Passing through Group H with good football moments and some really not good looking situations, Colombia face England as a very irregular team with some important flaws that can be explored by Southgate’s Three Lions.
Juan Quintero has been Colombia’s best player at the tournament so far, with bright performances in the first two games against Japan and Poland. He is a good creator and also a good ball carrier. His decision making can be questionable at times, but nevertheless he tries to make something happen and pulls it off more often than not.
These attributes have been moderated and put to incomplete use with James’ inclusion in the side. Quintero dropped himself deeper, allowing James to be incisive in attack.