Rodriguez misses out for Colombia, Alli back for England

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The result means that Colombia must wait at least another four years for their first appearance in the World Cup quarter finals, while England will now head to Samara full of confidence after shaking off their penalty shootout hoodoo.

When Juan Cuadrado blazed horribly over the bar with the goal gaping 10 minutes from time with Colombia's first chance of the match it looked all over for them but there was a fiery sting in the tail of normal time.

England's Jordan Pickford made a massive save on Carlos Bacca and Mateus Uribe was denied by the crossbar in the shootout.

Jordan Henderson's miss in the penalty shootout looked to give Colombia the edge, but misses from Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca, followed by Eric Dier's victor put England into the quarter-finals.

Later reflecting on Colombia's equaliser on his show, he said: "I cheered Colombia's goal as if I had headed it myself".

Alex Apati, of Ladbrokes, said: "Patriotic punters have backed England since day one and tonight's game has already broken records in terms of bets placed, with 50% of all bets featuring Harry Kane".

"But we were very clear and once we'd assessed a couple of injuries that we had, we told the players who they were and they were ready".

"During the 120 minutes we fought with our weapons, with our strength, we carried a plan to the end and we managed to draw", he added.

Germany: We deserved to go out
Germany's loss in Kazan meant that they finished bottom of Group F, while Mexico and Sweden progressed to the last-16 stage. The goal was ruled out offside on field but confirmed by use of the Video Assistant Referee.

The Colombian was in tears as he stood next to his manager, covering his face with his shirt, but Southgate went to put an arm around his shoulder and gave some words of encouragement.

Mina's leveller put the celebrations on hold, but Pickford, who saved two penalties at the Federation Internationale de Football Association U17 World Cup in 2011, had the last laugh in the shoot-out.

The huge victory sends England to the quarters for the first time since 2006, but it did not come easy at all. It's a great and completely different test to the one we faced against Colombia.

At one stage Sterling even had a defender riding on his back and at half-time, he was barged into by one of the Colombian coaches, who then tried to blame it on the Manchester City ace.

England's Harry Kane scores a penalty during the shootout. At France '98 the teams met in a group match and England won 2-0, thanks to goals by Darren Anderton and David Beckham, to advance to the last 16 where they lost to Argentina - on penalties.

Alli almost added a second when his diving header at the far post flashed over the bar, with Lingard appealing for another spot-kick after he was caught by Davinson Sanchez.

The only blot on his match was the inability to prevent Yerry Mina's header squeezing past him into the net in the 90th minute as the South Americans forced extra time. "They are always more than the sum of their parts".

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