World Cup: England beat Colombia on penalties to reach quarter-finals

July 04, 2018 | 04:22
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England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties on Tuesday (Jul 3) after Eric Dier scored the decisive spot kick to send them through to a World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.
world cup england beat colombia on penalties to reach quarter finals
England players celebrate after winning the penalty shootout against Colombia. (Photo source: REUTERS/Carl Recine)

England had looked on course for their first win in a knockout round of a tournament in 12 years when captain Harry Kane struck a well-taken penalty in the 57th minute.

But Colombia defender Yerry Mina snatched a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser with his third goal in three matches to force extra time which ended with the game level at 1-1.

Sweden earlier beat Switzerland 1-0 in their last 16 game to advance.


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