England's Jesse Lingard hails Gareth Southgate's 'revolution' of team

England will face the winner of Sweden v Switzerland if they beat Colombia

England midfielder Dele Alli insists that he will not take his World Cup place for granted, adding that the knockout stages of the World Cup is where he belongs.

"With the formation we play, we like to keep possession of the ball but we also like to create opportunities", he added.

Lingard is seen as one of the key players keeping the atmosphere in the squad light and he said that the mood among the players has been ideal. "We have to be prepared physically and mentally to go to extra time, and beyond if that's what it takes", he said.

For me and as a team, we're not scared of anyone.

"It is a game we are really looking forward to, the sort of match you want to be involved in".

"We've practiced a lot, we try to make it as real and useful as possible", he revealed.

"I would expect England to beat Colombia".

Edinson Cavani punishes Portugal with two brilliant goals
Cavani continued his run and Suarez curled the pass to the back post while Portugal defender Raphael Guerreiro was watching. Suarez and Cavani combined brilliantly for the seventh-minute opener on Russia's Black Sea coast.

Merse has written a column for the Sky Sports website in which he writes off Colombia as "poor", and says that failure now is anything other than a semi-final.

We're quickly reaching the business end of the World Cup, and while only one team will be celebrating after the final on July 15th, there's also some coveted individual hardware to play for. "We're going to look to do as well as we can to exploit his very few weaknesses", Alli told a news conference on Saturday.

Lingard praised his club manager Jose Mourinho for showing faith in him and giving him the chance to shine at Old Trafford.

Mina, the Barcelona bruiser who has scored two goals from set-pieces, "There is a reason that Harry Kane is the top scorer so far at the tournament - because he is one of the best strikers in the world".

"There are still defensive responsibilities, when you are playing midfield attacking and defending is part of the job".

A worry for them though is the fitness of star-man James Rodriguez, the Bayern Munich attacker limping off against Senegal in the first half, his absence would be a major boost to England's chances.

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