Moscow: England has ended a drought in World Cup shootouts to beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties and advance to a quarterfinal match against Sweden.
Yerry Mina’s header in the third minute of stoppage time for Colombia made it 1-1 at the end of regulation, and extra time was scoreless.Eric Dier scored the decisive kick to end a run off five successive tournament exits on penalties, including the 2006 World Cup the last time England reached the last eight.
England and Colombia are going to a penalty shootout after extra time failed to produce a winner in the World Cup contest to determine the last of the quarterfinalists. Colombia was on the brink of elimination moments from the end of regulation before Yerry Mina’s header in the third minute of stoppage time equalized at 1-1.
Harry Kane scored from the penalty spot in the 58th minute for his tournament-leading sixth goal of the World Cup and England was within minutes of securing a spot in the quarterfinals against Sweden.
Falcao headed wide for Colombia in extra time, before substitute Danny Rose sent a low shot narrowly wide of the far post for England.
England has lost all three of its World Cup shootouts, most recently to Portugal in 2006, while Colombia has never played a shootout in the World Cup.