The referee came under criticism from both sets of players with Falcao accusing him of favouring England and English fans blaming him for not punishing Wilmar Barrios's headbutt of Jordan Henderson, but Sterling believes that his side should get credit for how they reacted regardless of the refereeing errors.
While it's one thing to defend your team's approach (justifiably or not), it's quite another to ignore a string of infractions which, on another day, could (should?) have resulted in far worse punishments than the flurry of yellow cards handed out to Colombia. "So I think yes, I think they can do it".
Maradona said American referee Mark Geiger "knows a lot about baseball but has no idea about football" and also criticised FIFA for appointing the official to the match.
"I'm just sorry for the whole Colombian people", Maradona said. This will be the third controversy involving the Argentina great at the World Cup, which he has mostly attended as a VIP guest of Federation Internationale de Football Association.
Argentinian Diego Maradona, a World Cup victor in 1986, was also angry with that decision and Geiger's performance, calling the result a "monumental robbery" in an interview with Venezuelan television channel Telesur.
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England centre-back John Stones has called Colombia "the dirtiest team" that he has ever faced, making his side's World Cup last-16 victory even sweeter.
"Every team has lots of diving, lots of pretending, lots of putting pressure on the referee... the game loses quality... and for me that was the negative point".
The South Americans are sweating on the fitness of star man James Rodriguez who wobbled off in their last group game against Senegal. "He can not be put in to referee a match of this magnitude", he said.
"It was Kane's fault".
Juan Cuadrado blazed over with 10 minutes to play, and it appeared Colombia's hopes were up when Pickford made a terrific save to turn behind Uribe's spectacular long-range strike. But we knew their game plan and what they were trying to do. The rules allow for VAR assistance, yes or no?
Kieran Trippier says the players focused on clearing their minds of past failures as they booked their meeting with Sweden. "It is not possible, this has to be denounced", he added.