Alli can help England write history: Southgate

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The stage is set for July 3 in Moscow, as England face-off with Colombia for a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Recent England teams have looked weighed down with pressure at major tournaments - the most painful and obvious example being in the 2-1 loss to Iceland in the last 16 of the European Championship in 2016 - but not this edition.

Tuesday, they'll have to step on the pitch and face a unsafe Colombia team that many are overlooking, but if England make that mistake, they'll face an early trip home from Russian Federation and again let down a nation that is just again beginning to believe in its national team.

Southgate knows from his own bitter personal experience as an England player the frustration of not delivering at the key moments.

This game is exactly the type England normally come up short in, but there's something about this year which is getting us all believing. That's what got us here today so why change?

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European champions Portugal , however, finished second in their section to set up a clash with Uruguay in the last 16. Nobody. "I think we will win, but you can't forget you can only win if you play well and I think we'll play well".

"Everyone has the level to play and be here; I have the full confidence (we) will work as a team to achieve the result that will take us to the next phase".

England last won a match in the last 16 of the finals when they completed a 1-0 victory over Ecuador in 2006 before losing on penalties to Portugal after a 0-0 draw. France's Just Fontaine holds the all-time record with an astonishing 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup.

Stones was pictured on the England bench with heavy strapping and ice around his left calf during the second half of the game against Belgium on Thursday.

Alli now feels fully fit ahead of facing Colombia on Tuesday, when he would have no problem taking a spot-kick if it goes all the way.

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The defeat, coupled with Sweden's win over Mexico, ensured Germany failed to emerge from the group stage for the first time. Four minutes later, Son Heung-Min doubled the score on a counter attack, putting the ball in the wide open goal.

Even in their wildest dreams, few England fans could have hoped for the World Cup to pan out in the manner it has so far.

The tournament is considered wide open following the elimination of Germany, Spain and Argentina but Southgate refuses to get carried away with his team's chances. I try to practise different situations and make sure I am ready for anything that comes.

He said: "To be honest, I'm not a Jesse, who has his celebrations stored". "I tell myself time has moved on, people aren't bothered about the penalty any more". I'm fully focused on the game tomorrow and my wife is very strong'. I think I am going to score every time I am on the pitch.

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Low and his players will return to Germany on Thursday, but with the coach dismissing suggestions that dark times could lie ahead. Serbia were leading for much of the first half courtesy Aleksandar Mitrovic " s goal in the fifth minute.