England head coach Gareth Southgate said Monday that his side was "relishing" the chance to beat Colombia and advance to the quarter-finals for the first time since the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
The Three Lions will take on Colombia in the round of 16 of this summer's tournament at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Tuesday.
"It has been 12 years since we've won a knockout fixture, so this is a brilliant opportunity for this team to go beyond where more experienced teams have gone before. I think they're relishing that chance. The energy in training today was really good… The lads have the chance to write their own stories now," Southgate told reporters.
He added that the team was looking forward to the game with Colombia and that “it’s going to be a fantastic evening.”
The winner of the game will face Sweden or Switzerland in the quarter-finals on Saturday.