FIFA World Cup 2018: Colombia 1 - 1 England | England Knock Colombia Out In Penalty Shootout By ( ENG 4 - 3 COL)
England won a World Cup penalty shootout for the first time on a night of high drama in Moscow, overcoming Colombia to secure a quarter-final meeting with Sweden.

At long last, at 11.52pm nearby time, the last kick of an epic night. Eric Dier, England’s fifth penalty-taker was setting off on his victory run, destined to be submerged by his colleagues. Gareth Southgate had overlooked, once more, he should nurture a disengaged bear and here was the hard confirmation that England, in opposition to the impression they may have given for a great part of the past 30 years, knew how to win a penalty shootout, all things considered. 

It was an euphoric and nerve-shredding finale and these are the occasions, most likely, when England’s devotees could be pardoned for hoping against hope that something extraordinary is building, something invigorating and uncommon. Truly, it is risky to escape yet appropriate here, at this moment, to damnation with any individual who demands it is the ideal opportunity for restriction. England have touched base in the quarter-finals and the World Cup is all of a sudden loaded with a wide range of new conceivable outcomes. 
FIFA World Cup 2018: Colombia 1 - 1 England | England Knock Colombia Out In Penalty Shootout By ( ENG 4 - 3 COL)
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This was their first knockout victory in a World Cup for a long time. It was just their seventh, in any significant competition, since 1966, and now they confront Sweden on Saturday for the privilege to play Russia or Croatia in the semi-finals. 

Southgate had disclosed to us he needed England’s penalty-takers to “own the process” and they did only that, in the end. It was a nearby run thing however Jordan Henderson’s miss – or, rather, David Ospina’s spare – made a difference little at last in light of Mateus Uribe hitting the crossbar with Colombia’s fourth exertion and Jordan Pickford sparing the following one from Carlos Bacca, guaranteeing Moscow 2018, will be recollected considerably more joyfully than Turin 1990, Saint-Etienne 1998, and Gelsenkirchen 2006, and not overlooking the European Championships at Wembley 1996; Lisbon 2004 and Kiev 2012. 

A hour after the match, England’s supporters were all the while celebrating toward one side of the stadium. They would not like to leave and who could reprimand them when, after three punishments every, England would one say one were down and gazing at another frightening story of history repeating itself? 

Dier joined Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Kieran Trippier in demonstrating why all that rehearsing of punishments on the preparation ground was important. Kane had additionally scored from 12 yards to give England the lead presently before the hour and it was not until the point when the third moment of stoppage time that Colombia delayed the match by devising the evening out objective. Another group may have withered after such a distressingly late equalizer. That, in any case, was one of the more great parts of England’s execution. Dier may have won the match with a free header in the second time of additional time. Danny Rose, another of England’s substitutes, had a brilliant possibility and in the additional 30 minutes there was not really a solitary minute when it felt just as Southgate’s players may go under. 

This was just England’s second shootout victory in eight endeavors at significant competitions, the other coming against Spain in Euro 96, and in the process they addressed such a significant number of inquiries regarding their nerve and demeanor for the huge event. As far back as he accepted the position Southgate has been asked whether his group could adapt when the warmth of the fight was perilously near painful. We know now that, truly, they do. However the shootout was just piece of the story against intense, stiff-necked adversaries – “creatures” as per Chris Waddle in his radio discourse – on a night when Colombia’s supporters had filled this stadium in swathes of splendid yellow, skipping and influencing like human blancmange and making a boisterous commotion. 

They bellowed the words of their national anthem – Oh gloria inmarcesible – and outnumbered their English counterparts in a way that is rarely seen. However simply consider, for instance, Kane’s focused valor when he had his first penalty and Colombia’s players, to put it gruffly, lost the plot about the choice to punish Carlos Sánchez for catching him to the floor at a corner. The challenges were so disorderly Kane’s penalty was deferred by right around four minutes. What nerve the skipper appeared to enhance his situation at the highest point of the Golden Boot scoring outline – his 6th objective and his third penalty. 

Colombia may have been feeling the loss of the harmed James Rodríguez yet regardless they involved a better rung of the football stepping stool than Tunisia or Panama or the scratch Belgium XI who England experienced in the gathering stages. Be that as it may, Southgate’s group were never cowed. The director had trained them to play with flexibility, to indicate experience, to hold out their chests and show they knew how to deal with a football, as well. Genuine, they thought that it was hard to get behind the Colombia safeguard and looked more hazardous from set pieces instead of open play. However their adversaries scarcely beset Pickford all through a hour and a half and that in itself felt like an accomplishment against a side including Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and Juan Quintero. 

The night may have been significantly more clear if the right choice was made, towards the finish of the main half, when Wilmar Barrios protested Jordan Henderson’s closeness to the cautious divider and managed out his retaliation by lifting his head into his adversary’s jaw. Henderson finished on the floor and Barrios was so fortunate to escape with just a yellow card he could be seen shaking the hands of the match authorities at half-time. 

The mayhem before Kane’s penalty was stunning in different ways yet Southgate had advised his players not to respond to the incitement and, in that regard, the diversion against Panama was an important exercise. 

Colombia still had the greater part a hour in ordinary play, in addition to five minutes of included time, to compose an equalizer. They invested the vast majority of that energy contending with the arbitrator, pretending wounds and attempting to start quarrel. In any case, at that point, in the 93rd moment the substitute Uribe let fly with a 30-yard volley. Pickford’s flying recovery was uncommon however it was Yerry Mina against Harry Maguire at the resultant corner: Colombia’s tallest player against England’s. The man in yellow won the header, the ball bobbed off the turf and Trippier did not have the tallness to stop it hanging in the balance. 

Would it be a similar old story for England? It felt that route after Falcao, Cuadrado and Luis Muriel scored Colombia’s initial three punishments of the shootout. Rather, Pickford had a courageous part in the victory. Dier’s penalty was not by any stretch of the imagination persuading however Ospina was look down, troubled, and the victory run was in progress.

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