Factbox: Colombia v England

Reuters , Monday 2 Jul 2018,
Views:3234

Colombia will play England in a World Cup round of sixteen match in Moscow on Tuesday.

Where: Spartak Stadium, Moscow

Capacity: 45,000

When: Tuesday, July 3, 21:00 local (1800 GMT/2 PM ET)

Key facts:

* Colombia's last two meetings with European opponents at the World Cup have ended in 3-0 wins -- against Poland at the current tournament and against Greece four years ago.

* All 23 members of England's squad are based at English clubs. Colombia have just three home-based players in their squad.

* England have not won a knockout match at a major championship since they beat Colombia's neighbours Ecuador 1-0 in 2006.

* Colombia coach Jose Pekerman fielded 45 different players during his team's 18-match qualifying campaign.

* Pekerman is coaching at a World Cup for the third time and reached the quarter-finals on both previous occasions - with his native Argentina in 2006 and with Colombia in 2014.

* Radamel Falcao is Colombia's all-time leading scorer with 30 goals. He is playing at his first World Cup at the age of 32 and scored his first goal in the finals against Poland.

Previous meetings:

The two sides have met five times, with three wins for England and two draws. Their only competitive match was at the 1998 World Cup, when England won 2-0.

Their most recent match was a 3-2 win for England in 2005.

(For more sports news and updates and a special World Cup 2018 coverage, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports)

Short link:

 

ADD COMMENT

 
 
 
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.