Fabian Delph given permission to leave England World Cup squad

Fabian Delph given permission to leave England World Cup squad

Fabian Delph given permission to leave England World Cup squad

Southgate described England's clash with Colombia as the country's "biggest in a decade", and Lingard said the manager had given his players the confidence to believe they are strong enough to meet the challenge.

"In the World Cup I want to be part of a squad and team that can do something fantastic for the country and hopefully go all the way and win it for the country".

England have been practising penalties since March.

England haven't won a knockout game since 2006 but Kane, still No1 in the race for the Golden Boot, said that this young England stars could kick off a new era after years of failure.

Falcao scored his first ever World Cup goal during the group stages, and has been enjoying somewhat of a career resurgence of late. "This is what we train for and work hard for, these big moments, and hopefully we can do well on Tuesday". Friends have told me what he said. We've been trying to own the situation, not let it own us.

"Colombia respects these opponents very much because they have shown they have great power, but we can also do a thing or two", he said. Kane is now leading the race for the World Cup Golden Boot with his total of five strikes and he has revealed that his confidence is so high at the moment that he fancies his chances of scoring every time he plays.

Colombia's leading player, James Rodriguez, remains an injury doubt for Tuesday's fixture, and the 32-year-old Sanchez said: "If there is not James there is another one who can make a difference. It's just about being able to perform it with pressure". "We have to be prepared physically and mentally to go to extra time and beyond if that's what it takes". At the start of the tournament, we were saying that if we'd get past the quarter-finals it'd be great but if we don't get to a semi-final now it won't have been a very good tournament. "It's changed the whole mindset for us".

"The players who've played tonight have given absolutely everything and never stopped". With some, we shouldn't be interfering.

Southgate, after all, knows how devastating it can be to lose this way.

"If you don't feel comfortable you have to be honest with yourself".

"He may not quite rival David Beckham but he presents a positive image others want to emulate".

Southgate describes himself as the man who shattered a nation's dream.

However, for the Tottenham star lifting the World Cup is more important than individual honours.

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