World Cup 2018: England Shakes its Shootout Curse and beat Colombia 4-3 on Penalties

England finally broke its penalty shootout curse at the World Cup through success over Colombia. That night, Britain refused to follow its history.

England face the test of Colombia in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup. Compete at Spartak Stadium on Wednesday (4/7/2018), England winning first through a goal by Harry Kane in the 57th minute. Such a victory would be obtained after the British 1-0 advantage lasted until the injury time. But Yerry Mina’s header in the final minutes interrupted England’s victory and forced a further game into extra-time.

Responding to late Colombian goals, Kane admitted disappointed because his team must bet up until the penalty shootout.

“We are very unlucky not to be able to qualify for 90 minutes -really, it’s a big night for England,” said Kane.

In extra time, no goals are created. 1-1 score survive and force the game must be determined on penalties shootout. The shadow of failure also haunts England. The Three Lions do not have a good record when facing penalties contest. They always lose on penalties shootout at the World Cup. It happened in 1990, 1998 and 2006.

England as it will fail after Jordan Henderson who advanced as the third executor failed to perform his duties. England was depressed in a position behind 2-3.

But England extended their breath through Kieran Trippier’s execution after Mateus Uribe’s shot failed. Jordan Pickford then appeared heroically to break the kick of Carlos Bacca. England finally won 4-3 through Eric Dier’s last execution.

The victory on penalties was the result of belief that Gareth Southgate in Harry Kane and co. That night, England wrote his new history at the World Cup.

“It was a night where I knew we were going through it, we had the resilience to finally get to the goal,” said Southgate.

“We’ve talked to the players about them writing their own stories and classic tonight, they do not have to bow to what’s happened. It’s a special night, they really believe in everything we’ve tried to do,” he said.

England will face Sweden in the quarterfinals on 7 July.

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