sport news Carlos Sanchez still angry about seeing red in the group stages against Japan ...

Colombia's former Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez won't be short of motivation when he faces England on Tuesday in Moscow.

Not only did the 32-year-old feel short-changed by his brief spell in England, when Villa were relegated, he is also angry about being sent off for handball early in his country's opening game of the World Cup against Japan, which Colombia lost as a result.

The South Americans bounced back without him against Poland but due to Sanchez's importance he was immediately restored to the line-up for their final group match in which they beat Senegal to top their group.

Carlos Sanchez is ready to make amends for his red card received in the group stages

Carlos Sanchez is ready to make amends for his red card received in the group stages

'I didn't feel guilty about the red card. The ball came to the hand, people saw I didn't put my hand to the ball,' he said. 'What made me most angry was that I was convinced we could turn the game around even though it was an early penalty against us. But it became more complicated with only 10 players even though the team showed character.

'It was difficult for me because I always like to show a face of tranquility and give encouragement. When the other players see you crestfallen, they can feel it.'

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman spoke darkly about subsequent threats made towards Sanchez on social media but the player says he has been able to put them to the back of his mind.

The former Aston Villa man saw red in Colombia's opening World Cup game against Japan

The former Aston Villa man saw red in Colombia's opening World Cup game against Japan

The midfielder proved his worth against Senegal and has now turned his attention to England

The midfielder proved his worth against Senegal and has now turned his attention to England

'Threats did exist but I really did not give them much importance,' he said. 'They were put out in an aggressive way on the networks, but it is the feeling of many people who may not be

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