England can still avoid both Brazil and Spain by losing to Colombia

sad2England fans react following Uruguay's 2-1 victory over England in the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

England’s crafty masterplan of avoiding all the decent teams in the World Cup could reach fruition on Tuesday by losing on purpose to Colombia.

Manager Gareth Southgate has told Phil Jones and Danny Welbeck that they may be needed again on Tuesday evening.

Southgate has also pledged to lose all the qualifiers for the next tournament to avoid a possible Quarter-Final tie with France in Euro 2020.

‘I’ve got these lads losing nicely now,’ said Southgate.

‘I’ll be bringing Joey Barton into my next squad to get the bookings up for this fair play thing,’ added Southgate.