The Golden Boot victor with six goals in the 2014 World Cup when Colombia reached the quarterfinals for the first time in their history, James was troubled by a calf injury earlier this month. Striker Marcus Rashford had the best chance but his shot was already wide of the target when keeper Thibaut Courtois got his fingertips to the ball.
The result means Belgium, who won all three of their group games to finish on nine points, will face Japan in the last 16.
"We will focus on the game and our performance and everything will fall into place from there". If teams are beating Spain and Germany they have also got to be respected. "That's not being arrogant, that's not being ignorant, we could lose against Colombia on Tuesday there is no doubt".
"We had good news after his medical test (two days ago)". The Daily Telegraph says that head coach Jose Pekerman was "very worried" about Rodriguez's injury and Colombia "will be holding their breath" for news on the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot victor.
"It is a game we always dreamed of playing": Radamel Falcao.
Colombia goes into the game at the Spartak Stadium on the back of an impressive recovery in the group stage that has made the players battle-hardened and certainly up to the pitch of the World Cup.
"Muriel is an option", he said.
"This gives us an important opportunity because we have played very tough, decisive matches until now", Pekerman said. "He's technically gifted. He's really fast and can play well with teammates", Pekerman said of the Sevilla forward.
The teams play at 9 p.m. (2 p.m. ET) in the final round-of-16 match of the tournament.
England expects? Given that Turkey, Austria, Sweden, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Senegal all have a better strike rate in World Cup knockout games over the course of history, maybe England should wait for a couple more wins before getting too carried away. The BBC says that Dele Alli is fit after missing the final two group games.