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‘Valderrama literally jangled’: England’s 1998 clash with Colombia

England won the countries’ last World Cup meeting 2-0. Graeme Le Saux, who played that day, recalls the game and facing an opponent whose ‘hair had its own gravitational field’

The challenge for Gareth Southgate’s England against Colombia at Spartak Stadium on Tuesday evening is to emulate the feat of Glenn Hoddle’s side against the South American team 20 years ago: win.

Whereas Southgate’s men hope to progress to the World Cup quarter-finals, Hoddle’s needed victory in Lens to ensure passage to the last 16 of France 98.

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