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05 July, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Carla Brady
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England manager Gareth Southgate said their shootout victory over Colombia at the World Cup on Tuesday will give the team "belief for generations to follow". The Atletico Madrid player isn't blessed with numerous physical characteristics of a classically dominant defender; he doesn't have outstanding pace, nor does he possess the height or the bulk to be an imposing powerhouse of a defender. "England win on penalties (Yes really!)", the paper said.

In the other match in England's half of the draw, host nation Russian Federation - riding a wave of euphoria after their shock win against 2010 winners Spain - face a Croatia side inspired by Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric in Sochi on Saturday.

England have finally broken their penalty shoot-out curse.

With their dogged defending, tactical discipline, and reliance on penalties, own-goals or any other way possible to get the ball in the back of the net, Sweden haven't been the prettiest team to watch at the World Cup.

Fernando Hierro's side were considered to be one of the favourites from the competition, but saw their chances of a second World Cup triumph after being defeated by Russian Federation.




England will look to join the two countries when they face Colombia in their second round clash on Tuesday in Moscow. The World Cup quarter finals are finalized, and if what we have seen so far is anything to go by, few would bet against this tournament producing more upsets.

Since taking over the England reins, Gareth Southgate's workplace has been their St George's Park training complex in Staffordshire.

Overturning long-held preconceptions about football's two main land masses, this year's quarter-finals pitch thrilling and adventurous European teams against pragmatic, stubborn and defensively-minded South American opponents.

In all, 32 national football teams entered the 2018 FIFA World Cup and only 16 of them proceeded to the knockout phase after the group stage, which kicked off on June 14 and ended on June 28. "I cheered Colombia's goal as if I had headed it myself".

Their run to the last eight for the first time since 1994 has been built on three clean sheets in four games, but while hard to break down, they lack a potent force up front. Now, with the world very much after his feet and comparisons aplenty to the Brazilian Ronaldo, it seems that he is set to become Real Madrid's latest "Galactico" if rumors in the media prove correct.

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