England beat Colombia on Penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

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England vs Colombia
England vs Colombia

England at last finished their penalty revile when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout after drawing their World Cup last-16 conflict 1-1 following additional time after the South Americans balanced in the 93rd minute.

England had beforehand lost every one of the three World Cup shootouts and three of four in the European Championship yet won on Tuesday when Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca failed to change over, leaving Eric Dier to win for England

It was the first run through Colombia had been associated with a World Cup shootout and they took first blood when Jordan Henderson missed his spot kick – however for once fortune blessed England.

Prior Harry Kane crushed in a 57th-minute penalty, his 6th goal of the competition, and England seemed to be through until the point when Yerry Mina headed an equalizer in the third moment of stoppage time.

It was England’s first win in a knockout match since 2006 and acquires them a quarter-final with Sweden, who were a long way from noteworthy in beating Switzerland 1-0 prior on Tuesday.

At that point comes a potential semi-final against hosts Russia or Croatia with Tuesday’s win seeming to vindicate – just – coach Gareth Southgate’s choice to handle a second-string side in the last group match lost to Belgium to anchor a simpler course.

Colombia’s expectations endured a gigantic misfortune before kickoff when key playmaker James Rodriguez was discounted with calf injury and without him they adopted a defensive strategy and never once in a while debilitated.

England were dependably the more intentional side yet they did not have the key last ball and required a blessing to take the lead.

The South Americans had been escaping with barefaced holding and wrestling at every one of England’s numerous corners and the referee’s understanding at long last snapped when Carlos Sanchez pulled down competition leading scorer Kane once time after time.

Following four minutes of mayhem as the Colombians challenged, Kane kept his cool and crushed in his third spot kick of Russia 2018.

At the point when Juan Cuadrado bursted unpleasantly finished the bar with the goal expanding 10 minutes from time with Colombia’s first possibility of the match it searched all finished for them however there was a red hot sting in the tail of typical time.

England keeper Jordan Pickford made a heavenly spare to contact wide an irate long shot by Uribe however from the accompanying corner – Colombia’s first of the match – monster protector Mina rose most noteworthy to head in the equalizer and send the massed Colombian fans into a free for all.

England substitute Dier missed the most obvious opportunity with regards to the additional period when he headed over the bar yet he compensated for it in insistent mold with the winning penalty in the shootout.

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