Dele Alli is back in line for England World Cup recall



We have got a lot of lads who take control.

And they could well lose to Colombia in the round of 16.

The tactic was infamously used by Louis van Gaal four years ago when the Netherlands played their quarter final against Costa Rica and it went to pens. Because not only are Colombia a unsafe proposition, with James Rodriguez potentially being fit to line up alongside other phenomenal attacking talents such as Juan Quintero, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado, but it would be so very English to start running before we can walk. England fans and players have long anxious about the team's poor run in shootouts, without a win since 1996, but the team has been working on psychological techniques to cope with the pressure and Young said he'll volunteer if needed.

On the Kirby Estate in south London there are wall-to-wall England flags plus the odd defiant Colombian one.

Elsewhere, Sweden and Switzerland, who have never met before at a World Cup, both had to battle to get through the group stages and there were disciplinary casualties along the way.

"Anyone who's stayed at home, you're a mug, you should have come out here!".

17% of people said they are actively supporting Gareth Southgate's men, with 16% rallying behind Brazil.

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"I'm just focused on doing my best and the more I stay away from that and focus on my game and myself the better I will be".

It's pretty tricky. You have two minutes.


Englandwill try to win their first tournament knockout match in 12 years today when it faces Colombia in Moscow.

Sweden, meanwhile, finished above the Netherlands in their qualifying group, eliminated Italy in the play-offs and then topped a World Cup group containing Germany.

"If lads want to talk or need help, I'll be there to talk to them or go through the gaffer and we work it out like that", he said.

"The house will be hard on Tuesday because obviously one of us will be sad, I just hope Dan doesn't gloat too much if England win".

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