It has always gone to penalties for England. It is for sure that everyone would have expected England to be beaten. As it has been a series of occurrences of England losing always when it comes to penalty shootouts.
It has become somewhat curse of the sport for the country. In last 22 Years comprising the European Championship, England hopes to win or making its place in 6 major tournaments with some famous has been washed in a most unkind way, since 1990, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006, and 2012.
But it is new England team, and it has been said that the squad of young players with a grin on their faces, steps with spring moments, and a faith that things don’t have to be in the way, it has been so far. And these men on the field don’t miss on penalties.
At least it didn’t miss out on Tuesday crucial night, outlived the gamed and slashed Colombia by 4-3 in a penalty shootout after the game ended with a draw.
Harry Kane of England stated that we have matured a lot out there on that night and there has been a lot to say about the new young team.
The final blow was delivered by Eric Dier, the midfielder, pushing his hit into the left corner after the Colombians failed to hit two last attempts through the nets. Jordan Pickford, England goalkeeper set the win by pushing away the fifth attempt of the Carlos Bacca by diving to his right.
For England, Marcus Rashford, Kane, and Kieran Trippier managed to put some numbers on the boards in the shootout, excluding Jordan Henderson.
This World Cup has brought some surprising turnarounds and results. The English men, who have for a long time been drooping under critical news media watch, came out in a positive way, indicating that this World Cup finally would have some more different colors to show.