England attacking midfielder Dele Alli has promised to not fall foul of new Fifa regulations introduced for the World Cup which allow referees to punish players retrospectively for infringements during a match.
Pacer Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the one-off Test versus Afghanistan as he failed to clear the fitness test at the NCA. Shami has been replaced by Delhi quick Navdeep Saini, said a BCCI release on Monday.
Like the Latin American football powerhouses, Colombia too have abundant flair and spontaneity to attract fans. But they just haven’t done justice to their abilities, resulting in the team making an exit earlier than expected. 2014, though, was the year they showed some consistency and managed to make the last eight – their best performance so far in the World Cup – before being knocked out by hosts Brazil.