England reach World Cup quarter-finals after slamming Colombia during penalties

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England beat Colombia in a dramatic penalty shootout here in the city on Tuesday to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

An ill-tempered game that saw a Harry Kane penalty and another stoppage-time stunner (this time by Yerry Mina) went to a dramatic spot kick resolution that saw Kane convert his fourth penalty in four tries in Russian Federation and Eric Dier hit his fifth-round kick for the win.

In the second half, Colombia's fouls ratcheted up - but backfired, when a blatant tackle that forced Harry Kane to the ground yards from Colombia's goal prompted a penalty kick that he booted squarely into the centre of the net. "But we have our own weapons and once the game starts the only thing that matters is on the pitch".

It sounds easy when written down, and given the way many have talked about England's chances over the past couple of weeks you would be forgiven for believing they are a shoo-in to emerge from the bottom half of the draw to make the final in Moscow on Sunday week. We'll know soon enough if Geiger gets another assignment in the quarterfinals, semis or final.

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Meanwhile, midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek says the Three Lions squad has a point to prove in the knockout stages.

It is that understanding on the field that will count above and beyond anything else at Spartak Stadium against a talented Colombia side who are waiting on the fitness of star playmaker James Rodriguez. So, we will see what effect making so many changes has on England, but I actually think they will be fine against Colombia.

Talking about Pope's ability, an England insider told the newspaper, "He has looked good in training". Our players play in the best clubs, the best leagues, and are used to playing in matches of this size, so nothing will frighten us.

Electioneering has given way to football frenzy across the South American country, with Colombia facing England in the last 16 of the World Cup tomorrow.

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Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (AC Deportivo Cali), and Jose Fernando Cuadrado (CD Once Caldas). It was their first ever World Cup win via penalty shootout.

The Colombia camp are crossing their fingers over the fitness of James Rodriguez, the top-scorer at the World Cup four years ago, who limped off in their last group match against Senegal with what appeared to be a recurrence of a groin injury. It should be a close game, with England having the advantage.

But instead they sacrificed their best hope of winning this game by turning it into a kicking match because, if England are capable of anything, it is standing up to a physical challenge.

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