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James Rodriguez' Girlfriend Posts Message Before Colombia-England

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One of the best games of the 2018 World Cup's knockout round is set to begin in less than an hour. Colombia is taking on England.

The two teams are playing for a spot in the quarterfinals. The winner of this contest will be taking on Sweden in the Round of 8 on Saturday.

James Rodriguez should be one of the key players in this afternoon's contest, however he's starting the game on the bench. He's battling an injury.

"The 26-year-old playmaker had been a doubt after picking up a muscular problem during Thursday's 1-0 win over Senegal. He has not trained since the game, though coach said a day earlier that he was hopeful James would play some part against England," ESPN writes.

Rodriguez is doing well off of the pitch, at least.

His girlfriend, Helga Lovekaty, posted the following message ahead of today's game.

"This is an incredible #WorldCup. The Russian national team for the first time in history reached the quarter finals defeating Spain. Many strong teams such as Germany, Portugal and Argentina have already dropped out of the game. Today is also a gread day for the big game of #ColumbiavsEngland. I wish the victory of #Colombia and all my Colombian followers. England - this is a very serious rival who does not intend to give up easily. Anima a Colombia," she wrote.

James and Helga have been dating for a little while. They were reportedly set up by fellow soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Colombia and England are set to play at 2 p.m. E.T. The game is on FOX.