Harry Kane, Dele Alli 'fitness concerns for quarter-final'

Thibaut Courtois Dedryck Boyata Vincent Kompany and Michy Batshuayi of Belgium celebrate victory following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Belgium

Swedes edge Swiss to reach World Cup quarters

Vardy had been reportedly set to take England's fifth penalty, but Eric Dier stepped up in his stead and scored the decisive spot-kick.

England have beaten Colombia on penalties.

Well done Gareth Southgate your team did you proud!

"I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper, I've got that power and agility and I'm very good at penalties".

He then goes on to show off his vocal skills once more with a modified version of "Don't cry for me Argentina".

Pickford deserved to have won the game a lot earlier on a tense night in Moscow. Walker suffered cramp, while Young left the game with an ankle injury in extra time.

The fact that England are in a quarter-final, against Sweden, after winning on penalties while Germany sit at home after exiting at the group stages gives you a fair inkling at what these finals have been like.

"It was a top-class save, I'm surprised he could reach it given his height", Southgate said with a wry smile.

"I was surprised to see central defenders like Harry Maguire, normally he is a very honest guy, diving in the attacking box asking the referee for VAR".

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Millions of Russian fans, many of whom were mocking this team just a couple of weeks ago, are jumping loudly on the bandwagon. The rule is aimed at reducing injuries and allowing higher-quality play in extra time, when players are most exhausted .

"His athleticism around the goal is excellent".

Brazil forward Neymar has been heavily criticised for diving during the tournament, but Mourinho said he was not the only one and accused England defender Harry Maguire of doing the same during the victory over Colombia.

Much of the focus surrounding Brazil's challenge has inevitably been on Neymar.

Courtois was not alone.

It's February 2001 and England have just appointed Sven-Goran Eriksson as their manager after yet another dismal performance at a major football championships.

"I went for a tackle with [Radamel] Falcao and he just dropped to the floor and I just said to him "just get up". not quite like that".

But in refusing to dismiss penalties as a lottery like many of his predecessors, his attention to detail paid off.

"England have got some fantastic players here and some players are going to want to go in a bit hard and try to rough them up a bit", Trippier observed before reiterating his original point.

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