England cautious of Falcao and Cuadrado threat, says Loftus-Cheek

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The midfielder expects the Three Lions to come up against a confident and dangerous Colombia side when they meet in the last 16 of the World Cup

England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek picked out Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado as the main threats to the Three Lions' progress at the World Cup ahead of their last 16 clash with Colombia on Tuesday.

Adnan Januzaj's 51st-minute goal helped Belgium inflict a 1-0 defeat upon England in their final Group G game, nudging them down to second place in the standings.

While Belgium face Japan on Monday, England will travel to Moscow to face Jose Pekerman's side in the Otkritie Arena, and Loftus-Cheek said he and his team-mates were aware of Colombia's danger men.

"Falcao is a goal threat," he told reporters. "Cuadrado is so sharp and he does things off the cuff and gets past defenders.

"I think as a team, they'll believe they can beat us.

"I'm sure we'll get at that straight away, analysing them. We'll have a day of recovery and then a team meeting on Colombia."

Defender Harry Maguire was less concerned about England's opposition, and said that if Gareth Southgate's side played to its potential they could reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2006.

With one eye on the knockout stage, Southgate rested the likes of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson against Belgium and Maguire said the team would look to emulate the performances that delivered victories over Tunisia and Panama earlier in the competition.

"We need to focus on ourselves," he said. "We know we're a good team when we play well, when we do the right things playing in our individual roles.

"If we can perform like we did in the first two games in the group stage, we have every chance of winning [against Colombia]."

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