Borussia Dortmund's midfield maestro failed to showcase his skill set on the biggest stage in both the South African and Brazilian World Cups, but looks impressive so far this tournament playing with more freedom.
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scored twice for the second game in succession Saturday, after the 3-0 win against Panama, to join Cristiano Ronaldo on four goals at the top of the race for the top scorer's Golden Boot.
There's another similarity between Iceland and Panama that should enter into England's preparation.
"Frankly speaking, I think we are a bit disappointed", Mane said. Draw or a win for Colombia.
Southgate turned the page on England's "golden generation" in a bid to revitalize the squad.
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Panama, for its part, has played the role of a team happy to be here.
The victor of their match in Yekaterinburg would be on the brink of advancing to the knock out stage, while a draw would mean both remain in contention.
"We already turned the page on Japan, we cannot stay in regret - unfortunately it was lost, but we know that we have two games ahead that can give us the option of advancing in the World Cup". Nigeria is the other.
Senegal and Japan are no different. Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki might be available to start after recovering from a right calf strain.
The 7/1 quotes for Senegal to win both halves - something they've done in eight of those 29 competitive games - is also a tempter.
Kartik: Many experts have touted Senegal as the potential sleeper in this competition.
"We're not too euphoric because we know it's going to be a hard match against Japan", Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said. That is true, but really these are debates that disturb me.
Poland missed key defender Kamil Glik against Senegal but the bulky Monaco center-back is expected to start his World Cup campaign against Colombia.
With Japan having struggled to score throughout much of its World Cup preparation, the Samurai Blue will be hoping Osako can continue to make inroads against opposing defenses in their remaining group matches and beyond.
Authorities in Colombia have said they are investigating a death threat made against Sanchez on social media.
Current World Cup top scorer on five goals after two games, Kane was then substituted for Jaime Vardy up front, to a standing ovation from the almost 2,500 England fans at Nizhny Novgorod.
However, with four points, same as Japan, a victory for either Colombia or Poland tonight means the Teranga Lions can still be overtaken, depending on final results.
"I made a mistake but what's wrong with that?"