Eight yellow cards. A head-butt. Shouting players encompassing the ref. Gamesmanship and spikiness over the pitch. Settled on a punishment shoot-out, the World Cup show of England versus Colombia would have been exceptional without the grotesqueness. Among the individuals who thought so: Colombia mentor Jose Pekerman.
“At the point when there are along these lines, such a large number of fouls and intrusions I surmise that is bad,” he said. “We shouldn’t just take a gander at Colombian players. We ought to likewise take a gander at England players.”
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Battling on occasion to keep control of the amusement, American official Mark Geiger handed out six yellow cards to Colombian players.
Four of them were in an especially badly restrained 12-minute second-half spell that included Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez wrestling England striker Harry Kane to the ground on a set-piece in the punishment box. Kane scored from the spot.
The two England players forewarned were Jordan Henderson and Jesse Lingard.
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“There were such a large number of intrusions in the amusement, awfully numerous interferences,” Pekerman said. “That hasn’t been beneficial for us. It’s harmed our side a great deal.”
Wilmar Barrios got the principal yellow card, after he butted his head into Henderson’s chest and after that his button. The England midfielder tumbled to the ground dramatically.
Britain director Gareth Southgate safeguarded his players’ conduct.
“On the off chance that we were down, it was on account of we were fouled,” he said.
“There were many, numerous fouls in the amusement and I don’t think we yielded anyplace close to the quantity of our adversaries. … I’m glad for the teach. We kept our levelheadedness in an extremely troublesome condition and we demand to win.”