Gary Cahill says England ‘are very aware’ of threat posed by Radamel Falcao

• ‘He has been banging goals in since leaving Premier League’
• Colombia striker reignited his career in Ligue 1 with Monaco

Gary Cahill believes England will face a far more deadly Radamel Falcao when they play Colombia on Tuesday than the player who failed to make an impact in the Premier League.

From Cristiano Ronaldo in Germany in 2006, to Mario Balotelli and Luis Suárez in Brazil four years ago, England are painfully aware of the damage that can be inflicted by Premier League alumni on the big stage. Whether it is a keener awareness of the opposition or some deeper motivation to prove a point to those who doubted them, each has contributed significantly to England’s exit from the World Cup in tournaments past.

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