Colombia fans mourn World Cup shootout loss to England

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'I did all my research on them and Radamel Falcao was the only one who didn't go his usual way, ' Pickford told ITV.

The penalty which led to England's breakthrough was awarded in the 52nd minute as midfielder Carlos Sanchez, who had been lucky to escape punishment for previous incidents, wrestled Kane to the ground.

Despite the Colombia players doing their upmost to put Kane off and even appearing to deface the pitch to interfere with the penalty, the Tottenham Hotspur striker stepped up and duly despatched the spot kick to put England ahead and take his tally for the tournament to six.

"We were trying to download the app to watch it or considering scaling the fence to get to the nearest pub, but then it came back on so we were rewarded for our patience".

Now, images of Southgate being consoled 22 years ago and being the consoler after Tuesday's game have emerged online, prompting praise for Southgate's compassion towards Colombia's Mateus Uribe, who missed his spot-kick.

Another tweeted: "The more I see of Mr Southgate, the more impressive he gets".

"But we did", Dier said. I have never been in a situation like that before but I felt like I had to score after the header I missed at the end. On top of that, England was knocked out of the 1996 European Championship semifinals and the quarterfinals in 2004 and 2012 on penalties.

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'We knew what we had to do and we stayed calm'.

But the South Americans were eliminated in heartbreaking fashion for the second consecutive World Cup after an unlucky defeat to Brazil in 2014, and Mina said it was a massive disappointment to lose against England. The country's only shootout success came earlier at Euro '96.

Things were still equal after 30 minutes of extra time, leading to the one thing England fans dread the most, a penalty shoot out. Both teams had the talent to make a run, and one will look back on Russian Federation as a real opportunity to reach a World Cup final.

After four minutes of mayhem as Colombia protested, Kane kept his cool and smashed in his third spot kick of Russian Federation 2018. England, well aware of their shootout history, tried desperately to find a victor without conceding too much space to Los Cafeteros.

Still, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman wasn't happy with the English approach. Colombia are usually a team that plays with a smile on its face, but too often in this game it was a nasty scowl.

But Southgate also knew it had been more than a decade since England's last knockout-round win at a big event, and so he was sure to savor this one - both for himself, because of his past, but also because he thinks this England can paint a brighter future than its recent self-flagellating past. There was still plenty of time for England to respond, but the players looked devoid of ideas and paralysed by fear.

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