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England's World Cup opponents Colombia "dangerous" says Matt Le Tissier | Football News



Gareth Southgates men compete against the South American side in Moscow on Tuesday

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Reaching the World Cup semi-finals would be an "amazing" success for England, says Matt Le Tissier

Reaching the World Cup semi-final would be an "amazing" success for England, says Matt Le Tissier [19659006] England has one "reasonable chance" to reach the World Cup semi-final, but must not underestimate a "dangerous" Colombian team at the World Cup 16, says Matt Le Tissier.

Gareth Southgate's side lost 1-0 to Belgium in Group G's last game against Belgium and made the meeting with their South American opponents on Tuesday.

England had begun the tournament with victories in fashion over Tunisia and Panama before former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj scored the deciding goal in Kaliningrad.

"It was disappointing yesterday, but I think you have to put that into reality, I think it was not a defeat last night." Le Tissier told Sky Sports:

"We dropped into the bottom half of the draw, which is on paper, but football is not played on paper, so if you go out and beat Colombia, you'll get a team in that It will not be easy, but if you look at the game, we have a good chance of reaching the semi-finals of the tournament, 19659012] Matt Le Tissier

"But we hve ave has had problems with the Swedes over the years and Switzerland has some talented players.

"It will not be easy, but if you look at the game, we have a reasonable chance of reaching the semi-finals of the tournament, which would be great."

  Harry Kane hopes England will make their first knockout victory since 2006 to lead

Harry Kane wants to lead England to their first knockout victory since 2006

England has not had a knockout since the 2006 World Cup in Germany Game more than defeated Ecuador in the round of 16, and now hopes to end this unwanted casserole against José Pekerman's side.

Colombia, which reached the knockout stages four years ago in Brazil, has doubts about James Rodriguez, who limped off against Senegal during the victory, but Le Tissier says there are more threats in the team.

  James Rodriguez limped off with an injury while Colombia defeated Senegal

James Rodriguez injured Colombia's victory over Senegal

"He is obviously one of her most talented players but they still have some other very good players and will be a dangerous side, whether they have James or not, "he said.

"I do not think this is a team you can take easily, everyone has to be 100 percent in it, and I'm sure that will be."

  Colombia is a "dangerous" side says Matt Le Tissier

In the face of England's defeat of Belgium by Roberto Martinez, Le Tissier is Opinion that out of the eight changes that demanded a starting place in the UEFA Champions League, no players came to Colombia

"There were many players who probably believed that [the Belgium game] was a bonus because there were some players in this squad there, who thought I'll only get a game if someone is injured or locked, "he said said.

  Marcus Rashford missed a chance to earn a draw in England in Kaliningrad

Marcus Rashford missed a chance to draw England into a draw in Kaliningrad [19659018] "I think what shows last night It is likely that the team Gareth picked in the first two games is clearly the strongest.

" There were not many players who played last night you can not let me out, look at how I played. "Unfortunately, there were not too many who showed their true face.

He added," It's coming everything until Tuesday night at the end of the day and the outcome of that night will decide if Gareth will be criticized for what happened yesterday. "

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