#WorldCupWith360nobs: Colombia Coach Jose Pekerman Accuses England Players Of Diving

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Colombia head coach Jose Pekerman has accused England’s players of going to ground too easily during their World Cup last-16 clash.

Colomba took the game to extra time after salvaging a goal in the final stages of the contest through defender Yerry Mina, before England won it on penalties.

Harry Kane‘s penalty looked like being the difference prior to that 93rd-minute header, awarded after Carlos Sanchez wrestled the opening goalscorer to the ground.

Jose Pekerman claims that his side were hard done by, as England’s players attempted to con the official.

“Players fall in the box, they collide and fall,” he told reporters after the match. “You have to try and stand in the shoes of these players. They are subject to situations which shouldn’t really be present in football.

“These interruptions are bad. When there are so, so many fouls and interruptions I think that’s not good. We have to try and find the right balance so that football can happen and the two sides can play the match with good intentions.

“We shouldn’t only look at Colombian players, people should look at England players. I wish I was wrong, but I think from the next match England will be much more careful.

“Today we were on the receiving end of this but I hope it won’t happen again. It’s been absolutely obvious, too obvious.”

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