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England reach World Cup quarter-finals with penalty shoot-out win over ColombiaThe Three Lions reached the quarter-finals in Russian Federation after prevailing 4-3 on spot kicks against Colombia after a 1-1 draw.

Pickford has faced criticism during the tournament in the wake of a perceived error for Adnan Januzaj's goal for Belgium in the group stage, but Dier believes he silenced his doubters.

Girlfriend Megan is out in Russian Federation to support Pickford, and last night posted two pictures of herself on Instagram, one before and one after the penalty shootout. We've got super support, and I'm surrounded by good people in every department. "I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper because it's about being there in the moment and making the save, and I was", said 6ft 1in Pickford.

"I'm just delighted that we got through and hopefully we can keep building and keep going on". "I don't think they'll give us too much trouble".

"He was outstanding all season and won all of the player of the year awards, and he has taken that into the World Cup", he told Press Association Sport.

Henderson stepped up to take his country's third penalty in the subsequent shootout but was thwarted by Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina, diving to his left to save.

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The 38-year-old, seeded ninth, was a set and a break down but battled back to square the match, only to lose 8-6 in the decider. Seven-times champion Williams rallied from 5-3 down in the second set to put away France's Kristina Mladenovic 7-5 7-6 (7-2).

Adjudged Man of the Match for his wonderful saves against Sweden, who England beat 2-0 in the quarter finals on Saturday, the England goalie is intent on raising the bar.

While the man himself was admirably reserved in his own reflections, manager Gareth Southgate had no reason to dial down his praise.

After the match, Colombia captain Radamel Falcao hit out at the officiating, telling reporters: "I found it peculiar that they put an American referee in this instance... to tell you the truth, the process leaves a lot of doubts".

He added: "I think it's an advantage for us that their game went all the way to a penalty shoot-out".

"We have got to check a couple".

It's about performing and getting better, and the more games you play the better you become. "We know how to win".

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