England’s Stones happy to send ‘dirtiest team’ Colombia home from World Cup

Gary Lineker England Cameroon World Cup 1990

Gary Lineker England Cameroon World Cup 1990

Maradona, the Hand of God who cheated the Three Lions at the 1986 tournament in Mexico, insists Colombia were hampered by poor refereeing decisions.

In the petition, it is argued England's second-half penalty should not have been awarded and that American referee Mark Geiger was wrong to stop play in extra-time before Colombian striker Carlos Bacca put the ball in the net.

"And today I saw a monumental robbery on the pitch".

A relieved Southgate said, "It was a night when I knew we were going to get over the line".

"Here's a gentleman who decides, a referee who, if you Google him, shouldn't be given a match of this magnitude..."

Maradona further questioned Federation Internationale de Football Association referee Chief Pierluigi Collina's decision to appoint Geiger as the match referee.

Context, eh? They just managed to forget the fact that narco-terroism resulted in the deaths of thousands of Colombian people.

Speaking at England's training base outside St. Petersburg, Stones said Thursday that incidents happened "that we've never experienced before" and that there were "all the sort of things that you don't really hear in a football match".

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David Moyes has said that Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is England's best option between the sticks for the remainder of the World Cup .

England defender John Stones has described Colombia as the "dirtiest team I've ever come up against" after the teams combined to get eight yellow cards in their encounter in the World Cup round of 16.

"Sometimes they can throw you these teams, they can go kind of under the radar, but there is no question they are a good team".

"I cheered Colombia's goal as if I had headed it myself".

"The penalty was not a foul".

"It was Kane's fault". Geiger is looking at the panoramic and when his head moves back, he sees Kane on the floor. Maguire went down so easily with minimal contact at the Spartak Stadium and he also harassed the referee for VAR when Jordan Henderson was head-butted.

England's penalty win was their first since a Euro 96 quarterfinal success against Spain, but there had been five consecutive shootout defeats since then, leading to the nation becoming fixated by the shadow of penalties.

Harry Kane had given England the lead from the penalty spot and Colombia's chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals looked slim.

But he insists that, despite millions of England fans hiding behind their sofas at home, Gareth Southgate has given this team a mental strength which can carry them all the way.

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