MOSCOW (Reuters) - Colombia will play England in a World Cup round of sixteen match in Moscow on Tuesday.
Where: Spartak Stadium, Moscow
When: Tuesday, July 3, 21:00 local (1800 GMT/2 PM ET)
Referee: To be announced
* Colombia’s last two meetings with European opponents at the World Cup have ended in 3-0 wins — against Poland at the current tournament and against Greece four years ago.
* All 23 members of England’s squad are based at English clubs. Colombia have just three home-based players in their squad.
* England have not won a knockout match at a major championship since they beat Colombia’s neighbors Ecuador 1-0 in 2006.
* Colombia coach Jose Pekerman fielded 45 different players during his team’s 18-match qualifying campaign.
* Pekerman is coaching at a World Cup for the third time and reached the quarter-finals on both previous occasions - with his native Argentina in 2006 and with Colombia in 2014.
* Radamel Falcao is Colombia’s all-time leading scorer with 30 goals. He is playing at his first World Cup at the age of 32 and scored his first goal in the finals against Poland.
The two sides have met five times, with three wins for England and two draws. Their only competitive match was at the 1998 World Cup, when England won 2-0.
Their most recent match was a 3-2 win for England in 2005.
Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Hugh Lawson