England beat Colombia on penalties to reach last eight

4 July 2018

England finally ended their penalties curse on Tuesday (June 3) when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans equalised in the 93rd minute. England had previously lost all three World Cup shootouts and three of four in the European Championship. But the team prevailed on Tuesday when Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca failed to convert, leaving Eric Dier to win the game for England. It was England's first win in a knockout game since 2006. The victory earns them a quarter-final with Sweden on Saturday (July 7).