England knocks out Colombia on penalties to reach the quarterfinals

Radamel Falcao of Columbia celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Poland and Colombia at Kazan Arena

Radamel Falcao had two unsuccessful stints in England with Manchester United and Chelsea Credit Getty Images

England can now look forward to their first World Cup quarter final appearance since 2006.

England were within minutes of reaching the last eight in normal time thanks to a Harry Kane penalty until it conceded an injury-time goal - Yerry Mina powered in a header - which allowed the South Americans to live on to extra-time and, ultimately, penalties.

But misses from the final two attempts from the penalty spot for Colombia gave England the chance to seal the victory, and Eric Dier made no mistake and sent this country into the next round.

Hainsey and Buvey were there to see all the highlights as England went on to beat Colombia on Penalties to go through to the quarter finals of the World Cup. Now they are enjoying a rare "I told you so" moment, mixed with a little bit of embarrassment, after seeing the reactions of both Colombians and English to the referee's calls.

"To get knocked down like we did is hard to come back from it".

"Our mindset and mentality, we never stopped, " he said. "I've got power and agility. We knew we had this game, even if it had to go to penalties, we knew we were capable of winning".

Questions about a possible penalty shootout situation were inevitable during the pre-match press conference attended by coach Gareth Southgate, who himself had made a costly error from the spot at Euro 96.

England's Harry Kane (right) celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Colombia during the World Cup round of 16 match.

While Colombia's David Ospina stood taciturn, staring down England's penalty takers, Pickford was a ball of energy.

"We have a clear game plan and we are playing according to that", coach Janne Andersson said.

The result means the Three Lions will face Sweden on Saturday, as they continue their quest for a first title since 1966.

England was awarded its penalty when Kane was knocked to the ground by Carlos Sanchez.

Colombia was on the defensive for most of the first half and lacked bite in attack.

This was a glorious night on several levels for Southgate as he guided England into a quarter-final with Sweden and with possibility of a last-four meeting with hosts Russian Federation or Croatia should they prevail.

No-one would pretend this was a flawless England performance to send fear through future opponents - but this was not that type of night, opponent or atmosphere. "I ran so much for my shirt, with my flag on my shoulder, so losing like we did I can not accept".

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