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- Author: Marlene Weaver Jul 06, 2018,
Jul 06, 2018, 18:27
Those watching in the United Kingdom felt the tension as England and Colombia drew 1-1 and the game went to a penalty shootout, watched by 23.6 million viewers.
The Tottenham midfielder, along with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, was the penalty hero on Tuesday, with Dier netting the decisive kick to send Gareth Southgate's side through at the expense of Colombia following a 1-1 draw in Moscow.
England looked to have won the tie in normal time thanks to Harry Kane's second-half penalty, but Yerry Mina's 93rd-minute header ensured there was another twist in the tale.
Should England get past a resilient Swedish side, they will face the victor of the quarter-final between hosts Russian Federation and Croatia in the last four.
The XL Arena will, of course, be showing the England vs Sweden this Saturday. Every team will believe they can make the final at this point.
"So Kyle had got himself really down, saying, "I might as well pack it in".
England's chances against Sweden could be made all the tougher by injuries, with Southgate joking the dressing room was "like a scene from M*A*S*H*". I tried to stay in the moment and their player missing just before me calmed me down a bit because I knew it would win it for us.
"England will now face Sweden, who beat Switzerland to reach their first World Cup quarter-final since 1994".
"If I was in Gareth's shoes, and I know I'm not, I would seriously consider changing the system", Allardyce said on talkSPORT.
The 36-year-old royal - who is the president of the Football Association - has praised the squad for their victory in the tense game after they managed to squeeze through to the next round of the competition.
"They're a team I respect", Southgate said.
When Jordan Pickford pulled off a spectacular save from Carlos Bacca it all came down to Eric Dier to seal England's first ever World Cup penalty shoot-out win.