England finally win a penalty shootout to knock out Colombia

Virginia Santiago
July 4, 2018

After getting off to a rough World Cup start by losing to eventual group victor Japan, Colombia blasted Poland 3-0 and then took down Senegal 1-0 to book a ticket into the knockout round.

England had a nervy start to the World Cup, with Tunisia giving them a run for their money.

It was a stunning end to normal time that left England ragged and reeling.

England were the better side without looking too risky but were then gifted the lead when Carlos Sanchez hauled down England's captain and talisman Kane once too often.

And while Henderson might have been forgiven for spending his time thanking Dier for sparing him the kind of ignominy their manager Gareth Southgate once suffered for a spot-kick miss - he made time to console Colombia's star man Rodriguez.

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Murray's defeat was his second in three matches since his return from long-term hip problems that sidelined him for nearly a year. Murray was patient and precise throughout, forcing Wawrinka into a number of wild errors, as he again defied expectations.

Jesse Lingard says Gareth Southgate has brought about a revolution with the national team.

Wayne Rooney believes "this could be the year" for England to match the heroes of 1966 and triumph at the World Cup.

"This was a game we wanted to win but the knockout is the biggest game for a decade for us and we had to make sure our key players were preserved", Southgate said, via The Guardian, after England's 1-0 loss.

Colombia have lost to England at the World Cup before.

What England is trying to do is advance beyond the round of 16 for the first time since 2006, when it reached the quarterfinals.

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Russian Federation pulled level towards the end of the first half when Dzyuba's header hit Gerard Piqué's arm at a corner. Forward Artem Dzyuba buried it for his third goal of the tournament to awaken the subdued crowd.

Fox (live in most markets) and Telemundo are both included in the "Fubo Premier" bundle, which has a channel package that is largely tailored towards global soccer fans and also has World Cup live streams available in 4K. Cool as you like, he hit the back of the net, sending the ball past David Ospina in the Columbia goal and sending the whole of England wild. Kane leads the team with five goals, followed by Stone with a couple, and Lingard with a single.

A sixth goal in three games, the third from the penalty spot, tournament top scorer Kane already has one foot inside the Golden Boot.

Davinson Sanchez has played day-in, day-out against all of the players likely to be in the England starting eleven.

The Three Lions were preparing for a free-kick on the edge of the Colombian penalty area when the incident occurred and amidst the uproar between both sets of players, referee Mark Geiger brandished a yellow card in the direction of the Boca Juniors midfielder. "England are a good team but we did not mind who it was we would face". But, their belief and ability to change the result of the match with one magical moment is something that is what has seen them prevail so far. But England were more composed, more confident, never mind more honest against a South American side that at times were disgracefully cynical.

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It can be very cruel and we had all the cruelty go against us today". James Vowles, the team's chief strategist, moved to take the blame.

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