England team celebrating one of their goals/skysports.com

England boss Gareth Southgate has said his side have their destinies in their own hands as they clash with Colombia in a round-of-16 match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

A win over the Colombians would see the English side take on either Switzerland or Sweden in the last eight.

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“I think life is always about opportunity presenting itself and taking control of it, taking charge of it,” Southgate said ahead of the game.

“We said we didn’t want this tournament to take hold of us and push us around. We wanted to attack it and make sure we were in charge of our destiny.

“Of course, once you get to these games there are really fine margins, so there are games that you know as a team if you want to progress to have success, you have to win these matches.

“All our preparations around that we feel we are in a good place. Now we have to stop talking and go and deliver.”