Mark Geiger has been assigned to referee Tuesday's World Cup round of 16 match between England and Colombia, four years after he became the first American to officiate in the knockout stage of soccer's showcase. "I think that has gained us more support, plus the performances have been good".
Wayne Rooney believes "this could be the year" for England to match the heroes of 1966 and triumph at the World Cup.
"He's got a team behind him who will analyse and watch game after game, player after player. We are excited and enjoying the World Cup", he said.
Alirio Cubillos, an air conditioner technician, is sat outside an Irish pub in the Colombian capital, Bogota, and told i: "I'm not sure why England wanted to [lose and] play Colombia".
"We are the youngest team left in and we are the most inexperienced team left in, but we've got some old fogeys as well who help the younger ones to get through it and show super leadership", Southgate said.
England qualified from Group G thanks to wins over Tunisia and Panama and with their place booked they fielded a second-string side in their 1-0 defeat to a similarly weakened Belgium in a unusual final group game that neither side showed much desire to win.
England have projected this World Cup as a fresh start for a new generation but the team's record of failure in penalty shoot-outs may not be so easy to forget.
Who wins England-Colombia? And where does all the value lie?
Colombia defensive midfielder Carlos Sanchez expects a tight encounter. I have a very strong partnership with Davinson Sanchez and Kane will not have an easy time against us.
Seeing realism as a nail worthy of smithereening with his great big hammer of hype, Merse says that "everything has worked out perfectly".
"So that's what people think, but you never know and in this World Cup it's been proven that everybody can win", Torres explained. "But they are not at the level of the top teams in the world but certainly are a good team", he said.
Colombia will be targeting their first ever victory over England in Moscow to seal back to back quarter-final appearances at the World Cup. Keeping you up to date about what is happening in Colombia is costly and not without risk. "He doesn't have a serious tear and he has evolved a lot, we have a day and a half to keep recovering and we hope he can play against England".