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But Colombia defender Yerry Mina has revealed that Kane's Tottenham team-mate Davinson Sanchez has been giving inside tips on how to stop the England No 9 from firing England into the quarter-finals. He will be assisted by fellow American Frank Anderson and Canada's Joe Fletcher.

As for England, confidence will be high in the camp despite a much changed side losing 1-0 to Belgium.

Geiger also was the referee for Colombia's opener in 2014, a 3-0 victory over Greece.

Notable: England has three wins and two draws in five previous meetings with Colombia, including a 2-0 win during the group stage of the 1998 World Cup.

Head coach Gareth Southgate has called the last-16 clash against Colombia England's "biggest knockout game for a decade" with the winners set to face Sweden or Switzerland in the next round. I'm not too sure about that.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club last showed football during Wimbledon back in 1996, when football's European Championships were staged in England at the same time.

"Who on earth ever thought that somehow Colombia would be the easy route, one of the best attacking teams in world football and a side who reached the Olympic quarter-finals?"

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"For this team, this is a brilliant opportunity to go beyond where more experienced teams have before them".

He said: "We have to focus on the game tomorrow". Colombia need James Rodriguez to be fit but they are hitting form.

The Bayern Munich midfielder limped off with a calf problem during the first half of Colombia's 1-0 win over Senegal but Pekerman said the injury was not serious.

"It's been refreshing to see a lot of young players, a lot of energy, a lot of high pressing, and they're scoring goals and exciting as well".

Such arrogance on the part of the English may play right into the hands of Colombia, who with the likes of Juan Cuadrado, Juan Fernando Quintero and Radamel Falcao posses the firepower to expose their weaknesses.

Sanchez, 22, was brought to north London by Mauricio Pochettino last summer as back-up for Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld, but with the latter's contract situation reducing his game time, Sanchez was made first choice. "Prediction: Colombia 1-2 England AET".

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