England beat ill-disciplined Colombia on penalties after excruciating 1-1 draw


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© Juan Mabromata, AFP | England’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring his penalty in the shootout during the 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match against Colombia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018.

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Latest update : 2018-07-03

England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties on Tuesday after Eric Dier scored the decisive spot kick to send them through to a World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.

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.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2018-07-03



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