Match 56 Colombia Vs. England FIFA World Cup 2018

England edged Colombia 4-3 on penalties to halt a run of five successive shootout defeats at major tournaments and book a quarter-final clash against Sweden at the World Cup. Harry Kane fired England ahead with his tournament-leading sixth goal just before the hour in Moscow, converting a penalty after he was hauled down by Carlos Sanchez at a corner. Gareth Southgate’s team looked to be heading into the last eight in regulation time until Yerry Mina equalised with a 93rd-minute header as the giant Colombian defender scored for the third game in a row. Neither team could find an advantage in extra-time and so a bad-tempered match went to a nail-biting penalty shootout. For the first time since 1996, the Three Lions have prevailed when a tournament game has gone to penalties. Eric Dier was the man to step up to take the decisive kick, and the Tottenham midfielder dispatched it with aplomb against Colombia to send Gareth Southgate’s men into the quarter-finals. Read More at


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