England wins Colombia in penalty shoot-out reaches World Cup 2018 quarter-finals

England wins Colombia in penalty shoot-out reaches World Cup 2018 quarter-finals
England beat Colombia in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Moscow to reach the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-finals on Tuesday. Gareth Southgate’s team won 4-3 on spot-kicks after the match finished 1-1 following extra time.at Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Harry Kane handed England the lead from the penalty spot but Yerry Mina scored late to level the scores. England will now take on Sweden in the quarterfinals of the competition. It is the furthest England has progressed in any tournament since the David Beckham era, when a golden generation of players exited the 2002 and 2006 World Cups in the last eight. Follow highlights from Colombia vs England, FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 here.

02:38 hrs IST: England have won a penalty shoot-out at the World Cup for the first time!!

02:35 hrs IST: Jordan Pickford was the first England goalkeeper to save a penalty in a penalty shoot-out at a major tournament since David Seaman at World Cup 1998 against Argentina.

 02:23 hrs IST: Eric Dier scores! England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties!

02:21 hrs IST: Kieran Trippier makes it 3-3 for England against Colombia!

02:19 hrs IST: Jordan Henderson misses! It’s 3-2 for Colombia!

02:17 hrs IST: Rashford scores! England make it 2-2 against Colombia!

02:15 hrs IST: Falcao scores! Colombia lead 1-0 on penalties against England!

02:10 hrs IST: The score remains 1-1 after extra time and the Round of 16 match between England and Colombia will be decided on penalties!

02:06 hrs IST: Yellow card for Juan Cuadrado. Just 2 minutes left in extra time. Get ready for the penalty shoot-out!

02:03 hrs IST: Eric Dyer and Marcus Rashford are here for the penalties. Looks like the England team are getting ready for what comes next! 5 minutes left in extra time.

01:59 hrs IST: Persistent attacking by England and they are not letting the Colombian defenders off the hook. This is going to a tense 10 minutes for the South Americans.

01:55 hrs IST: Early chance for Jamie Vardy but his shot was not strong enough and it was an easy save for David Ospina. 13 minutes remaining and it is still anybody’s game!

01:52 hrs IST: Harry Kane’s strike against Colombia - his sixth in the tournament - sees the 24-year-old match Lionel Messi’s total record of World Cup goals, on his debut at the tournament.

01:49 hrs IST: 15 minutes left in extra time. England and Colombia are still tied at 1-1 at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow!

01:45 hrs IST: TRIVIA TIME -- England have lost all three of the shootouts it has played in World Cups, while Colombia have never taken part in a World Cup shootout.

01:43 hrs IST: A dramatic end to the regulation time as Mina rose above Harry Maguire to score with a bouncing header in the third minute of stoppage time, and the referee blew for the end of 90 minutes soon after.

01:41 hrs IST: Yerry Mina’s header was the 99th goal scored in the 90th minute in World Cup history.

01:39 hrs IST: Harry Kane handed England the lead in this match but Yerry Mina scored a dramatic equaliser against England in injury-time just as it seemed the South Americans were heading out of the World Cup at the last-16 stage.

01:35 hrs IST: The extra time is underway and both the teams are looking to find the early momentum. A clash between Sterling and Cuardado, but neither received any booking.

01:32 hrs IST: It was a good delivery from the corner by Juan Cuadrado as Yerry Mina scores late to level the scores and for the third time in the Round of 16, the match goes to extra time.

01:29 hrs IST: It’s 1-1 after regulation time as the Round of 16 match between England and Colombia goes to extra time

01:25 hrs IST: GOAL! Yerry Mina strikes! Colombia have made it 1-1 against England!

01:22 hrs IST: 5 minutes added in the match. It’s now or never for Colombia as England introduces Jamie Vardy in place of Raheem Sterling.

01:18 hrs IST: A bunch of errors from both sides but they are not taking advantage of that. This is not looking good for Colombia as Falcao’s weak attempt was saved by Pickford.

01:13 hrs IST: A brilliant chance for Colombia but it was wasted by Juan Cuadrado. It seems like game over for the South American powerhouses as they are just 8 minutes away from elimination.

01:09 hrs IST: Two counter-attacks from England but the final delivery was not up to the mark. This is just too easy for England as Colombia are struggling to find any proper shot on target.

01:05 hrs IST: England are looking extra confident after taking the lead and this is looking really problematic for Colombia. They are not playing that well and any defender can pick a red card with all of them already booked.

01:00 hts IST: Harry Kane hit the penalty down the center in the 58th minute for his sixth goal of the tournament, stretching his lead at the top of the scoring standings. Three of those were penalties.

00:57 hrs IST: Another yellow and this time, it goes to the Colombian captain Falcao. Another yellow card in the very next minute as the substitute Carlos Bacca receives a booking.

00:54 hrs IST: Harry Kane is the first player to score in six consecutive England appearances since Tommy Lawton in 1939.

00:51 hrs IST: An unnecessary tackle by Carlos Sánchez inside the penalty box and Harry Kane made no mistake in finding the back of the net. England lead 1-0!

00:49 hrs IST: Harry Kane strikes! England are leading 1-0 against Colombia!

00:45 hrs IST: Another booking for Colombia -- Yellow card for Santiago Arias!

00:43 hrs IST: Both teams have started on a positive note but the game is restricted the midfield and none of them have managed to launch a proper attack. Colombia 0-0 England.

00:38 hrs IST: The second half is underway! England and Colombia are both still looking for the opening goal!

00:33 hrs IST: The tournament’s leading scorer Harry Kane came close to adding to his five goals for England at the finals in Russia but his 16th minute header at the far post flew over the bar as his side had Colombia on the back foot for much of the half.

00:29 hrs IST: Gareth Southgate’s England enjoyed the bulk of possession early on at the Spartak Stadium and Raheem Sterling was the main threat but tournament top-scorer Harry Kane had few glimpses of goal.

00:22 hrs IST: Gareth Southgate’s England enjoyed the bulk of possession early on at the Spartak Stadium and Raheem Sterling was the main threat but tournament top-scorer Harry Kane had few glimpses of goal.

00:19 hrs IST: It’s half-time in Moscow. England and Colombia are 0-0 at half-time!

00:16 hrs IST: Another shot from Harry Kane and another miss. The problem continue to brew between the opposition players and Wilmar Barrios get the first yellow card of the game.

00:12 hrs IST: Good effort by Kieran Trippier from the free-kick but it was a couple of yards away from the target. Score remains 0-0 with just 4 minutes to play in the first half.

00:09 hrs IST: Harry Kane has been a menace for the opposition defence till now and although he does not have a proper shot till now, he can turn on his genius any time.

00:05 hrs IST: A bit of space for Juan Quintero to exploit, but the pass was blocked well by Gary Cahill. This is an even match right now with both sides looking to fortify their defence.

00:02 hrs IST: In the first match of the day, Sweden’s Emil Forsberg provided a rare moment of poise from a game badly in need of some inspirations to fire the Scandinavians into a first World Cup quarter-final for 24 years.

23:58 hrs IST: England are controlling the game and with the bulk of possession under their belt, they are looking like the better side. But, as the trends show, anything can happen in this competition.

23:55 hrs IST: Colombia are getting some chances but the finishing has been quite appalling. Johan Mojica took a shot from outside the box but it was nowhere near the target. England 0-0 Colombia.

23:52 hrs IST: England are unbeaten against Colombia, having faced them five times previously (W3 D2). Their last encounter dates back to May 2005, when England won 3-2 thanks to a Michael Owen hat-trick.

23:48 hrs IST: Just on the basis of shots, England are the superior side right now. They are attacking quite well and Colombia’s over-dependence on counter attacks is blatantly visible.

23:45 hrs IST: An attempt from Raheem Sterling but it was blocked by the defender. In the next minute, Harry Kane had another chance but the header was not on target! Good start by England.

23:42 hrs IST: Jordan Henderson has not ended on the losing side in any of his last 28 England matches (W22 D6), the longest unbeaten run of any England player in history.

23:40 hrs IST: Three early corners for England but Colombia are looking quite lethal on counter-attack. This is guaranteed to be an exciting game considering the calibre of both the teams.

23:36 hrs IST: A curling free-kick from Ashley Young but Colombian keeper David Ospina was up to the task. Good start by the England side who are looking for the early goal.

23:33 hrs IST: England rested a huge part of their team in the last group stage game against Belgium. That tactic has not worked for Belgium and Croatia -- both of whom struggled to start their matches well.

23:30 hrs IST: The match is officially underway! 

23:27 hrs IST: The winner of the Colombia-England game will advance to a quarterfinal match against Sweden.

23:24 hrs IST: The injured James Rodriguez is not fit enough to be a substitute for Colombia against England. The official FIFA team sheet lists Rodriguez as “absent” and he is not among the Colombians warming up for the World Cup round of 16 game at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.

23:17 hrs IST: England are looking to win their first knockout game at a major tournament since reaching the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup.

23:11 hrs IST: Ruben Loftus Cheek stands down as England revert to the lineup that began their World Cup campaign in the 2-1 victory over Tunisia after fielding a second-string side in the defeat by Belgium in their final group game.Midfielder Fabian Delph, who returned home to attend the birth of his third child, was listed as absent.

23:07 hrs IST: Now, a look at the starting XI for England -- Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, John Stones; Kieran Trippier, Ashley Young, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane (capt).

23:01 hrs IST: Dele Alli is back in England’s lineup for the World Cup round of 16 game against Colombia after missing two games with injury.

22:57 hrs IST: A look at the Colombia starting XI -- David Ospina; Santiago Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica; Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez; Juan Cuadrado, Juan Fernando Quintero, Jefferson Lerma; Radamel Falcao (capt).

22:52 hrs IST: Big news ahead of the match -- James Rodriguez will not start for Colombia against England in the World Cup Round of 16 because of a calf muscle injury.

22:48 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the Round of 16 match between England and Colombia. The winner of this game will face Sweden in the next round after they defeat Switzerland earlier in the day.
England, who won the World Cup in 1966, have a dreadful record in major tournaments, and have not won a knockout match since they beat Ecuador in the 2006 World Cup.
The winner of this match will take on Sweden in the quarterfinals of the tournament.


England beat Colombia in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Moscow to reach the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-finals on Tuesday. Gareth Southgate’s team won 4-3 on spot-kicks

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