'It's easy for me' - Kane finding England captaincy a breeze

'It's easy for me' - Kane finding England captaincy a breeze

"It's great because we have good numbers coming in for the World Cup and people who wouldn't normally support England are supporting England because of Harry". They lost a world class player and a footballing enigma.

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The last addition to the elite group of 12 nations who have contested World Cup finals was Spain when they won the title for the first time in 2010. Because not only are Colombia a risky 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.

However, while many were convinced the Swedes would miss Zlatan this, they've shown that hard work and battling as a team works just as well.

"Anyone who's stayed at home, you're a mug, you should have come out here!". A loss would also put England on a potentially easier route the final.

Ever the gentleman, Dave Grohl didn't take it to heart, and even let fans know when the score was "one-nothing England" before launching into their Big Me track, causing the crowd to erupt into cheers.

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Gareth Southgate's Three Lions kicked off against Los Cafeteros, at Spartak Stadium in Moscow, at 7pm, with the bookies making England the slight favourites going into the showdown.

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England face Colombia in Moscow Tuesday with the victor to face Sweden or Switzerland in the quarter-finals.

England could well reach the World Cup final this year. "I was so excited about the Euros, being on Twitter all the time or being on news apps so you want to see what everyone is talking about".

The team - and their long-suffering fans - will be hoping that there's no need for penalties tonight but if they do, Southgate could go all Louis van Gaal on us.

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