Gareth Southgate masterminds the end of England's penalty-shootout woes

Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard

Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard both have a big part to play Credit Getty Images

Colombia reached the quarter-finals in Brazil four years ago, which was their best ever performance in the World Cup.

"It is a blow for the whole group".

"I've got power and agility, I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper".

Mina, 23, signed for the Catalan giants from Palmeiras in January, but only appeared five times for them in the back half of the season.

Needless to say, fans back home were amped. "I apologise to all the Colombian people, but they must know the players are not to blame".

'The goalkeeper has no global experience, I have not seen anyone win the World Cup who has been decisive in some moments, ' Wenger told beIN Sports before England faced Colombia. England won 4-3 on penalties after the 1-1 draw.

The penalty which led to England's breakthrough was awarded in the 52nd minute as midfielder Carlos Sanchez, who had been lucky to escape punishment for previous incidents, wrestled Kane to the ground. As they contemplated 30 minutes of extra time, Southgate huddled his young squad together and encouraged them to press the reset button.

That's Gary Neville, Ian Wright and Lee Dixon (right to left) - all former England players - celebrating Dier's goal on a studio set of British broadcaster ITV.

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The Everton goalkeeper then went on to produce a crucial moment in the penalty shootout, snapping one of the most famous football "curses" in World Cup history.

When New Zealand fell into its national pit of despair after the Cardiff rugby World Cup quarterfinal in 2007, I genuinely couldn't understand it - this was just what England fans go through every time there's a football tournament.

Wilmar Barrios got the first yellow card, after he butted his head into Henderson's chest and then his chin.

One mocking meme showed male officials at the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) headquarters distracted by images of Colombian women in the crowd, instead of watching the game. Captain Kane is this World Cup's top scorer and a lot has been spoken about his ability to single-handedly make England cross the line.

Also, as one of the shootout scorers Kieran Trippier noted, Southgate made his team practice penalties when they exhausted at the end of a training session, to simulate the fatigue that is present after extra-time. Colombia are usually a team that plays with a smile on its face, but too often in this game it was a nasty scowl.

They might have been outnumbered in the stadium but earlier in the day, at Bistro restaurant on one of Moscow's main shopping streets, England's modest following made their presence felt.

"A bit of apprehension for tonight but I think they'll go at it like they didn't against the Tunisians, hopefully score in the first 20 minutes".

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