Colombia suffered a 'monumental robbery' against England - Diego Maradona

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The Three Lions had to contend with the South American outfit's physical approach in Tuesday evening's clash, which ended in a penalty-shootout win following a 1-1 draw.

"It will never be off my back, sadly".

The England vs Colombia match starts at 8pm CEST. "But today is a special moment for this team". The Colombian players asked for VAR (Video Assistant Referee intervention) and he did not give it to them.

The result sees England into the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time since 2006, and they have made their royal family proud with their exploits.

So the courageous and admirable supporter should be in good company and not in enemy territory for Saturday night's (WA time) clash with Sweden.

"We have to see what is possible and not be hindered by history or the expectations", Southgate said.


"There could have been several red cards", Stones, 24, said.

"It was a nervous one".

"Sweden are often underestimated, but I have real respect for them", he said.

"It's a foul by Kane". We knew what would get thrown at us and that was kind of silly from him. "But we were ready for that".

"We stuck to our plan and kept playing our way of football".

Dzagoev says "I had a problem with my back again, but now I'm training in the main group and I'm ready for the match". "But as long as the team keeps winning I'm more than happy". "I have the power and agility".


Colombian forward Radamel Falcao also criticized Geiger after the loss.

Southgate, 47, watched on as his side were engaged in a heated exchange at the Otkrytiye Arena as tempers threatened to spill over, after a number of confrontational incidents occurred on the pitch - notably Wilmar Barrios' apparent headbutt on Jordan Henderson.

Harry Kane's penalty looked like being the difference prior to that 93rd-minute header, awarded after Carlos Sanchez wrestled the opening goalscorer to the ground. Breitner scored three in 1974 and Brehme in 1990 but they landed goals from the spot (data comes via Fran Martínez). He also netted England's first in the shootout.

"It's a big night for England", Kane said.

Still, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman wasn't happy with the English approach.

"Our historic record against them is another one we have to put right, but I think we have always viewed them at our level and I don't think that's right because their tournament record is better than ours".


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