Diego Maradona calls England win over Colombia 'monumental robbery'

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With extra time failing to yield a victor, that set up a dramatic penalty shoot-out with England only too aware that they had lost all three previous World Cup spot-kick dramas. They play in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday.

If World Cup history is anything to go by, this one won't be a classic - France and Uruguay have shared two 0-0 draws at the tournament, in 2002 and 2010. You look at the other nations, they take a bit more time.

That same method was adopted by all of England's penalty takers bar Marcus Rashford, who took a long, straight run-up but still buried his penalty in the bottom corner.

The young players are showing that, enjoying the tournament, and we are looking forward to preparing for the quarter-final.

The South Americans are obviously good enough up front, but it's the defensive pairing of Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez that has been as good as any centreback tandem at this World Cup.

"I say it all the time though, with the spirit of the team, we carried on how we were playing and didn't change anything and we believed".

WHY FRANCE WINS: We've yet to see the best of a French side that has everything trending in its favour.

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Luka Modric and Co trained at their base in Sochi on Wednesday as they fine-tuned preparations for the game on Saturday night in the south of Russian Federation. The Croats were one of only two teams to win all their group games but needed a penalty shootout to overcome Denmark on Sunday. "It's just an unbelievable feeling, the best feeling of my career".

The popular tabloid, known for its provocative headlines, ran with a front-page picture of England captain Harry Kane and the words "Go Kane!", a pun on Colombia's reputation as a drug exporter.

Two years ago life for the England team was very different.

If I am right, then France will play Brazil in the semi-finals and England will play Croatia, which would not be too shabby a line-up.

"We did not use our football to create more danger".

Eric Dier kept his composure in the Spartak Stadium, propelling the Three Lions to a famous 4-3 shoot-out win after it ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Football might not be "coming home", but it's going one more game after this.

"And today I saw a monumental robbery on the pitch".

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