Eric Dier makes unusual admission after World Cup penalty against Colombia

Eric Dier makes unusual admission after World Cup penalty against Colombia

Maybe things are changing with England.

The result means that Colombia must wait at least another four years for their first appearance in the World Cup quarter finals, while England will now head to Samara full of confidence after shaking off their penalty shootout hoodoo.

Harry Kane's sixth goal of the World Cup appeared enough to secure England's first knockout win at a major tournament in 12 years, the Three Lions captain scoring from the spot after he was fouled by Carlos Sanchez.

The England manager at the time, Terry Venables, hugged a devastated Southgate.

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His playing career was best remembered for that penalty miss against Germany in 1996 - when his tame shot was saved and Andreas Möller scored the decisive kick in sudden death - despite successful stints in the English Premier League with Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. The Colombia bench celebrated as if they had won the match outright, the water carrier bursting into tears.

After four minutes of mayhem as Colombia protested, Kane kept his cool and smashed in his third spot kick of Russian Federation 2018. "Both Southgate and Uribe missed crucial penalties that cost their sides victory".

Midfielder Eric Dier delivered the final blow, slamming his attempt into the lower left corner under goalkeeper David Ospina after Colombia failed to convert its last two attempts.

"I'd have liked a week to enjoy this one but haven't got that because Sweden are a team I respect hugely".

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Bibi Ana Martinez from the coastal city of Buenaventura agreed. "They don't have to conform to what's gone before", Southgate said. "Some have slept in parks or bus stations but they made sure they are here".

In what was a tough last 16 tie, England had to overcome a Colombia side that frequently resorted to unsporting tactics throughout the game, with Southgate stating how proud he was of the way his players conducted themselves in the face of Los Cafeteros' gamesmanship. The vibrant Colombia fans belted out their national anthem and bounced in unison, swinging scarves above their heads.

Our recommended way to watch the England vs Colombia game online free is to try out the FuboTV 7-day free trial. Half time was a welcome interruption for England as it became apparent their early composure had deserted them.

With Harry Kane, whose six goals in the tournament are no real surprise, leading the line and Raheem Sterling, Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard behind him, England have exciting talent in their front line.

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He should also be given credit for insisting his players practice penalties, even bringing in a psychologist to help them, after a succession of his predecessors wrote the whole process off as a lottery beyond their control.

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