These two teams have struggled to make the semi-final stages of the World Cup in the last few decades.
Colombian players have complained that the American referee Mark Geiger was biased towards England while their coach Jose Pekerman said football needed to be "protected" after suggesting English players had faked fouls. Especially John Stones, if you believe the photos that came out of the England players' celebrations.
A draw with Switzerland and wins over Costa Rica and Serbia put them unconvincingly through the groups and then they excelled in eliminating Mexico with a decisive performance in the knockouts.
"For me, it was one of those games that was so odd". They won't be fussed about having a lot of the ball, or having a go at England.
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"If you look at the games we have played, of course the opponents have more ball possession, but we have created more chances". "Apart from that, they didn't have many great opportunities".
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The England defender said there were incidents that were not picked up that could have merited strong action from the referee.
"My contract is up today but the decision as to whether I stay or go is not up to me".
The 27-year-old later spoke of his "love" for "Uruguayans and Uruguayan culture" formed by close relationships with club team-mate Diego Godin and former Real Sociedad mentor Martin Lasarte.
"Out of respect, I thought it was inappropriate to celebrate that goal".
England captain Kane, along with Brazil star Neymar and France forward Kylian Mbappe, will look to take the headlines in their absence and Southgate believes a new era of global football has been ushered in this summer. "It was a hard situation to be in and we can look back on it and be very proud of it".
One incident that was caught by the camera was the headbutt by Colombia's Wilmar Barrios on Jordan Henderson which earned him a yellow card that some observers felt should have been a red.