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England wins first ever World Cup shootout to reach quarters

England will face the winner of Sweden v Switzerland if they beat Colombia England will face the winner of Sweden v Switzerland if they beat Colombia
Jennie Wade | 04 July, 2018, 01:59

England manager Gareth Southgate celebrates with Harry Kane after the penalty shootout during their World Cup "Round of 16" match against Colombia in Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia, July 3, 2018.

Colombia's national soccer team will on Tuesday lock horns with England seeking to book a place in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup in a game that could define this generation of players.

Colombia's Yerry Mina scored a dramatic equaliser against England in injury-time just as it seemed the South Americans were heading out of the World Cup at the last-16 stage.

Pickford made a brilliant save to deny a speculative shot from Uribe in the third minute of stoppage time but Mina rose above Harry Maguire to head in the resulting corner to send the game to extra-time.

England striker Harry Kane was rested in the Belgium defeat but is still top of the goal-scoring charts in Russian Federation, with five goals in two matches.

The field of eight is set, with Uruguay playing France and Brazil facing Belgium on one side, while England-Sweden and Russia-Croatia are the other quarterfinals.

The news means that it is likely that the 2014 Golden Boot victor will play some part against the "Three Lions", which would be a major boost for the Colombians as they seek to defeat England for the first time in their history.

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Koke and Iago Aspas then both failed in the shoot-out, marking a disappointing end to the midfielder's glorious Spain career. Sergio Ramos was the first Spanish player to talk to the media following Spain's elimination from the World Cup .

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If they can come through Saturday's tie, they may even start to believe that they can go all the way and win a third World Cup, a first since 1950. "Nine of the players on the pitch for Portugal are European champions, so that speaks of the quality, and we have been preparing for quite a while".

They are now through to a quarter final against Sweden on Saturday but they had to do it the hard way after conceding a late goal after leading 1-0 for most of the second half.

And asked whether England can start dreaming of glory if they beat Colombia, Rooney said: "I think we should be dreaming now". David Ospina will play a grander role in calming the defensive line and ensuring they keep their shape and cool on the pitch.

During England's clash with Colombia, on around 40 minutes, Three Lions midfielder Jordan Henderson looked to have been headbutted by Colombia player Wílmar Barrios - but no card was given, just after a free-kick was awarded to England on the edge of the box. "We know the quality of his finishing, so he's a player that we know all about and we wouldn't judge him on the period he had in the Premier League, that's for sure".

Talking about Pope's ability, an England insider told the newspaper, "He has looked good in training".

"It's early, but whatever happens now in this World Cup - whether we go out tomorrow or we go on and win it - the fans and the media back home, I think they need to get behind these lads".

Alli, 22, missed England's subsequent group matches with a thigh injury following the victory over Tunisia but he is fit to start tonight's match as Ruben Loftus-Cheek makes way.

"This tournament has many games and not much time to recover so this is obviously an advantage for England", he said.

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