England, Sweden Enter World Cup Quarter-Finals

England, Sweden Enter World Cup Quarter-Finals

England and Sweden have entered Fifa World Cup Quarter-Finals.

Moscow: Phew! England managed to finally end their penalties curse beating Colombia 4-3 in a shootout after drawing their Fifa World Cup last-16 clash 1-1.

England had previously lost all three World Cup shootouts and three of four in the European Championship. However, on Tuesday they ended the curse when Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca failed to convert, leaving Eric Dier to win the game for England.

England, Sweden Enter World Cup Quarter-FinalsIt was the first time Colombia had been involved in a World Cup shootout and they took first blood when Jordan Henderson missed his spot kick – but for once fortune smiled on England.

Goal scorers: Earlier Harry Kane smashed in a 57th-minute penalty, his sixth goal of the tournament for England.

Yerry Mina of Colombia headed an equaliser in the third minute of stoppage time.

It was England’s first win in a knockout game since 2006 and earns them a quarter-final with Sweden.

In an earlier match, a deflected shot from Emil Forsberg gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland. Switzerland had the lion’s share of possession but lacked the kill.England, Sweden Enter World Cup Quarter-Finals


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