England knock Colombia out of FIFA World Cup 2018 on penalties, enter quarterfinals

England defeats Colombia 4-3 on penalties after both the sides failed to create clear-cut chances in extra time. 

England knock Colombia out of FIFA World Cup 2018 on penalties, enter quarterfinals
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Moscow:  England enter quarterfinals of the World Cup after 12 years, beating Colombia 4-3 on penalties. Colombia's Mina headed the equaliser in the stoppage time to take the game into extra-time after Kane scored off a penalty, early in the second-half (His sixth goal in three matches). Both England and Colombia pressed hard in extra-time but failed to create clear-cut chances in the final third, pushing the game to penalties. England will face Sweden in the quarterfinals at the Samara Arena on July 7.

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England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties!

5-England. GOAL!!  Eric Dier keeps his nerve and nets the winner. 

5-Colombia. MISS! Pickford makes a remarkable save to deny Bacca. 

4-England. GOAL!! Trippier scores. 

4-Colombia. MISS!! Uribe hits the bar. 

3-England. MISS!! Ospina makes a stunning save off Henderson's penalty. 

3-Colombia. GOAL. Muriel scores. 

2-England. GOAL!!  Rashford takes calm penalty and scores into the bottom left corner. 

2-Colombia. GOAL!! Cuadrado fire the ball into the goal. 

1-England. GOAL!! Kane nets the ball into the bottom left corner. 

1-Colombia. GOAL!! Falcao scores. 

Colombia to take the first shot.

Penalty shootout!!

England 1-1 Colombia!!

Full-time (Extra time)!

1 minute of Stoppage time!

118 minute: Yellow card! Colombia's Cuadrado gets booked for a challenge. 

116 minute: Substitution for Colombia. Arias is replaced by Zapata. 

115 minute: MISS!! Corner for England. Trippier whips the ball in the middle and Dier goes unmarked but his header is way over the crossbar.

113 minute: MISS!! England's Rose sprints into the Colombian box after a terrible back pass but fails to hit the target. That was close. 

109 minute: Both teams are pushing hard to seal the match but fail to create meaningful chances in the final-third. As it stands, this match is heading towards a penalty shootout. 

Second-half ( Extra-time)

England 1-1 Colombia!

Half-time (Extra-time)

102 minute: Substitution for England. Rose is in for Young. 

100 minute:  Corner for Colombia. The defence clear the ball to safety. 



England 1-1 Colombia!!

90+3 minute: GOAL!!  Colombia's Mina heads the equaliser. Colombia equalise. 

5 minutes of Stoppage time!

88 minute: Substitution for Colombia. Muriel is in for Quintero. Substitution for England. Sterling is replaced by Vardy. 

87 minute: Colombia's Falcao attempts a shot from distance but hits it directly into the hands of the goalkeeper. 

6 minutes to go!

82 minute: MISS! Colombia's Cuadrado picks up a pass in the England box but wastes a golden opportunity as he clouds the ball into the crowd. 

81 minute:  Substitution for England, Dier replaces Alli. 

79 minute: Substitution for Colombia. Sanchez is replaced by Mateus Uribe.

77 minute: MISS!! England's Lingard sprints into the Colombian box but goes down after a challenge from a Colombian defender. Referee calls for play-on. 

74 minute: Free-kick to England at a promising position. Colombia are giving away too many set-pieces to England. 

73 minute: Corner for England. Young whips the ball in but Maguire's header goes over the crossbar. 

69 minute: Yellow card! England's Lingard gets booked for a challenge on Sanchez. 

68 minute: England's Young goes down in a challenge and does not look comfortable. The medical team attend him. Young looks good to go as he gets up. 

65 minute: Another Yellow card  for Colombia as Bacco gets booked for a challenge. Colombia need to be careful here. 

64 minute: Yellow card! Colombia's Falcao gets booked for bad behaviour. 

62 minute: Substitution for Colombia. Lerma is replaced by Carlos Bacca. 

Harry Kane becomes the first English player to score in each of his three World Cup appearances. He has scored six goals in three matches and leads the race for the golden boot. 

England 1-0 Colombia!!

57 minute: GOAL!!! Harry Kane fires the ball into the Colombian goal. England take the lead. 

54 minute: Corner for England. Sanchez pushes Harry Kane and gets a Yellow card. Referee awards England a PENALTY.  England's Henderson gets a Yellow card!

52 minute: Yellow card! Colombia's Arias gets booked for a challenge on Harry Kane. Free-kick to England. 

Second-half is underway!



England 0-0 Colombia!!


45+3 minute: England's Alli does not look comfortable and gets attended by the medical team. The players take a breather. 

45+2 minute: Colombia's Quintero fires a shot from long range but clouds the ball away from the England goal. That was close. 

3 minutes of Stoppage time!

45 minute: England's Harry Kane attempts a shot from distance but fails to hit the target. 

40 minute: Yellow card! Colombia's Barrios gets booked for a foul. Trippier curls the ball towards the goal but hits it wide. 

38 minute: Free-kick to England at a promising position as Harry Kane goes down right outside the box. This could be dangerous. Trippier gears up to take it. 

37 minute: England's Henderson chips the ball inside the Colombian box in an attempt to find skipper Harry Kane, but the former hits the ball past Kane. 

36 minute: Colombia look to settle themselves in the midfield as they try and create space in the final third but England defenders continue to hold a tight line. 



31 minute: England's Sterling cuts in from one defender and gears up to have a shot at the Colombian target but his shot gets blocked. England have created multiple chances in the final third than Colombia but the scoreline remains intact. 

30 minute: Free-kick to Colombia after Trippier concedes a foul on Falcao. 

27 minute:  Trippier whips the ball in, but Colombia's Mina heads the ball to safety. 

26 minute: Free-kick to England. Young swings the ball into the box but a Colombian defender heads the ball away. Corner for England. 

Possession: England- 55 percent, Colombia- 45 percent. 

21 minute: Colombia's Cuadrado makes a threatening run into the England penalty box but the England defender makes a timely interception and clears the ball. 

16 minute: MISS! England's Harry Kane picks up a cross in the box from Trippier, but the former heads the ball away from the goal. That was close. 

12 minute: Free-kick to England. England are on the front-foot here. Sanchez heads the ball away. England take back the possession, Sterling picks up a pass near the box but his shot gets blocked by Colombian defender. That was close. 

10 minute: Corner for England. Young curls the ball but the Referee awards a free-kick to Colombia after England's Stones concedes foul. 

8 minute: Corner for England. The Colombian defence clear the ball to safety. Colombia are on the counter-attack but England defender steals the ball. 

5 minute: Free-kick to England right outside the Colombian penalty box. This could be dangerous. Young whips the ball directly towards goalkeeper Ospina, who knocks the ball away. That was close. 


England have won only two of their last eight World Cup knockout matches. Colombia, on the other hand, have managed to score in each of their last eight World Cup matches. Interestingly, the last time they failed to score in the World Cup was in 1998 against England. 


England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Henderson, Lingard, Alli, Young; Sterling, Kane.

Colombia XI: Ospina; Arias, Davinson, Mina, Mojica; Barrios, Sánchez, Lerma; Cuadrado, Quintero; Falcao.

England, who won the World Cup in 1966 at home, do not have a great record in the FIFA World Cup knockout stages in recent times and their last victory at this level came against in the 2006 edition of the tournament.

England and Colombia have played each other five times and the former hold the edge with three wins, The other two matches ended in a draw. They have met only once in a World Cup match back in 1998 England won 2-0.

Colombia have the talent to create an upset and England will be wary of their opponent's knack of finding a goal out of nowhere. Colombia's best show was in the 2014 edition in Brazil when they reached the quarterfinals only to lose 1-2 to the hosts. 

Full squad:


Goalkeepers - Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope.

Defenders - Phil Jones, Gary Cahill, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Danny Rose, Ashley Young, John Stones, Harry Maguire.

Midfielders - Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli.

Forwards - Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jamie Vardy, Raheem Sterling, Danny Welbeck.


Goalkeepers- Jose Cuadrado, David Ospina, Camilo Vargas.

Defenders- Santiago Arias, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica, Oscar Murillo, Davinson Sanchez, Cristian Zapata, Farid Diaz.

Midfielders- Abel Aguilar, Wilmar Barrios, Juan Cuadrado, Jefferson Lerma, Juan Quintero, James Rodriguez, Carlos Sanchez, Mateus Uribe.

Forwards- Carlos Bacca, Miguel Borja, Radamel Falcao, Jose Izquierdo, Luis Muriel.