Friday, 16 November, 2018

England cast aside penalty hoodoo, Joachim Low to stay as Germany boss

England cast aside penalty hoodoo, Joachim Low to stay as Germany boss England cast aside penalty hoodoo, Joachim Low to stay as Germany boss
Kristopher Love | 04 July, 2018, 10:18

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford said he had done his research on Colombia and that his "power and agility" helped save Carlos Bacca's penalty in a nail-biting shootout victory that saw England reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Three Lions came through, as they had only done once before in their previous seven attempts, with Kane's opener setting the tone, Jordan Pickford saving at a crucial moment and Eric Dier slotting the victor.

"Today was a special night for every Englishman", said Southgate. I said it two years ago when I was captain of the team: give these lads a bit of time, because I've seen the quality and the ability they all had.

But in the third minute of stoppage time, Colombia defender Yerry Mina headed home to take the game into extra time and then to penalties.

England will play Sweden, who beat Switzerland 1-0 earlier on Tuesday, at 15:00 BST on Saturday, live across the BBC.

The two nations faced off against each other in Moscow early Wednesday morning (Thailand time) with the victor to advance to the quarter-finals on the weekend.

"I think we should be dreaming now", he told ESPN.

The front page included a picture of Harry Kane with the following text: "As 3 Lions face nation that gave world Shakira, great coffee and er, other stuff, we say ..." This is England. This is how we should play.

The manager added: "We deserved it". They are another team we have a poor record against.

Colombia's hopes suffered a huge setback before kickoff when key playmaker James Rodriguez was ruled out with a calf injury and without him they took a defensive approach and never rarely threatened.

"I'm just looking forward to the next game".