Raheem Sterling clashed with one in all Colombia’s assistant coaches during England’s World Cup final 16 tie.
Gareth Southgate’s facet largely managed a primary half which led to controversial style as Wilmar Barrios averted a crimson card, regardless of aiming a head butt at Jordan Henderson.
The sport grew more and more tetchy, with Sterling one in all a number of England gamers subjected to roughhouse therapy from an imposing Colombia facet.
Sterling pleaded with referee Mark Geiger to e-book Yiri Mina simply earlier than half time with the Barcelona centre-half showing to forestall the Manchester City ahead’s run into the penalty space by grabbing his shirt.
As the gamers made for the tunnel after the half time whistle, one in all Colombia’s coaches tried to dam Sterling’s path and dropped his shoulder within the course of the 23-year-old’s chest.
Sterling exchanged phrases with the aggressor earlier than being advised to depart the pitch by Geiger.
Gary Neville was unimpressed by Colombia’s bodily method and advised ITV that England wanted to take care of their composure within the second half and keep away from reacting to Colombia’s provocation.
He stated: ‘You can inform with what occurred with the gamers going off at half time with the coach it tells you what kind of sport Colombia like.
‘They want it to be stop start they want there to be no flow to it. England have to make sure they keep the ball in play.’
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