FIFA World Cup 2018: England break penalty jinx to reach quarter-finals

England finally ended their penalties curse when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans equalised in the 93rd minute. England had previously lost all three World Cup shootouts and three of four in the European Championship but prevailed on Tuesday when Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca failed to convert, leaving Eric Dier to win the game for England. It was the first time Colombia had been involved in a World Cup shootout and they took first blood when Jordan Henderson missed his spot kick - but for once fortune smiled on England.

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England beat Colombia on penalties to reach FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-finals on Tuesday. (REUTERS)

England beat Colombia on penalties to reach FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-finals on Tuesday. (REUTERS)

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England had previously lost all three World Cup shootouts and three of four in the European Championships. (REUTERS)

England had previously lost all three World Cup shootouts and three of four in the European Championships. (REUTERS)

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England players celebrate winning the penalty shoot-out. (REUTERS)

England players celebrate winning the penalty shoot-out. (REUTERS)

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Colombia's Mateus Uribe misses a penalty during the shoot-out against England. (REUTERS)

Colombia's Mateus Uribe misses a penalty during the shoot-out against England. (REUTERS)

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Harry Kane scored the first goal of the match from the penalty spot. (REUTERS)

Harry Kane scored the first goal of the match from the penalty spot. (REUTERS)

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Harry Kane fired England ahead with his tournament-leading sixth goal. (AFP)

Harry Kane fired England ahead with his tournament-leading sixth goal. (AFP)

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Yerry Mina equalised for Colombia in the final minute of regulation time. (AFP)

Yerry Mina equalised for Colombia in the final minute of regulation time. (AFP)

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England's Eric Dier scores a penalty during the shootout. (REUTERS)

England's Eric Dier scores a penalty during the shootout. (REUTERS)

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Colombian players console each others at the end of the round of 16 match against England. (AP)

Colombian players console each others at the end of the round of 16 match against England. (AP)

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England's Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier celebrate after winning the penalty shoot-out. (REUTERS)

England's Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier celebrate after winning the penalty shoot-out. (REUTERS)

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