England beat Colombia on penalties to reach quarterfinals

The teams were locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes.

The match went to penalty kicks after a scoreless extra time, and both teams made their first two before David Ospina saved Jordan Henderson.

The Everton goalkeeper was criticised for the role he played in Adnan Januzaj's goal for Belgium in England's final group match - but he certainly made amends against Colombia.

Maradona has argued that it is actually the English that was guilty of such tactics and even accused the Three Lions of "theft".

After a first shootout victory since Euro '96 - and the first ever in a World Cup - England fans really do still believe.

Southgate has challenged his players to write their own history after England's poor recent results at finals.

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford produced perhaps the greatest save of the Cup so far - but there were no televised replays of the magnificent goalkeeping moment.

Geiger often struggled to control a feisty encounter in Moscow, which England won on penalties.

Here, FP looks at the Three Lions' potential route on to the final, using the world rankings to determine opponents from the quarter-finals onwards.

At home, estates and pubs bedecked with flags were getting ready in the hope of a huge celebration to rival the scenes witnessed in Russian Federation after the country's famous penalty win against Spain. There were so many interruptions in the game. A team of young players with smiles on their faces and a spring in their step and the belief that it does not always have to be the way it has always been. "That has not been good for us, and hurt us a lot", said Colombian coach Jose Pekerman at a post-match press conference. I know penalties are looming and that means one thing: England lose. Colombia are also good.

"Before the round of 16 you would have said we wanted this half of the draw - you are talking Switzerland and Sweden being your biggest competition".

England have beaten Colombia on penalties.

"But we didn't let this affect us".

With the game precariously-tied at 1-1, the match went into extra-time and then penalties.

"It showed the togetherness and character".

It appeared that Henderson was about to join the likes of Stuart Pearce, Chris Waddle and current manager Gareth Southgate in the pantheon of England's shootout scapegoats.

Everyone seems to know the score; we've seen it all before.

"The best player was Mina", said lawyer Adriana Palma, 33.

"I'm already thinking about the next game". "Now I'm thinking about Sweden". Six years later and just four days after the Spain game, England's old rivals repeated the trick.

"Goodbye Russia World Cup - with honour but without glory", headlined leading Colombian newspaper El Tiempo.

  • Salvatore Jensen