2018-07-03 16:49:11
England vs. Colombia: World Cup 2018 Live Updates

16:49, July 03 375 0

• This game will be decided by penalty kicks. England and Colombia are tied, 1-1, after Colombia’s Yerry Mina scored in the waning minutes of this World Cup knockout game.

• Refresh here for live World Cup updates and analysis from Moscow.

How to watch: In the U.S., Fox and Telemundo have the broadcast, but you can stream it here.

GOAL ENGLAND! Marcus Rashford smashes it to the left just past David Ospina’s outstretched hand.

GOAL COLOMBIA! Juan Cuadrado punches it high and to the left over a diving Jordan Pickford.

GOAL ENGLAND! Harry Kane takes a short run up and powers it low and to the left under Ospina.

GOAL COLOMBIA! Radamel Falcao goes high down the middle.

England has been in three World Cup penalty shootouts, and lost them all. They went out in 1990, 1998 and 2006 on penalties. Colombia has never been in a World Cup penalty shoot out.

Two round of 16 games this World Cup have previously gone to penalties. Russia defeated Spain, and Croatia defeated Denmark.

The whistle is blown! We are going to penalties.

One minute of added time before we go to penalties. It would be a good idea for a team to score right now!

Sure, Juan Cuadrado gets a yellow for a pretty dangerous slide tackle. More importantly, he gives England a free kick, but David Ospina punches the subsequent cross out for a throw in.

Colombia makes their last substitution, with Cristián Zapata coming in for Santiago Arias. Zapata is a fullback for AC Milan.

Eric Dier gets free for a corner, but puts it over the bar. Dier collapses on the ground afterwards, knowing he should’ve done better.

Marcus Rashford comes in for Kyle Walker, as England looks to transition to a back four.

Andrew Das: A forward to push the pace and, not for nothing, a scorer’s mind-set in case we go to penalties.

Danny Rose gets a through ball on the left from Jordan Henderson and gets off a clean shot. It goes across David Ospina but trickles out just past the post for a goal kick.

Andrew Das: Not sure how Danny Rose was allowed to run right through there and fire off a shot, but he was and he did and he nearly ended it all.

Another good run for England. Kane leads Vardy down the left side. Vardy tries to cross back to Lingard but it catches a defender’s leg. Throw-in for England.

England have held the ball for a couple minutes here, with Vardy threatening to get a shot off a few times.

England kicks off to begin the second, and last 15 minutes of extra period. A ball pops free to Jamie Vardy for a free shot, but he’s adjudged offside.

Andrew Das: A reminder that both teams have an extra sub available to them in extra time. But only Colombians are warming at the moment.

The first extra period comes to a close with no additional goals. Colombia was on the front foot for most of the period, and looked much more likely to score.

Andrew Das: I read a great line somewhere today: ‘Why is it that extra time “beckons” but injury time “looms”?’ It’s because no one ever wants to get to penalties, and England more than most. It has gone out on them in a half-dozen major tournament since 1996, and you just get the sense that’s where we’re going again. They have 15 minutes to avoid it.

Radamel Falcao gets a cross near the penalty spot, but his header goes wide after Harry Maguire gets just enough body to throw him off.

Ashley Young’s night is done, as he is replaced by Danny Rose. England still have a substitution left.

Carlos Bacca can’t quite get his head to a Juan Cuadrado, but it wins Colombia a corner. As usual Yerry Mina rises highest, but he puts it out of play.

What a disaster that almost was for England, and it’s the referee Geiger that saves them. A stray ball on the field distracted Maguire just as Young sent a throw-in his way. Colombia pounced on the (seeming) error, and Bacca broke in and beat Pickford. But Geiger was calling it all back the whole time, so no goal.

It may surprise you, but Colombians are invested in the outcome here.

Suddenly Colombia look like a dangerous team, with an edge to their attack that was missing for, oh, the first 90 minutes of the game.

Players from each team are down and others are surrounding the referee. Free kick for England near midfield.Somehow Harry Maguire ended up with Wilmar Barrios’s shin guard.

We are going for 30 more minutes in Moscow, with the winner advancing to face Sweden in the quarterfinals.

England was two minutes away from advancing to the quarterfinals. But Mateus Uribe’s speculative long-distance shot caused a corner kick, and Yerry Mina once again gave Colombia a needed goal on just Colombia’s second scoring chance of the match.

Since each team is given another substitution in the extra period, Colombia will have one and England two.

Colombia made attacking substitutions because they were chasing a goal, while England made two defensive ones. How will that set the two teams up for the final 30 minutes?

England is desperately trying to win this game, while Colombia looks content to wait for extra time.

Yerry Mina rose highest for the corner kick. He put his header into the ground, and it bounced over Kieran Trippier on the post. That’s Mina’s third goal of the World Cup.

Andrew Das: Wow. What a shot that was, and suddenly — in the dying moments — Colombia comes to life. Oh England. What have you done?

The fourth official signals five minutes of stoppage time.

Jamie Vardy comes on for Raheem Sterling, and Luis Muriel for Juan Quintero.

Colombia’s Falcao gets a clean shot on goal, but its from too far out and Jordan Pickford easily secures it.

Colombia gets three crosses into the box in about a minute, but can’t a solid head on any of them.

Juan Cuadrado blasts a shot over from 12 yards out on the right side. Colombia’s chance came off an English mistake. Kyle Walker held onto the ball too long at midfield, allowing Carlos Bacca to take it off him and initiate a three-on-two counterattack. That was a really disappointing finish from Cuadrado, spurning what might be Colombia’s best chance all match.

Andrew Das: The entire stadium (save the England fans) groaned as Cuadrado’s shot sailed high. He hit it so hard it caromed off the facing of the upper deck, but Colombia hasn’t seen a chance that good so far, and they may not see a better one for a bit.

Dele Alli jogs off, to be replaced by Eric Dier, a bit more defensive of a midfield presence.

Andrew Das: An attacker for defensive-minded midfielder — is a message sub. But so is Colombia’s next one: forward Luis Muriel. He’s just stripped off his warmups.

Colombia makes its second change, bringing Mateus Uribe in for Carlos Sánchez.

Jesse Lingard goes flying on a counterattack and receives the pass from Raheem Sterling in the box, but it’s tackled away by Davinson Sánchez. Lingard appeals for the penalty, but Mark Geiger isn’t interested.

Andrew Das: England FURIOUS there was no penalty on Mina’s tackle of Sterling there, with Southgate turning on the fourth official briefly to make his case. But Mina seemed to make a clean (enough) challenge, and Geiger lets us play on.

Colombia has taken just one shot this half, and haven’t had a truly dangerous chance all game. They have 14 minutes left to produce real offense, or they will be flying home.

Harry Kane wins England another free kick and is the target at the back post, but he is called for offside.

Harry Maguire heads the subsequent corner over.

Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane had a 2-on-1 inside of Colombia’s box, but Lingard couldn’t find Kane, and his pass is tackled out for a corner.

Jesse Lingard’s turn to go into the referee’s book, for stepping on Carlos Sánchez’s foot after losing the ball.

Ashley Young is now receiving treatment on the field after being knocked over on an attempted cross a minute ago. He hobbles off the field, but will be back on shortly.

The game has a frantic, sloppy feel to it, like either team is a mistake and two passes away from being in on goal.

Carlos Bacca, on the field for two minutes, gets a yellow card for shoving John Stones. Bacca put out his hand to help Stones up, but Stones refused to accept it.

Andrew Das: Good to see Bacca arrived swinging. On the field for only a few moments, he clips Stones when he doesn’t need to and gets a yellow. Now Kane is down. And so is Arias. Geiger needs to get this under control fast. He’s losing the game.

Rory Smith: It’s slightly curious that Colombia — still a gifted squad, even without James Rodriguez, the country’s talismanic playmaker — seem to have decided that the only route to victory (or, now, parity) is to turn the game into a tetchy, fractious scrap. This is a team capable of playing sweeping, attractive, counterattacking soccer, now focusing solely (it seems) on angering the England players. It’s not only not working, it’s proving counterproductive: it’s Colombia that seems on edge, indisciplined, picking up yellow cards in quick succession.

Meanwhile, Dele Alli got a nice cross at the post but put his header over.

Radamel Falcao picks up a yellow card as he and Yerry Mina are absolutely screaming at the referee. They seem to be angry at Harry Maguire for faking contact inside of Colombia’s box.

John Stones gets called for fouling Radamel Falcao on a long ball, and while walking over him Stones’s foot grazes Falcao’s head. This game is spiraling out of control.

Harry Kane dispatches the penalty straight down the middle as Ospina dives to his right. Ospina almost got a foot on it.

Andrew Das: That penalty would have hit Ospina square in the chin if he hadn’t moved. But he dove, and that’s that. Great, confident penalty, and England, which has both of those things, takes a deserved lead.

About 12 players are yelling at each other, and Jordan Henderson gets a yellow card for a slight backward head butt on Yerry Mina.

Harry Kane made a swim move around Carlos Sánchez on the corner kick, and as he was stumbling toward goal Sánchez shoved him down.

The Colombian players are surrounding American referee Mark Geiger and beseeching him to change his mind. Spoiler alert: It won’t be successful!

Andrew Das: Geiger’s finally seen something he can’t let go, and it’s Carlos Sanchez running over as they tangle for that corner. Kane gave as good as he got early, but it was a clear penalty at the key moment. Still, Geiger is taking waaaaaay too much time listening to Colombian pleas that he go see it on V.A.R.

Ashley Young puts a very dangerous ball toward the back post on the subsequent free kick, and Davinson Sánchez barely heads it out in front of Harry Maguire.

Santiago Arias is given a yellow card for crashing into Harry Kane’s back on a header.

Crossed wires between Barrios and Cuadrado there costs Colombia a chance. England much calmer, more deliberate tonight. Does that read as confidence, that something good is coming and they know it? Or do they need to pick it up a bit?

Since nothing of note has happened yet in this half, I give you the Bishop of York criticizing the referee:

We are back underway in Moscow, and immediately Jordan Henderson is called for a foul and screams at the referee about it.

The Fox broadcast reports there was a dustup in the tunnel as both teams emerged.

In the first half England attempted eight shots to Colombia’s four, and put four of them on target to Colombia’s two. They also possessed more of the ball (55 percent), took four corner kicks to Colombia’s none and fouled half as many times.

All of which is a pretty fair reflection of the game. England has had more of the ball closer to Colombia’s goal, and has squandered a number of set piece opportunities. And while Colombia isn’t fouling at an egregious rate, they’re definitely doing so more, annoying the English players and leading to a couple of dust-ups.

England and Colombia go into the break even at 0-0. England had more possession and the better chances in the first half, including the one truly dangerous shot, a Harry Kane header. Four or five times players shoved each other and the referee had to get involved; it wouldn’t be surprising to see a couple of cynical fouls or “accidental” elbows in the second half.

Andrew Das: There’s the whistle on a fast-paced, regularly chippy but notably scoreless half. It’s hard to really say who had the better of it, but we know this: we’re 45 minutes closer to penalties than England would like, given its history in them. They’ll keep pressing, and looking for Kane. And Mina and Colombia will keep trying to hold him off.

Juan Quintero gets another long shot off, and this time at least gets his meek shot on goal.

Andrew Das: Wait — I haven’t seen one in a while but I think that was a SHOT by Quintero. A hush falls over the crowd as they revel in the rarity of what they’ve just seen.

We’re given three more minutes.

Now it’s Yerry Mina and Raheem Sterling’s turn to get into it, after they were grabbing each others’ jerseys in the box.

Kieran Trippier eventually takes the free kick. He gets it over the wall and back down, but it goes wide.

Barrios is given a yellow card, which means he misses the next match if Colombia advances.

Andrew Das: Geiger’s kind of losing control here. But in the jostling as he tried to set the wall, Barrios lifted his head directly under Henderson’s chin. He goes down like Neymar and here we go. Shoving, trainers, more shoving. And Barrios gets a yellow. Maybe we’ll play again soon here.

England wins a very dangerous free kick when Harry Kane is scythed down about 22 yards out.

Tempers are flaring once again as Wilmar Barrios head-butts Jordan Henderson in the chest while scuffling around the wall. English players are making signals like they want the video assistant referee to review it.

Andrew Das: Not a smart foul by Lerma there. Kane was cornered; didn’t need to bring him down, and Colombia definitely didn’t need to give them what is a clear shooting opportunity out top.

While the tempers have flared, the actual game has settled down a bit. Both teams are holding the ball and advancing near their opponent’s box, but neither are able to complete a killer pass or get a clean shot on goal.

Colombia gets a shot attempt! Unfortunately, Juan Quintero’s scuffed shot from 25 yards out goes about that far away from the goal.

And now Juan Cuadrado and Harry Maguire get into it with each other. Tempers are beginning to flare in Moscow.

Raheem Sterling, however, is faster. A minute later he deposited Sanchez on his backside at the corner of the area and cut into the middle — only to be met by two more Colombians. Frantic pace so far. It’s a cool night, though, after several really hot days, so it’ll probably keep up.

Davinson Sanchez, Mina’s center-back partner, was at midfield and sprinting looking for a lead ball on that Colombia breakout. That’s, um, optimistic. But it shows how fluid the overlapping Colombia team can be. And how fast they are EVERYWHERE.

Kieran Trippier is whistled for a foul on Falcao, who gets up and starts screaming at Trippier.

Kieran Trippier’s corner kick looks dangerous, but Colombia pounces on it to end the threat.

With James Rodriguez out, Colombia’s attack is running through Juventus (and former Chelsea) man Juan Cuadrado, with Radamel Falcao staying up high.

Santiago Arias sends a ball through to Juan Quintero but England’s defense is alert enough to clear it.

Carlos Sanchez just ran over Young, kicking the whole time, to win the ball, and Quintero nutmegged his man basically just because he could. Colombia has brought some spice to this one.

Good, searching ball from Quintero there, trying to get Falcao behind the center backs. It sailed a bit, right to Pickford, but that’s a good message to be sending if you’re Colombia, and a good way to try to get Falcao into the game a little more than he’s been.

The possession stats only favor England slightly, but almost the entire game is taking place in Colombia’s half of the field.

Colombia has either made the conscious decision to concede possession to England, or they simply can’t control the ball for long stretches. While England has continually pelted their goal, Colombia hasn’t yet had a sustained attack.

Harry Kane receives a cross at the back post, but it’s a little too deep and his header loops over. Jesse Lindgard played Kieran Trippier in down the wing, and his cross was only a few feet away from giving Kane the perfect opportunity.

Andrew Das: Pretty sure it would have been easier for Kane to score there than not, but what a cross that was. Almost caught him by surprise by how fast it arrived, and while he contorted himself, he couldn’t keep it down.

Raheem Sterling has been the most dangerous player on the pitch so far. He earned England a free kick from 40 yards out (which they squandered) and also popped free for a shot from the top of the box, which was blocked.

Mina wrestling with Sterling there was comical, like a dad who stumbled into a U14 practice but darn sure wasn’t going to let his kid turn on him in the middle.

Ashley Young’s second corner balloons over everybody as John Stones is called for a foul. England may rue getting nothing from all of these early set pieces.

Andrew Das: Geiger, the American referee, has already given the ‘knock it off’ guys talk three times on set pieces in Colombia’s end. It’s almost as if — wait for it — the players aren’t going to listen to him.

Off another failed English corner, Colombia broke most of the way toward Jordan Pickford’s goal. They’re really looking transition quickly into counter attacks. Though the reason they have opportunities for counterattacks is because England has had most of the possession in Colombian territory

Ashley Young’s corner was easily caught by David Ospina, who almost started Colombia on a dangerous counter attack. Some end-to-end action is developing here.

Andrew Das: Yerry Mina, Colombia’s beanpole center back, already showing how critical he will be again tonight. Has won every header into the area in the first 10 minutes — a vital role with Kane always, always lurking.

Ashley Young’s half cross/half shot is punched out by the goalkeeper, and Colombia eventually concedes a corner.

Andrew Das: James Rodriguez just came out in a tracksuit and sat in the first row near the Colombia. He’s here, but in the stands.

Yerry Mina slides in for a challenge on Raheem Sterling, and the ball hits his arm. England has a free kick in an awkward spot just outside the box on the left side.

Andrew Das: Colombia fans whistling insistently every second England has the ball. Apparently England didn’t get the memo that they would prefer COLOMBIA have most of the ball today.

We have our first whistle. Raheem Sterling’s tackle is a little rough and Mark Geiger lets him know it.

Colombia doesn’t look to be pressing the full length of the field, but are certainly trying to make England work to bring the ball out of the back.

We are underway! Colombia kicks off in yellow, while England is rocking an all-red kit.

Colombia won the pregame scene outside, the prematch warmups and now the anthems (in a rout). The harder job — winning a place in the quarterfinals — starts now. Enjoy.

The American Mark Geiger is the referee tonight. He has a bit of a reputation in the U.S., where a couple of rough games have trailed his career. But he’s a solid, respected referee in FIFA circles, and has done a ton of work as a video-assistant referee in this tournament. Today he’ll be in the center, hoping no one notices him. With a good performance, and no more Concacaf teams in the field, he might be in line for a bigger stage to come.

The big news in the Colombia lineup is no James Rodriguez. He won’t make an appearance.

1. David Ospina

23. Davinson Sánchez

13. Yerry Mina

17. Johan Mojica

4. Santiago Arias

6. Carlos Sánchez

16. Jefferson Lerma

5. Wilmar Barrios

9. Radamel Falcao

20. Juan Quintero

11. Juan Cuadrado

England manager Gareth Southgate names the expected lineup, sticking with three at the back and Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli all supporting Harry Kane.

1. Jordan Pickford

2. Kyle Walker

5. John Stones

6. Harry Maguire

12. Kieran Trippier

8. Jordan Henderson

20. Dele Alli

7. Jesse Lingard

18. Ashley Young

10. Raheem Sterling

9. Harry Kane