive as what we have for Ronaldo.Why deny Ronaldo is the best when the evidence is borne out every time he steps on the field? We can see it with our own eyes.He may not necessarily be the greatest exponent of the game that the world has ever seen. Indeed it would have to be a pretty compelling argument to make the case he’s a better ‘footballer’ than Messi currently.But that’s hardly the point. He deals in numbers, those tangible football facts, and in dominating the big moments.Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2018His hat-trick against Spain – especially that last-gasp free-kick – will go down as one of the World Cup’s all-time great performances.His goal here against Morocco rocketed him to four goals in two games and ensured Portugal earned a tally of four points and making qualification as good as secure.The form that he’s in, you wouldn’t bet against him plundering many more before the record books are solidified for Russia 2018 and – who knows – he might even overtake the one-tournament goalscoring record set at 13 by France’s Just Fontaine in 1958.That’s what Ronaldo remains capable of; obliterating records and taking away the only deniability old fans have to his greatness. He is stronger, fitter, leaner, meaner, hungrier than all the old favourites and no numbers can stand in his way.Cristiano Ronaldo GOAT GFXSo out go Eusebio – for the national team, and the likes of Di Stefano, Puskas, Hugo Sanchez and Raul for Real Madrid. This was the year in which he bettered Puskas’s tally for European Cups and in 2016 he bettered Eusebio by winning an international tournament.He’s upending the historical order and leaving modern fans in no doubt about his status as No. 1. The world has never seen a scorer or a winner like him before.He has found a home in this Portugal team; the criticism in previous generations had been that they lacked a genuine No. 9. Ronaldo has provided that for them and the national team has never looked back.This is not a one-man show by any means. Yes, the rest of them facilitate Ronaldo but he is not asked to do everything in an attacking sense like Messi is for Argentina. He is thriving on the service his team-mates are giving him.Feed the GOAT and he will score.last_img read more

Sweden’s Durmaz racially abused after giving away free-kick

first_imgWorld Cup ‘Completely unacceptable’ – Sweden’s Durmaz hits out at racial abuse after giving away decisive free-kick Goal 00:47 6/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Jimmy Durmaz Sweden Getty Images World Cup Germany Germany v Sweden Sweden The Toulouse player was the subject of sick ethnic slurs and death threats after giving away the foul that was converted in style by Toni Kroos Sweden star Jimmy Durmaz has been subjected to vile racist abuse and even death threats after giving away a free-kick that cost his team dear against Germany. The Scandinavian side appeared to be on the road to victory on Saturday when Ola Toivonen lobbed over Manuel Neuer in the first half. Marco Reus, however, levelled the game after half-time before a stunning effort from Toni Kroos in injury time gave the World Cup holders three crucial points in the Group F showdown.  Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Durmaz had committed the original infraction that led to Kroos’ strike and, after the game, a flood of offensive comments were sent to his Instagram account. The Toulouse player, who was born in Sweden to parents of Assyrian heritage who emigrated to the country from Turkey, was targeted with slurs like “terrorist”, “Arab devil” and “Taliban warrior” in the aftermath of the defeat, and also received death threats, although hundreds of other commenters paid tribute to the star and slammed the racist attitudes espoused in the post. “It’s nothing I’m bothered about,” he told reporters when questioned on the abuse. “I’m here proud and representing my country.”Later, however, Durmaz hit out at those who had used his heritage to insult him, dubbing the situation “completely unacceptable.” “I am a player at the highest level, being criticised is something we are used to, it is part of the job and we have it every day,” he said. “But to be called a suicide bomber and to say you will kill me and my children is completely unacceptable. I am Swedish and I carry my shirt and flag with pride. “I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have spread joy. We are united, we are Sweden.”last_img read more

Salah retirement talk lies – Egypt FA member

first_imgWorld Cup Salah retirement claim is a ‘big lie’, says Egypt FA member Ahmed Atta Last updated 1 year ago 03:44 6/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mohamed Salah Egypt Russia World Cup 19062018 Getty World Cup Mohamed Salah Egypt Liverpool African All Stars It has been reported that the Liverpool star wants to cut ties with the national team after the World Cup but the governing body denied such talk Mohamed Salah is not considering retiring from international football, according to Egyptian FA board member Essam Abdel Fattah.It was reported by CNN on Sunday that the forward is unhappy with the way the governing body has treated him and used his image around the World Cup.Egypt will not proceed beyond the first round after losing their first two games, with Liverpool hero Salah missing the first because of an injury and scoring a penalty in the 3-1 defeat to Russia in their second fixture. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Nevertheless, he has been a big focus in the early stages of the competition, but little of it has been down to his exploits on the field.Salah was pictured alongside Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who was installed as the republic’s president by Vladimir Putin and has been accused of a large number of human rights violations.Kadyrov even announced Salah as an honorary citizen of Chechnya, holding a celebratory event for him and his Egypt team-mates.Having already battled with the governing body over their use of his face on the team’s plane, he is said to be thinking about his future already, but Abdel Fattah insists there are no issues.“This is a big lie,” he told Goal when asked about claims Salah could quit. “Nothing like this is true and I wonder how CNN are reporting these things.”When asked for his thoughts on the controversy surrounding meetings with Kadyrov, he added: “I don’t understand this. We’re guests in this men’s land and he invited us for a dinner. We can’t refuse something like that and this is very normal.”[Critics] are mixing politics and sports? We’re a sports team and nothing can involve us in politics.”I’m sick of all these rumours around our team. Today it was also said that an EFA member’s son was selling a ticket illegally…these are silly things and still lies.”Salah has played 58 times for Egypt since his debut in September 2011 and has scored 34 times, putting him fourth in their all-time top scorer list.last_img read more

Spain vs Russia: TV, stream & preview

first_imgWorld Cup Spain vs Russia: Live blog, text commentary, line-ups, stream & TV channel Goal Last updated 1 year ago 14:23 7/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Daler Kuzyaev Russia Isco Spain World Cup 2018 Getty World Cup Spain Russia Powerade Russia will be looking to bounce back from defeat to Uruguay, while 2010 champions Spain will aim to finally hit their stride with a comfortable win It’s a historic night for Russia to claim one of the biggest upsets in the knockout stages of the World Cup. There will be parties all over the country tonight to celebrate the famous victoryNot only does Russia’s victory send them through to the last eight of the tournament, it throws the entire side of the draw on their side wide open. Croatia, England, Denmark, Colombia, Sweden and Switzerland will all be eyeing their chances to advance deep into the competition.WOW! Spain are out of the World Cup, allowing Russia to advance to the quarter-finals. La Roja paid for their lack of clinical edge in the final third as the host nation’s resilience at the back saw them through to the lottery of penalties. There all the players in white shirts held their nerve, while Koke and Iago Aspas missed from 12 yards. MISSED!!! IT’S ALL OVER FOR SPAIN! Aspas does his best Simone Zaza impression with his run up, it is a weak penalty down the middle Akinfeev dives the wrong way but manages to save it with his foot. Russia are through!Scored: Cheryshev converts his penalty 3-4 Russia are so close….. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Scored: Similarly to Ignasevich Ramos stutters and scores 3-3SCORED: ADVANTAGE RUSSIA! Golovin smashes his penalty home 2-3MISSED: KOKE MISSES. He takes a soft penalty at a good height and Akinfeev palms it away 2-2Scored: The experienced Iganasevich stutters in the run up before sending De Gea the wrong way 2-2Scored: Pique steps up for Spain’s third and it goes in off the post 2-1.Scored: Smolov’s penalty is almost saved by De Gea but he cant get enough behind it 1-1.Scored: Iniesta converts sending Akinfeev the wrong way 1-0Spain are first up from the spot.We’re heading to penalties as Russia have held Spain at bay with brilliance at the back. It’s now a test of composure from the spot.FULL TIME: Spain 1-1 Russia…. WE ARE HEADED TO PENALTIES. 120 Mins: Fernandes does well at the back to fend off an attempt by Alba to break behind. We’re almost at spot-kicks.120 Mins: One minute added…..118 Mins: Golovin’s delivery is flicked on into the box, but is evades everyone in the area. Smolov attempts to keep the attack alive, only to see his cross cleared with ease.117 Mins: Smolov takes the ball to the corner and wins a set-piece for his team.116 Mins: Busquets takes a huge gamble in the box as he loses possession to Erokhin, but the midfielder cannot pick out a team-mate.115 Mins: Pique and Ramos are claiming a penalty from Koke’s free-kick as the Barcelona defender is fouled by Ignashevich. However, the referee and VAR do not agree with the Spain players. That is a big call.114 Mins: Ignashevich takes Isco out on the flank as he’s caught out of position. Russia have to deal with another free-kick from Koke.113 Mins: All hands on deck for Russia at the back. Spain are putting all kinds of pressure on their defence now. Runs from deep are beginning to become effective from La Roja.112 Mins: niesta looks for the offload into the feet of Aspas in the box, but he cannot take the pass in stride to waste the opening.111 Mins: Ignashevich wastes an opportunity to put Spain under pressure from a free-kick as he floats a long ball forward out of play for a goal-kick.109 Mins: SAVE! Rodrigo turns his man with ease on the half-way line and surges into the left insode channel. He goes to curl his effort beyond Akinfeev, but the keeper makes a brilliant save. The rebound falls to Carvajal who strikes at goal, although Kutepov is on hand to make the intervention on the slide.108 Mins: Carvajal has no options for a short pass on the right flank so he goes for the cross, but he floats the ball straight into the hands of Akinfeev.107 Mins: Iniesta tries to open space in the final third for a drive. He gets the shot away, but it’s deflected into the hands of Akinfeev.107 Mins: Spain are knocking on the door, but Russia are holding firm at the back. Can either side make a breakthrough before we go to penalties?106 Mins: The second half of extra-time is underway. HALF-TIME EXTRA-TIME: SPAIN 1-1 RUSSIA105 Mins: Golovin slides in on Isco and the referee awards a free-kick to Spain in a dangerous position. One minute added104 Mins: Asensio has had an underwhelming game and is replaced by Rodrigo.102 Mins: Iniesta releases Aspas over the top and the forward breaks towards the edge of the box before shooting. Ignashevich follows him all the way to make the vital block before clearing into touch.100 Mins:  Aspas plays Asensio into space on the edge of the box and he lets fly with a strike. However, the midfielder’s effort is tame and saved with ease by Akinfeev.97 Mins: Russia make use of their extra substitution as Daler Kuzyaev is replaced by Aleksandr Erokhin97 Mins: Koke’s patience runs out on the edge of the box as he goes for the strike, only to hammer his effort over the bar.95 Mins: Isco tries to carve out space for a cross into the box. He puts it into a dangerous area, but Ignashevich greets the delivery with a big boot downfield.94 Mins: It’s the same pattern as normal time as Spain are dominating possession, with a white line of shirts holding firm on the edge of their box.92 Mins: Aspas breaks behind the Russia defensive line and he forces a low cross into the box, but Kutepov gets ahead of Carvajal, who almost manages to steer an effort towards goal. Russia clear the danger, although that was a close call.91 Mins: We’re back underway in the Luzhniki Stadium.For the first time of the 2018 World Cup we’re heading to extra-time. Russia have been brilliant at the back, fending off Spain’s desperate attempts to find a winner. Andres Iniesta came closest to getting a second goal for La Roja, but he was denied by Igor Akinfeev. Russia have had their moments on the break, but did not capitalise on a couple of good openings.END OF NORMAL TIME: SPAIN 1-1 RUSSIA! We are headed to extra-time90+2 Mins: WIDE! Smolov raids into space on the edge of the box and he goes for a curler towards the top corner, but he fires his effort just wide of the post.90 Mins: OVER! Isco lift his delivery higher towards the back post and Ramos heads towards goal. However, he has too much elevation on his attempt, guiding it over the bar. Four minutes added.89 Mins: Isco sends two dangerous deliveries towards the near post, but Russia clear behind for a third corner.88 Mins: Cheryshev brings down Isco on the right flank. The midfielder takes the resulting free-kick himself, but sees his cross diverted behind for a corner.87 Mins: Smolov has space on the break to attack through the middle, but he chooses the wrong pass and allows Spain to recover. 85 Mins: SAVE! Iniesta latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box. He sends a stinging effort towards goal on the half-volley, but Akinfeev makes a smart stop.84 Mins: Iniesta attempts to combine with Aspas on the edge of the box. Russia flood men back and hack the ball into touch. Iniesta is asking questions late in the game.82 Mins: Busquets misses his kick from Isco’s delivery from the corner. There’s a slight moment of confusion as the referee considers a VAR decision, but it’s over in an instant.81 Mins: Aspas makes a run towards the left inside channel to latch on to Iniesta’s pass, but Kutepov on the slide sends it behind for a corner.80 Mins: A surprising decision as Hierro replaces Costa with Aspas.79 Mins: Patience from Spain once again as they work the ball across Russia’s half, attempting to stretch the defence. However, once again the host nation hold firm in their defences.77 Mins: Russia attempt to break down the right through Golovin, but he cannot take an offload from CheryshRoman Zobnin Isco Russia Spain World Cup 2018ev in stride and the opening is spurned.75 Mins: Iniesta and Costa attempt to combine in the final third, but the midfielder fails to take Costa’s return pass in stride.74 Mins: Isco swings the ball into the box, but the white shirts are back in numbers and Kudryashov is able to make an important clearance ahead of Costa.73 Mins: Ignashevich miscues a simple clearance at the back, slicing his attempt behind for a Spain corner.71 Mins: Zobnin catches Alba with a late challenge and goes into the book.70 Mins: Nacho is withdrawn with an injury as Carvajal enters the pitch.69 Mins: Spain build from the back and knock the ball around the Russia half, but the host nation sit back and asborb the presssure. La Roja have to be more creative.66 Mins: Spain make a change with Andres Iniesta making way for David Silva. Can Iniesta produce another piece of World Cup magic to send Spain through?66 Mins: Russia break with pace down the right and Golovin goes on a surge into the inside channel. However, he loses his footing before he can fire a low ball across the face of goal, allowing Spain to clear from a goal-kick.65 Mins: Substitution: Artem Dzyuba makes way for Fyodor Smolov63 Mins: Fernandes tries to get the better of Ramos down the right flank and he wins a free-kick for his team, much to the bemusement of Ramos.61 Mins: Substitution: Aleksandr Samedov comes off for  Denis Cheryshev60 Mins: Nacho swings a cross into the box and Silva makes a late run to attempt to latch on to the ball. He heads the ball wide of the post away from his team-mate, lurking behind him.59 Mins: BLOCK! Costa works the ball into Isco on the charge in the left inside channel. He opts not to shoot on his right foot and instead pulls it down for an effort on his left. However, white shirts flood across to the near post to make the block58 Mins: Samedov fails to whip a quality cross into the box, allowing La Roja to clear their lines. Golovin then handles as he makes a sliding challenge on Koke.57 Mins: Fernandes battles down the right flank once again to beat Alba in the air. Ramos goes down in his attempt to clear under pressure from Samedov, allowing Russia to win a corner.55 Mins: Russia are able to clear their lines from a delivery from Isco. The host nation are holding firm at the back.54 Mins: Kupetov is loose with his challenge on Isco down the left flank and he hands Spain a free-kick in a dangerous position. Picking up a booking in the process.53 Mins: Asensio lifts a dangerous cross to the back post from the right flank, but Isco is unable to muster an effort on target.51 Mins: OVER! Koke swings his delivery into the box and Costa rises to head at goal, but he sends his effort harmlessly over the bar.50 Mins: Nacho is brought down on the right flank by Golovin and the referee awards a free-kick to La Roja that will be taken by Koke.49 Mins: Spain attempt to build a rhythm from the back once again, using patience in possession.47 Mins: Alba latches on to a loose ball in the box, but he cannot make solid contact, using his thigh to guide his effort goalwards. Akinfeev gets down to make the stop.46 Mins: Ramos makes an early mistake as he is closed down at the back. Fortunately for the defender, Golovin cannot find room for a strike as La Roja flood men back on the edge of their own box.46 Mins:  We’re back underway at the Luzhniki Stadium as Zhirkov makes way at the back for Granat.Fernando Hierro will be concerned by his side’s inability to break down the Russia defence. Other than an effort from Diego Costa at the end of the half, they failed to test Igor Akinfeev. That will have to change for La Roja to claim their place in the quarter-final as the host nation are more than capable of battling to end.It’s all square at the Luzhniki Stadium between Spain and Russia. The host nation will be delighted with the scoreline at the interval as Artem Dzuyba’s penalty cancelled an own goal from Sergei Ignashevich. La Roja took the lead when Ignashevich inadvertently knocked the ball into his own net when grappling with Sergio Ramos at a free-kick. However, Spain did not build on their lead and were punished before half-time when Gerard Pique handled in the area. Artem Dzuyba held his composure to score from 12 yards, levelling the scores in the round-of-16 clash.HALF TIME: Spain 1-1 Russia45 Mins: BLOCK! Costa works Isco into space on the edge of the box and he goes for the strike at goal, only to be denie by the head of Kupetov.44 Mins: Samedov is late on Alba and concedes a free-kick just inside the Spain half. Russia are playing with a fiery intensity, although it needs to be controlled aggression.43 Mins: Spain have been far too relaxed in their approach. They’ve enjoyed plenty of possession, but have not posed much of a threat in the final third.41 Mins: GOALLLLLLLL!!! DZUYBA KEEPS HIS COOL!!!! 1-1!!!! The striker has a long wait as Spain protest to the referee. However, Dzuyba holds his composure as he slots his effort into the bottom corner, sending De Gea the wrong way. Game on in the  Luzhniki Stadium.40 Mins: PENALTY TO RUSSIA!  Dzuyba wins a header from the resulting corner and the ball strikes the outstretched arm of Pique. The referee has no choice but to point to the spot and present the defender with a yellow card.38 Mins: Russia threaten down the right flank as Fernandes knocks the ball inside for Zobnin. The midfielder goes for the cross into the box, forcing Koke to send it behind for a corner.36 Mins: CHANCE! Russia threaten as Dzuyba wins a knockdown allowing Golovin to break forward with Zobnin. The latter weaves his way into the box before sliding a pass out wide for his team-mate. Golovin takes a touch inside before shooting, bending his effort just wide of the post.36 Mins: Isco looks for the run of Costa in the final third, but Kupetov covers ground well to make the header back to Akinfeev.34 Mins: Spain are trying to build their possession back up from the back. Hierro’s men have not had to be exceptional to hold their one-goal advantage.32 Mins: Russia are battling to make life difficult out there for La Roja. However, they’re struggling for quality in the final third to create a clear-cut opening.30 Mins: Zobnin races down the right flank and tries to work the Spain defence, only to see his low cross blocked by Isco on the slide.28 Mins: Russia take a short corner and try to work the ball on the right flank. However, Costa wins his challenge against Samedov to end the attack.27 Mins: A long ball forward is awkward to defend for Ramos with Dzuyba lurking. The bounce favours Russia and allows Zobnin to send a low cross into the box that deflects off Busquets and out for a throw-in.26 Mins: Ignashevich sends a decent pass forward for Golovin, but he takes a poor first touch and then slips to spurn his opening in space in the final third. Russia have to make the most of their opportunities.25 Mins: Samedov loses his footing and it allows Isco to thread a pass through to Alba in the left inside channel. The Real Madrid man just puts too much pace on his offload to send it out for a goal-kick.23 Mins: Samedov lifts the ball into the box towards the back post where Dzuyba wins the header to nod it back across goal, but La Roja react to clear the danger.23 Mins: Ramos nudges Dzuyba as the two collide in the air, handing the host nation with an opportunity to put a cross into the box.21 Mins: Fernandes battles down the right flank to beat Alba in the air, but Ramos is on hand to clear his lines ahead of Samedov.19 Mins: Spain are relaxing into a rhythm at the moment as Russia are allowing Isco to pull the strings in the middle of the park. It’s all too easy for La Roja.17 Mins: Isco weaves his way through a crowd of players on the edge of the box, but Russia get enough men back behind the ball to thwart the midfielder’s surge.STAT: Ignashevich is the oldest ever player to score an own goal at the World Cup (38y 352d).15 Mins: Pique battles Golovin down the left flank and he wins the ball in his challenge, knocking it off the midfielder to win a goal-kick for his team.13 Mins: Russia work the ball in the final third and Kuzyaev goes for the strike from distance, only to see his effort sail harmlessly over the bar.Sergio Ramos Spain Russia11 Mins: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! SPAIN LEAD 1-0!!!! IGNASHEVICH SCORES AN OWN GOAL!!!! La Roja are ahead in the contest as Ignashevich puts the ball into his own net. The delivery from Isco from the free-kick had the Russia defender in all sorts of trouble. He resorted to drag Ramos to the ground at the back. The ball struck his heel in the process of their grappling and from close range it left Akinfeev with no chance to stop it trickling into the net.11 Mins: It’s a sore one for Nacho as he takes his time to get to his feet.10 Mins: Nacho makes a run down the right flank to latch on to Isco’s pass. Zhirkov is high with his challenge and the referee awards a free-kick in a good position for La Roja.8 Mins: David Silva loses possession in the middle of the park. Dzuyba offloads to Golovin, who in turn tries to release Samedov, but his pass goes astray.7 Mins: La Roja are already flooding men forward into the Russia half, with the host nation sitting deep on the edge of their own box.6 Mins: Isco tries to work the ball into the penalty area, but Ignashevich holds firm to head away from Costa.5 Mins: Samedov’s delivery is too high for anyone to make clean contact in the box. Zhirkov collects 30 yards from goal and goes for the strike, only to see his effort blocked.4 Mins: Golovin surges down the right flank to break away from Ramos and he wins his side a corner off the legs of Pique. A nice burst from the Russia midfielder.2 Mins: Boos erupt from the Russia fans inside the stadium as Spain build possession from the back.1 Min:  We’re underway at the Luzhniki Stadium.The players are out on the pitch for the anthems.10 Mins to KO: Spain are unbeaten in their last 23 games (W15 D8), the longest current run amongst the 32 teams at the 2018 World Cup. Their last defeat came two years ago against Italy in the round of 16 of the European Championships (0-2, June 2016).Ramos has now equaled Iker Casillas’ record of 17 games for Spain at the World Cup.Hierro makes the biggest call of his tenure to date as he drops Iniesta for the contest. Iniesta created Isco’s goal against Morocco with a weaving run down the left. However, Hierro has replaced the veteran with Asensio down the left flank. Nacho comes into the side to replace Carvajal at right-back, while Koke is preferred to Thiago in the centre of midfield in the other two changes from Spain’s draw last time out.Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russia have never beaten Spain (D2 L4). Their last encounter ended 3-3 in a friendly back in November 2017.35 Mins to KO: Russia were dominant in their opening two matches of the tournament, putting five goals past Saudi Arabia and another three against Egypt. Uruguay exposed them in their final match to finish second in Group A, leaving Stanislav Cherchesov and his team with a huge task on their hands this afternoon to produce a stunning upset. A win for Russia would open up the competition on their side of the draw.Spain were not at their fluent best during the group stage as they overcame the departure of manager Julen Lopetegui two days before the tournament. Fernando Hierro has kept La Roja on course for a deep run in the competition, although his side needed a late strike from Iago Aspas to avoid defeat to Morocco last time out. Spain will have to put forward a stronger display against the host nation, who will have a tremendous backing this afternoon.Hello and welcome to this live text commentary of the World Cup last-16 match between Spain and Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium. Game Spain vs Russia Date Sunday, July 1 Time 3pm BST / 10am ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)C Confirmed LineupsConfirmed Spain XI: David de Gea; Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Koke, Sergio Busquets; David Silva, Isco, Marco Asensio; Diego CostaSubs: Daniel Carvajal, Andres Iniesta, Saul Niguez, Rodrigo Moreno, Thiago Alcantara, Lucas Vazquez, Alvaro Odriozola, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nacho Monreal, Iago Aspas, Pepe Reina.Confirmed Russia XI: Igor Akinfeev; Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Fedor Kudryashov; Mario Fernandes; Daler Kuzyaev, Roman Zubnin; Yuri Zhirkov; Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin; Artem Dzyuba.Subs: Andrey Semenov, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinskiy, Alan Dzagoev, Fedor Smolov, Andrey Lunev, Vladimir Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Vladimir Gabulov, Aleksandr Erokhin.TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX / Telemundo fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BBC or streamed live online using the BBC iPlayer. UK TV channel Online stream BBC One BBC iPlayerlast_img read more

LIVE: Colombia vs England

first_imgWorld Cup Colombia vs England: Live blog, text commentary, line-ups, stream & TV channel Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:15 7/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Harry Kane, England Getty World Cup Colombia v England Colombia England Powerade Colombia are still waiting on the extent of James Rodriguez’s injury while England will be aiming to bounce back from their defeat to Belgium England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties at the end of a pulsating encounter. Kane’s penalty had given England the lead in the second half of a tense affair before Mina headed in Cuadrado’s corner in injury time to send the tie to extra time. Both sides had their share of play in extra time but couldn’t find a winner. England looked set for another penalty elimination as Henderson’s spot kick was saved, but Uribe hit the crossbar and Pickford kept out Bacca’s effort to swing the shootout back in England’s favour. Dier then stepped out to score the decisive penalty to set up a clash with Sweden on Saturday.England celebrateFULL-TIME: COLOMBIA 1 (3) – (4) 1 ENGLAND Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar ENGLAND ARE THROUGH TO THE QUARTER-FINALS!SCORED: Dier steps up and coolly fires into the bottom left corner. England win, 4-3. They are going to the quarter finals.SAVED: WHAT A SAVE! Bacca tries to go down the middle but the outstretched hand of Pickford keeps it out of the net. Advantage England.SCORED: Excellent from Trippier. He drives it into the top left. Ospina went the right way but Ospina couldn’t reach it. 3-3.MISSED: Substitute Uribe steps up and fires his penalty straight into the underside of the bar.SAVED: Henderson goes to the bottom right but Ospina finds himself equal to it, parrying it wide of the right post.SCORED: Muriel sends Pickford the wrong way as he rolls the ball into the right of the goal, with Pickford diving the wrong way. 3-2 Colombia.SCORED: Rashford fires into the bottom left corner. Confident strike from the Manchester United youngster.SCORED: Cuadrado drives a powerful effort straight into the top left corner. Pickford dived the right way but he was never reaching that. SCORED: Brilliant from Kane as he rifles his shot straight into the bottom left corner. No chance for Ospina. 1-1.SCORED: Cool as you like from Falcao, he powers his penalty straight down the centre. Here we go! Colombia are up first.It is all square at the end of extra time as England could not make their dominance count. They had plenty of possession and upped their game but Colombia defended well. Penalties will now decide the outcome of such a tense encounter.END OF EXTRA-TIME: COLOMBIA 1-1 ENGLAND – WE’RE GOING TO PENALTIES!120+1 mins: Colombia’s attack comes to the end and that should be that. Penalties are imminent.119 mins: The set piece delivery is good again but Ospina flies off his line to punch the ball clear, with Maguire waiting behind him. England continue to push forward. One minute to go.118 mins: It is all England in this second half and they continue to pour forward. Rose flicks the ball beyond Cuadrado but the winger brings him to ground. England free kick from another dangerous set piece situation. Cuadrado is booked for the foul on Rose, on the left touchline.116 mins: CHANCE! Trippier’s corner from the right is another excellent delivery, but Dier can only power a free header high over the bar. That was England’s moment, he should have done much better the Tottenham midfielder. Arias is replaced by Zapata for Colombia’s fourth and final change of the night.115 mins: CHANCE! Vardy escapes Mina on the right and fires in a low cross towards the front post. Lingard arrives to meet it but it bounces just beyond him, allowing Sanchez to clear for a corner.113 mins: Walker has a touch of cramp and Southgate is taking no chances. Rashford is on to replace him.112 mins: CHANCE! Rose is slipped inside the left of the box and tries to roll the ball towards the far corner, but it curls just wide of the post. So close.111 mins: Maguire finds Lingard inside the box with space but the ball just cannons off the leg of Lingard. England are playing with more positivity but Colombia are holding firm so far.109 mins: Risky stuff from England as they pass their way out of the back. It works out though but Kane is eventually dispossessed by Mina in Colombia’s half.108 mins: CHANCE! Sanchez’s clearance drops only as far as Lingard and he slots the ball through for Vardy. The angle is difficult for him and Mina is on hand to block the shot. They’ve started this half much better though, England. 107 mins: CHANCE! Kane’s pass finds Vardy with space inside the box, but the Leicester striker can only fire his first-time effort straight down the throat of Ospina. It wouldn’t have counted anyway, as the linesman had flagged for offside.106 mins: We’re back underway!Colombia dominated that first half of extra time and England are simply hanging on. Southgate’s men are struggling to string more than a couple of passes together and that late Colombia goal has certainly appeared to knock their confidence. Colombia have not tested Pickford though and we are 15 minutes away from a penalty shootout.HALF-TIME EXTRA-TIME: COLOMBIA 1-1 ENGLAND105+1 mins: Colombia pile bodies forward and into the box as Falcao works the ball wide to Mojica, but this time the defender’s delivery is straight out of play. There is one minute of added time to go105 mins: It is still all Colombia and England just don’t seem to have recovered from the shock of that late goal. Mojica fires in a wonderful cross from the left but Falcao can only fire his header wide of the left post, under pressure from Maguire.102 mins: Young’s night is up as Rose comes on to replace him. 101 mins: Cuadrado’s corner finds the head of Davinson Sanchez, but he can only direct his header wide of the left post. 100 mins: Cuadrado whips in a cross from the right towards Bacca but his header hits off an England body and Colombia have a corner.98 mins: England’s turn to push forward but they don’t seem eager to commit the numbers. Kane tries to play a ball over the top for Vardy but it is straight into the gloves of Ospina.96 mins: Bacca is almost found free inside the box but Pickford gets off his line quickly to snuff the danger. 95 mins: It is all Colombia at the moment. England are being pegged back into their own half and leaving Vardy up front on his own. 94 mins: Worrying signs for England as Young appears to be moving gingerly over on the left of midfield. England do still have two changes available to them though, with one additional due to extra time.92 mins: Mina is the first player to score 3+ headed goals in a single WC since Klose in 2002 (5).91 mins: Extra-time is underway!Colombia piled the pressure on at the end and England finally caved, as Mina’s header brought Colombia level to send the tie into extra time. England never looked like scoring a second following Kane’s penalty and tried to slow the game down and kill the game instead. England certainly have fresher legs following their rest for the Belgium game, so they will surely have the advantage in that sense in these next 30 minutes.END OF NORMAL TIME: COLOMBIA 1-1 ENGLAND90+6 mins: Harry Kane has been fouled 9 times today. The last England player to be fouled more in a World Cup game was Alan Shearer v Tunisia in 1998 (11).90+5 mins: Five minutes of injury time are up and 30 more minutes of this tense tie are imminent.90+3 mins: GOAL! 1-1!!!! Colombia have their equaliser as Mina rises high at the back post to head Cuadrado’s delivery into the left corner. Vardy tried to head it off the line but he could not get enough on it. Colombia are back in it.90+2 mins: CHANCE! Substitute Uribe rifles a half-volley from over 30 yards out and Pickford pulls off a magnificent save to tip it around the post. Colombia corner.90 mins: Mojica whips in a cross from a deep position but it is over the head of everyone and out for an England throw. There are five minutes of additional time left to play.88 mins: Sterling is replaced by Vardy, who will add a little extra energy to England’s attack for the dying minutes. Quintero, who has been Colombia’s best attacker of the evening, is replaced by Muriel for Colombia’s final throw of the dice.87 mins: SHOT! Falcao finds himself a bit of space outside the England box but he can only drive his low shot into the hands of Pickford. Time is running out for Colombia.86 mins: Harry Kane’s penalty goal is the only shot on target so far in the second half from either side.85 mins: CHANCE! Colombia finally threaten as Quintero’s cross from the right just misses the head of Sanchez and Falcao. It falls to Mojica on the other side who does find Falcao, but the Monaco striker can only head over the bar. 84 mins: It is another good delivery from Trippier but Maguire’s header is straight out of play. He should have done better.83 mins: England are beginning to almost slow the game down just a little too much. Colombia are applying pressure with a lot more success now. Kane is the latest person to be robbed of possession, but he is brought down in the process. Trippier to deliver the free kick.81 mins: First change for England as Southgate looks to shore up his midfield, with Dier replacing Alli. CHANCE! Walker dawdles on the ball and he is robbed by Bacca. Colombia find themselves in a three against two situation, but Cuadrado can only rifle his effort high over the crossbar. Huge let off for England and Colombia could be left to rue such a good opportunity.Harry Kane, England79 mins: Colombia make their second change as Carlos Sanchez is replaced by midfielder Uribe.77 mins: Colombia begin to apply some serious pressure to the England defence but the men in red get it clear. England break forward through the pace of Sterling. He finds Lingard inside the box but it is well intercepted by Davinson Sanchez. Lingard wants a penalty but the referee waves it away.75 mins: England with another free kick from a good crossing position. Young fires it towards the back post but Kane can not get to it. He was offside anyway so it wouldn’t have counted. England continue to press forward for a second goal to kill the game.73 mins: Young’s corner from the left finds the head of Maguire but the defender can only head onto the roof of the net. England are continuing to be a threat from set pieces though.72 mins: Great play from England! Alli brilliant pass cuts straight through the Colombia midfield and releases Lingard inside the box. He tries to find Kane who is free near the penalty spot, but Davinson Sanchez intercepts well.71 mins: England are happy to keep the ball and invite Colombia onto them at the moment, as they try to take the sting out of the game. Colombia are pressing really high up the pitch, with Falcao and Bacca leading the line.69 mins: Lingard is booked for pulling down Carlos Sanchez after losing possession in midfield.67 mins:  England are starting to play with a bit more freedom in the final third now. Sterling links up well with Young on the left wing to release the United defender. Young whips in a decent cross but there is no one in a red shirt to meet it. 66 mins:  Harry Kane is the first player to score in six consecutive England appearances since Tommy Lawton in 1939.64 mins:  Bacca, who has only just come onto the pitch, is booked for needlessly clipping the heel of Stones. 63 mins:  CHANCE! England have been a threat from set pieces all evening and they are at it again. Young’s delivery is headed back across goal by Maguire but Colombia clear. It is chipped back into the box by Trippier and Alli can only head over the bar from four yards out. Falcao is the latest Colombia player to be booked as tensions among the men in yellow threaten to boil over. Yerry Mina Colombia62 mins:  Attacking change for Colombia as Lerma is replaced by Bacca.  60 mins:  Colombia controlling possession now and there is much more urgency in their play. A cross from the left is aimed for Falcao but it is headed away by Stones. 58 mins:  Quintero, who has arguably been Colombia’s biggest attacking threat in this game, tries an ambitious shot from 30 yards, but it is straight into a defender. The ball deflects to Carlos Sanchez inside the right of the box but Maguire is over quickly to see away the danger.57 mins:  GOAL! 1-0 England!!!!! Kane steps up to curl his penalty straight down the centre of the goal, with Ospina diving to his right. England have their lead.56 mins:  Henderson goes into the referees book as well, for dissent. The Colombia players continue to dispute with the referee.54 mins:  PENALTY! Carlos Sanchez brings Kane to the floor and England have an opportunity from the spot. Carlos Sanchez is given a yellow card for pulling Kane down inside the box following a corner.53 mins:  CHANCE! It is whipped in by Young from the left but Davinson Sanchez rises ahead of Kane to clear. England corner.52 mins:  Arias is booked for an aerial foul on Kane. Set piece opportunity for England.50 mins: ​ Lingard links up well with Henderson in the midfield but the Manchester United forward’s pass towards Sterling is weak and easily cut out by  Davinson Sanchez. 48 mins:  Trippier tries to add a bit of energy to England’s attack but he runs the ball straight into Mojica. Tame start to the second half.46 mins: The second half is underway!We are minutes away from the second half, with a quarter final tie against Sweden the reward for victory. England have shaded the first half but neither side have really looking like causing the goalkeepers any trouble. England will need to avoid buying into the disruption of the Colombia players and getting heated and focus on improving their service towards Kane and Sterling. Colombia have defended well but will also need to find some quality in the final third if they are to break down this England defence.Jordan Henderson England Colombia World CupAll square at the break of a half of football that threatened to boil over at times. England had the best of the opening 20 minutes but Colombia grew into the game. The closest thing to a clear cut chance fell to Kane but he could only direct a difficult header over the crossbar. Barrios managed to escape with only a yellow card after a headbutt to the chest of Henderson. It remains all to play for in the second half.HALF-TIME: COLOMBIA 0-0 ENGLAND 45+4 mins:  Colombia try to add a bit of urgency to their attack but the linesman blows for offside against Falcao. 45+3 mins:  CHANCE! A clearance falls into the edge of the Colombia box and Sterling arrives first to volley it towards goal, but he can only direct it over the crossbar. It wasn’t the best height for the Manchester City forward but he will be frustrated to have not done better.45+2 mins:  SHOT! Quintero finds space outside the box to shoot but he doesn’t generate any real power on his shot, and it curls straight into the hands of Pickford. Better from Colombia though.45+1 mins:  The fourth official has indicated three minutes of additional time.45 mins:  SHOT! Kane tries a shot from around 25 yards out, but his low effort is far wide of the left post.44 mins:  Quintero tries to release Mojica down the left wing but it is well over hit. They haven’t really threatened the back three of England so far, really.43 mins:  Raheem Sterling has had five shots at this tournament, three of which have come in the opening 30 minutes of this game.42 mins:  SHOT! Trippier curls the free kick over the wall but it curls just wide of the left post. Not a bad effort but it was nothing to concern Ospina in the Colombia goal.41 mins:  Barrios receives a yellow card after an altercation with Henderson in the Colombia wall. He can consider himself lucky as that could have easily been a red, as he appears to headbutt the England midfielder.38 mins:  England have a free kick just outside the box, as Lerma brings down Kane. Good shooting position for England here, slightly to the left.36 mins:  Henderson has not seen much of the ball in attacking sense but he finds some space here. He tries to find the run of Kane inside the left of the box but it bounces just behind the run of the Spurs man. 35 mins:  Colombia have grown into this game as the first half has wore on and are starting to see plenty of the ball now. England are dropping deeper and closing the spaces in the final third for now.33 mins:  The England throw goes straight to Falcao and he finds Quintero on the edge of the box. The winger releases his shot quickly but he can only drag it wide of the near post. A let off for England though, very poor throw.32 mins:  Another England attack comes to a tame end. Davinson Sanchez tries to release Cuadrado on the right wing but it is straight out of play for an England throw.31 mins:  Sterling finds a bit of space on the edge of the box but his shot is easily blocked by a defender. England come forward again but Barrios intercepts.Davinson Sanchez, Harry Kane29 mins:  Alli tries to flick the ball into the feet of Lingard behind the Colombia defence but it is again well defended by the men in yellow. England are struggling to find a way through at the moment. 27 mins:  Trippier fires the corner towards the penalty area but Lerma rises high to power a clearance towards the halfway line.26 mins:  England earn another corner as Young’s free kick finds Maguire at the back post. Davinson Sanchez gets there just ahead of him to clear the danger.25 mins:  Since (and including) the 1966 World Cup final, 50% of England’s knockout games at the tournament have gone to extra-time (7 out of 14). Three have been decided by a penalty shoot-out, all lost by England (Germany 1990, Argentina 1998, Portugal 2006).23 mins:  Kane loses the ball on the left and Colombia come forward once more at pace. Cuadrado tries to find Quintero on the left of the box but it is cut out by Walker. The danger signs are there for England as Colombia are often finding spaces in behind.22 mins:  Good reactions from Stones. Cuadrado’s blocked effort falls to the feet of Falcao in the box, but Stones reads the forward’s intentions well to nick the ball away from him. Great defending.21 mins:  Alli finds the run of Sterling down the left but he miss-controls the ball as he tries to turn back inside. Goal kick Colombia.20 mins:  England try to come forward again, working the ball wide to Trippier on the right. This time Mojica disposed of him though. Most of England’s better attacks have come through the Tottenham defender in these opening 20 minutes.17 mins:  Colombia with a spell of possession but England are keeping their defensive shape well. The Three Lions have certainly had the better of these opening stages so far.16 mins:  CHANCE! Trippier with the delivery once again. His cross from the right finds Kane at the back post but the Tottenham forward can only direct his header over the crossbar.13 mins:  CHANCE! Trippier’s delivery is easily cleared but it comes back to Sterling on the edge of the box. He tries the shot but can only find the body of a defender.12 mins:  England come forward again, albeit slowly. Mina holds Sterling back though and England have another free kick. It is more central this time, though.10 mins:  Sterling tries to find Lingard inside the box but Barrios intercepts well for another corner.9 mins: ​ Trippier’s delivery is cleared by Carlos Sanchez and Colombia can break. Once again though, England do well to snuff out the danger. Colombia are bombing forward after every cleared set piece.8 mins:  Trippier releases Sterling into the right of the box from a set piece, but Mina reads the danger well to block the shot for another England corner.7 mins:  Young delivers the corner but it is straight into the gloves of Ospina. Colombia try to break forward on the counter attack through Mojica on the left wing, but he overruns it and Trippier can clear.6 mins:  SHOT! Young tries to curl into the corner from the tight angle and it is punched away by Ospina. Trippier whips it back in towards the head of Kane from the right wing but it is cleared away for the first corner of the game.5 mins:  England break beyond the high press of Colombia and Sterling is released down the left wing. He tries to turn inside Mina on the edge of the box but the Colombia defender blocks, handballing in the process. England free kick from a decent crossing position.4 mins:  Trippier tries to find Lingard down the right of the box but it is easily mopped up by Davinson Sanchez, who also wins a free kick for his side.2 mins:  England are happy to keep hold of the ball early on here and be patient with their build up. The Colombia fans are making plenty of noise as they vastly outnumbers the England support.1 min: We’re underway!5 MINS TILL KO: The teams are out and the anthems are underway, kick-off is just moments away!Colombia make two changes from their narrow victory over Senegal last time out. Rodriguez does not feature in the squad at all due to injury, with Lerma replacing him in the starting line-up. Uribe is replaced by Barrios in midfield.England are back to full strength after making wholesale changes in their defeat to Belgium. Sterling and Kane return in attack, while Stones is the only player to have featured against Belgium. Henderson takes up a holding role in midfield, with Lingard and Alli playing ahead of him.10 mins till KO:  There’s not long left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this evening…Colombia XI (4-3-3): David Ospina; Santiago Arias, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sanchez, Johan Mojica; Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez, Jefferson Lerma; Juan Cuadrado, Radamel Falcao, Juan Quintero.Colombia substitutes: Jose Izquierdo, Oscar Murillo, Camilo Vargas, Mateus Uribe, Cristian Zapata, Carlos Bacca, Abel Aguilar, Farid Diaz, Jose Cuadrado, Luis Muriel.England XI (3-1-4-2): Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Jordan Henderson; Kieran Trippier, Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli, Ashley Young; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane.England substitutes: Marcus Rashford, Eric Dier, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Jamie Vardy, Nick Pope, Danny Welbeck, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Danny Rose, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jack Butland.15 mins till KO:  England are unbeaten against Colombia, having faced them five times previously (W3 D2). Their last encounter dates back to May 2005 in New Jersey. England won 3-2 thanks to a Michael Owen hat-trick.20 mins till KO:  England manager Gareth Southgate deployed a second string side in their defeat to Belgium in their final group stage game, but are back at full strength tonight. Sweden’s victory over Switzerland means England are now the highest ranked side left in their half of the knockout draw (12th), with Colombia the second highest (16th).The Three Lions will now be amongst the favourites to reach the final, but will have to break their infamous record of only winning two of their last eight World Cup knockout ties. Their last victories came against Denmark in 2002 and Ecuador in 2006.25 mins till KO:  Colombia are without star forward James Rodriguez after he went off with a calf injury against Senegal. The Real Madrid forward will be missed, as he has been involved in 10 goals in seven World Cup appearances for his country (six goals, four assists). Colombia will still have ample firepower to trouble England though, with the likes of captain Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and Jose Quintero in their line-up.Colombia have scored in each of their last eight World Cup games, the longest current run of any team as of the end of the 2018 group stages. The last time Colombia failed to find the net in the tournament was in June 1998 against England (0-2).30 mins till KO:  Colombia are featuring in the knockout stages of a World Cup for only the third time, progressing as far as the Quarter Finals in 2014, where they were eliminated by Brazil. Yerry Mina’s late goal ensured they progressed from Group G at Senegal’s expense, but face a tough task against a rejuvenated England tonight.45 mins till KO: Hello and welcome to Goal’s live blog of the Round of 16 clash between Colombia and England at the 2018 Russia World Cup.Confirmed Team News Confirmed Colombia XI: Ospina; Arias, Mina, Davinson, Mojica; Sanchez, Lerma, Barrios; Cuadrado, Quintero, FalcaoColombia subs:  Izquierdo, Murillo, Vargas, Uribe, Zapata, Bacca, Aguilar, Diaz, Cuadrado, MurielConfirmed England XI: Pickford; Trippier, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Young; Henderson, Lingard, Alli; Sterling, Kane.England subs: Jones, Cahill, Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Loftus-Cheek, Rose, Rashford, Vardy, Pope, ButlandTV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). 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