England clinch first World Cup shootout win in intimidating sea of yellow

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   POWER There are fears of a UK power surge as England take on Colombia

Two years later, England's World Cup ended in the same fashion.

"It was a tremendous blow", he told Mundo Deportivo.

The knock-out match proved a bigger draw than England's group games - more than 18 million watched the matches against Tunisia and Belgium at their peaks, while 14 million saw the win over Panama.

Kane's strike also sees the 24-year-old match Lionel Messi's total record of World Cup goals, on his debut at the tournament.

Luke Cook, 23, of Dereham, said: "I think they defended well, very well, the finish wasn't quite there but they defended very well".

"Now is not the time to talk about my future, but the World Cup has helped me reconnect and reaffirm myself as a footballer".

But Colombia's Mateus Uribe hit the bar and England's Jordan Pickford saved from Carlos Bacca, leaving Eric Dier to score the decisive penalty and earn a quarter-final against Sweden, while denying the Colombians a second straight run to the last eight. It leaves a sour taste, because we thought we could have qualified.

Maradona, whose celebration of Argentina's dramatic win over Nigeria that sealed a place in the knockout stages will provide one of the lasting memories of Russian Federation 2018, was particularly scathing of Geiger's decision to award a spot-kick to England when Kane was dragged to ground by Carlos Sanchez.

Shearer was jubilant all through the show, too, signing off by singing "It's Coming Home". "Our list of five takers altered because of the changes we made but we had some young players, who showed resilience under pressure".

By Andrew Das Of course it went to penalties.

England have actually triumphed in a shootout before, but you have to go all the way back to Euro 96 when, with Stuart Pearce's passion to the fore, they defeated Spain in a quarterfinal at Wembley.

England is advancing in Russian Federation after defending champion Germany was eliminated early and Argentina, Portugal and Spain went home in the Round of 16.

Speaking post-match, as reported by Sky Sports, he said: "It was a night where I knew we'd get over the line".

But Colombia arrived with little interest in feeding the growing can-England-win-this-thing narrative.

Juan Cuadrado, Marcus Rashford and Luis Muriel followed Kane with successful spot kicks, before Jordan Henderson's effort was blocked by a sprawling Ospina. But it all fell apart two minutes later as Aron Gunnarsson's long throw caused chaos in the England defence and Ragnar Sigurdsson took advantage.

They had nothing on target until injury time at the end of the first 90 minutes, and former England winger Chris Waddle called their 23 penalized fouls a "disgrace".

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