Kensington Palace tweeted the team congratulations from the Duke of Cambridge, signing the tweet W.
That seems eternally ago because England long since took both its proclivity and reputation for disorder and snuffed out both - systematically, decisively and impressively. "There is nothing like it. Nothing".
Cherenkov is not well known outside Russia, but remains a hero to Spartak fans after winning three Soviet titles and one Russian title with the club.
England, however, face a hard task Saturday, having not won back-to-back knock-out games at the World Cup since 1990, and they face a team that has kept a clean sheet in three of its four games and only lost against Germany in stoppage time.
Several joked: "I think Sweden will play a flat pack 4".
Barney Corkhill, 26, who is originally from Bath but lives in Peckham, south-east London, agreed.
"A lot of chances missed by England, but they will come out in second half, score a couple goals, and we are going to win", said Declan Fulton. "They'll be as frustrating as putting together an IKEA wardrobe but it's doesn't matter because IT'S COMING HOME".
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Colombia are usually a team that plays with a smile on its face, but too often in this game it was a nasty scowl. Wilmar Barrios got the first yellow card, after he butted his head into Henderson's chest and then his chin.
The quarter-final fixtures will start from Saturday, with Uruguay locking horns with France in the first of the four matches.
Even when England lost the toss on which goal to use, he said he was able to joke about it.
Mbappe, a 19-year-old phenomenon, has unsurprisingly been picked in attack for the two goals he scored against Argentina, while two-goal hero Edinson Cavani is also a part of a three-man frontline that is rounded up by Brazil star Willian.
Brendan Collins, 30, described the match as an "emotional rollercoaster".
"If we were down, it was because we were fouled", he said.
But, as we already know, there are no draws at this late stage in the competition - and the English have already rid themselves of their penalty curse.
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Preston city centre ground to a halt on Tuesday evening as England fans celebrate the victory over Colombia.