World Cup: England beat Colombia on Penalties to Reach Quarterfinals

England advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup after a dramatic shootout victory over Colombia at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow.

In a rip-roaring clash in the Russian capital, Gareth Southgate’s men had a foot in the last eight with barely a minute on the clock after Harry Kane’s 57th minute penalty gave them the lead.

But in yet more late drama at the ongoing Mundial, Yerry Mina rose highest to power in a Juan Cuadrado corner deep into stoppage time to draw his side level and force extra-time.

Neither side was able to make the difference in a pulsating extra 30 minutes, leading to penalties where England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford emerged his side’s hero.

After Jordan Henderson’s penalty was saved by David Ospina, Mateus Uribe could only find the upright before Pickford denied Carlos Bacca, allowing Eric Dier to score the decisive spot-kick.

England, bidding for a second World Cup trophy after they hosted and won in 1966, will now take on Sweden in the quarterfinal Saturday.

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