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England finally wins penalty shootout at World Cup

05 July 2018

Now, images of Southgate being consoled 22 years ago and being the consoler after Tuesday's game have emerged online, prompting praise for Southgate's compassion towards Colombia's Mateus Uribe, who missed his spot-kick.

Players had already been evaluated during practice drills and their past performance taken into account, in contrast to previous tournaments, such as in 1998 when David Batty, who had never taken a penalty in a match, missed the decisive fifth kick in a round of 16 loss to Argentina.

Earlier Los Cafeteros had pulled themselves back from the brink of elimination with a stoppage time goal from Yerry Mina, cancelling out Harry Kane's earlier penalty.

Eric Dier scored the winning kick after Jordan Pickford's brilliant save from Carlos Bacca's attempt, with England's first ever World Cup shootout win setting up a meeting with Sweden in Samara on Saturday. They looked confident in defense, and the Colombians were unable to muster much excitement without James Rodriguez.

'The goalkeeper has no worldwide experience, I have not seen anyone win the World Cup who has been decisive in some moments, ' Wenger told beIN Sports before England faced Colombia.

"I think for them, definitely a big moment".

Mina, 23, signed for the Catalan giants from Palmeiras in January, but only appeared five times for them in the back half of the season.

Kane, Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli were among nine players recalled for England after Gareth Southgate rested the majority of his first-choice side for their final group game against Belgium. "It's actually coming home, isn't it!?" "Now I'm thinking about Sweden".

"We've not got a good record against them. I'm very good at it", he added.

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Speaking to teleSUR, he said: "I saw a monumental theft on the pitch".

There were cheers and celebrations from a small number of Three Lions fans inside Lost Rivers in Elephant and Castle, south London, where - just like in Moscow's Spartak Stadium - the majority of those watching were supporting Colombia.

England have long-been the advocates of the 4-4-2 formation which many now consider to be out-dated.

Having been fouled by Carlos Sanchez, Kane - after a lengthy delay caused by Colombia's protests to referee Mark Geiger - duly kept his cool to break the deadlock from 12 yards.

But joy turned to anxiety and gave way to despair as Colombia equalised in injury time.

"I believed our goalkeeper would save one, and the technique of our players in taking them was superb".

"The boys played really well, you could see they really wanted it".

"These people are just lowlifes who are not real Colombian football fans, who should be arrested and thrown into jail".

England finally wins penalty shootout at World Cup