Gareth Southgate makes tournament strategy revelation ahead of England vs Colombia

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"I'm a little surprised because everybody seems to be happy in England, thinking they are now on the right side of the World Cup draw because they've avoided the half with Brazil", he started.

Not in group G where England and Belgium are already through, but even there the top two need to decide who goes through in top spot.

"It's one of the reasons why we've done what we did (against Belgium), to give ourselves the best possible opportunity of doing that".

QUIZ: Can you name the teams that reached the semis in each SWC? "He totally understood 100 per cent team first".

Smith believes that "passive" Rashford squandered his big audition in Kaliningrad on Thursday night, with Sterling the better option to face Colombia in the last 16.

"Don't give Colombia chances because they have players like Juan Cuadrado that can beat players one-on-one".

'He said "look, I know everyone says I want the Golden Boot".

He featured heavily in the remainder of the qualifying campaign but when the tournament came around, he was unused sub in all four games England played. "We created openings to get something from the game, but we have to keep improving".

But star-studded Colombia are sure to prove a far tougher test than Belgium's back-ups in Moscow.

We are down to the last two groups tonight when G and H are decided and the final four teams of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup last 16 go through.

I've always said we've had a chance but at the moment I can't see past Brazil. No, the strategy here was simply to arrive at the knockout stages of the tournament having essentially played two games rather than three and concluding that the benefit of enjoying such a break outweighed the pros and cons of meeting Colombia, Senegal or Japan. 'Whoever we play are capable of, in a one-off game, beating us.

"For me, it's going to be a brilliant game to be involved in".

Inspector Steve Love said his staff's safety was a priority, "If there's too many of them, we'll just stand back".

"They have some top players, some top attacking players in particular".

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