England knocks out Colombia on penalties to reach the quarterfinals

England knocks out Colombia on penalties to reach the quarterfinals

They toppled Colombia 4-3 on penalties in their 2018 Fifa World Cup round of 16 clash against Colombia at Moscow's Spartak Stadium on Wednesday (NZ time) to advance to the quarterfinals.

Earlier the tournament's leading scorer Harry Kane smashed in a 57th-minute penalty, his sixth goal at the finals in Russian Federation, and England looked to be through until Yerry Mina headed an equalizer in the third minute of stoppage time.

Just watch their fantastic (and terribly wasteful) reaction to Harry Kane's go-ahead goal from the penalty spot...

Sweden now await in a mouth-watering Samara quarter-final on Saturday, which England approach buoyed by a display of character and coolness which belied this group's tender years. We focus on the game, on our performance, and everything will fall into place from there.

"How we got out of that game I'll never know, Cameroon".

Harry Kane became the first player to score in six consecutive England appearances since Tommy Lawton did so in 1939.

There had been precious little drama - though much petulance - throughout most of normal time as a Colombia side shorn of injured playmaker James Rodriguez set out to defend.

England fans were few and far between, lost in a sea of Colombian yellow, a few of their supporters wearing blonde afro wigs in honour of the country's footballing hero Carlos Valderrama. "England are a good team but we did not mind who it was we would face", said Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina, on the site FourFourTwo.

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Tite's Brazil eased to a 2-0 win over Mexico on Monday and are still the favourites to win the World Cup with the bookies.

And when he awarded England a second-half penalty, Geiger took too long to deal with the Colombia players haranguing him and protesting the decision.

England definitely has the offensive edge in this game, but Colombia can neutralize it if they can shut down Kane.

In a World Cup of surprises, England provided the latest by finally winning a penalty shootout.

And asked whether England can start dreaming of glory if they beat Colombia, Rooney said: "I think we should be dreaming now".

Controversy struck in the 38th minute when, while jockeying for position for a free kick near the Colombia box, Wilmar Barrios appeared to throw his head into England midfielder Jordan Henderson's chest, with the Liverpool man throwing himself to the ground and staying down for a number of minutes after the contact.

The Swedes deserved their 1-0 win over Switzerland, not least because they defended so well and because they created more scoring chances during the game.

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