The game between Colombia and England Tuesday was all tied up at 1-1 after regulation and stoppage time, prompting penalty kicks to decide which team would make it to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup.
Both teams possess excellent strikers, which set up a thrilling finale to this competitive game. However, both teams missed on their third attempt, and both of those attempts went off the bar on the right side.
England got a critical save by Jordan Pickford, who masterfully stopped Bacca’s attempt. Then came the final goal, put through by Eric Dier, which put England up 4-3 to win the game. It also was the first World Cup game won by England on penalty kicks.
Here is the Eric Dier game winner and the England celebration https://t.co/b95fupj9Ir
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 3, 2018
Now, the reactions.
THE WHOLE OF ENGLAND RIGHT NOW 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 pic.twitter.com/yLkw8JML9D
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) July 3, 2018
The moment England clinched their spot in the quarterfinals. pic.twitter.com/aYXNdflqyY
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 3, 2018
Why do England always have to play with my heart before winning? Had me near on having a heart attack 😭 #ENGCOL
— Jo-Ann Owusu (@joannowusu) July 3, 2018
— Andrew Walker (@avwalkerok) July 3, 2018
ENGLAND ACTUALLY WON ON PENALTIES I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!!
— Tom Harrison (@tomh_36) July 3, 2018
— World Soccer Talk (@worldsoccertalk) July 3, 2018