Over 200,000 People Sign A Petition For World Cup Last 16 Replay

Over 200,000 People Sign A Petition For World Cup Last 16 Replay

Over 200,000 People Sign A Petition For World Cup Last 16 Replay

England finally overcame almost 30 years of penalty pain when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans had equalised in the 93rd minute.

This is the moment a Wolverhampton pub erupted as England finally won a penalty shootout and qualified for the World Cup quarter-finals. When you play a team that want to fight and disturb your momentum, you can sometimes get dragged into it. We'll smile and be happy and say "Well done lads". Hopefully it will give belief to the generations of players that follow.

"We had a cruel blow on 90 minutes, which we had to show incredible resilience to come back from", said a relieved Southgate, whose own penalty miss cost England in the semifinals against Germany at Euro '96.

England committed a "monumental robbery" in beating Colombia in the last 16 at the World Cup, according to Argentina legend Diego Maradona. Eric Dier converted the game-winning kick to advance. We were behind, and wanting Pickers to save one, and he did.

The absence of James Rodriguez, who was again unavailable due to the calf injury that blighted his tournament, appeared to hurt Colombia and without their talisman's creativity and energy going forward the South Americans struggled to mount a serious threat in the final third.

That was until a soft penalty kick was awarded to Kane after he was fouled by Carlos Sanchez.

After four minutes of mayhem as the Colombians protested, Kane kept his cool and smashed in his third spot kick of Russian Federation 2018. Half time was a welcome interruption for England as it became apparent their early composure had deserted them.

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England goalkeeper Jack Butland has revealed the meticulous preparation behind their 4-3 shootout win - helped by Jordan Pickford's superb save from Carlos Bacca - and how he feared Colombia keeper David Ospina might accidentally uncover their game plans.

"It was a nervous one", Dier said. "We'll be cheering for Colombia and hoping we can all enjoy a great match." .

"If the referee had seen the headbutt it might have been a totally different game".

"I've never seen a game like this before and how they behaved".

"The match was very rough, everybody knew the match would be like this", Pekerman said.

"As soon as the ball was in the box, the players were not cool and composed".

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