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England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties, after 1-1 score at the end of regulation time, and got the last place in the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup, after a game full of emotion from start to finish .
Colombia, without James Rodriguez, placed three defensive midfielders, and struggled with the lack of game creation to supply Juan Fernando Quintero and Radamel Falcao, who could not disturb the goal defended by Jordan Pickford.
Little by little, England managed to take the Colombians to their home ground, looking for physical contact and fouls from Colombia until Carlos Sanchez made a mistake inside the area to Harry Kane averaging the hour of play. The own Kane, goal scorer of the match, scored 1-0 of the match and its sixth goal of the world cup.
Colombia reacted and began to fight back and getting very physical, collecting fault cards, to the point that five of their players (Radamel Falcao, Santiago Arias, Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez and Carlos Bacca) received the yellow card jeopardizing their participation in the tournament.
In the midst of despair and when the English were celebrating their qualification to the quarterfinals, Yerry Mina flew over all the defenders in a corner kick and headed to put the 1-1 on the scoreboard and forced the extra time.
After an extra time in which they shared the domain, but did not achieve the goal that would place them in the next round, both teams played the ticket in the penalty shootout.
It was there where the nerves made themselves felt, and after Falcao, Cuadrado and Muriel managed to get their shots right, Uribe and Bacca failed to get England to slip into the quarterfinals.
His opponent in the quarterfinals will be Sweden, who won his ticket by winning 1-0 to Switzerland, with a goal by Emil Forsberg in the 66th minute. It was a game that was played in midfield, although it was the Swiss who dominated most of the game, with almost 70 percent control.
England- Sweden quarterfinal match will be played in Samara, in the Cosmos Arena, next Saturday, July 7 at 10 A.M.