Jordan Pickford is now an England hero.
England will play Sweden in the quarterfinals in Samara on Saturday.
It is expected that moves will be made for a new No. 1 this summer, but England's first-choice at the World Cup could have been on their books rather than that of Merseyside rivals Everton had calls from a former custodian not been ignored.
Gareth Southgate's men looked to have come through a bad-tempered dogfight thanks to Harry Kane's penalty early in the second half, but Colombia's Yerry Mina equalised in the dying moments of stoppage time.
If England win, the team's semi-final match will be shown by ITV.
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There was wild celebration in the field after the last penalty as England stars ran towards Pickford.
Colombia's hopes suffered a huge setback before kickoff when key playmaker James Rodriguez was ruled out with a calf injury and without him they took a defensive approach and never really threatened.
"I told them he is going to be something special - but not many people take notice of me to be honest!"
The South Americans had been getting away with blatant holding and wrestling at each of England's many corners and the referee's patience finally snapped when Carlos Sanchez hauled down tournament leading scorer Kane once too often.
The Leicester City striker was introduced to the match in the 88th minute in an attempt to find a winning goal before the end of regular time.
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