England Win The Penalty Shootout

Don’t care if I’m not the biggest keeper, I’ve got the power and agility. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford

In the quarterfinals after 12 years

By Roger Childs

The delighted England captain Harry Kane

Captain Harry Kane scored his sixth goal of the tournament to give England a 1-0 lead in their match against Colombia. But Yerry Mina headed in an equalizer in the third minute of stoppage time.

So it was down to another heart-stopping shoot out.

Colombia went 3-2 up when their agile keeper brilliantly saved Jordan Henderson’s shot with an acrobatic dive on the right hand side.

But their next shooter, Mateus Uribe, hit the bar.  After the next England goal went in, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved Carlos Bacca’s attempt.

The Colombian goalie got a hand on Eric Dier’s shot, but not enough to stop it going in the net.

So this match winning goal has put England in the quarterfinals against Sweden in Samara on Saturday.

Shootout summary


Colombia – GOAL, GOAL, GOAL, MISS, MISS

England – GOAL, GOAL, MISS, GOAL, GOAL

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