England And Sweden Move On
England has ended a drought in World Cup shootouts to beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties and advance to a quarterfinal match against Sweden.
Yerry Mina's header in the third minute of stoppage time for Colombia made it 1-1 at the end of regulation, and extra time was scoreless.
Eric Dier scored the decisive kick to end a run off five successive tournament exits on penalties, including the 2006 World Cup, the last time England reached the last eight.
It is the furthest England has progressed in any tournament since the David Beckham era when a golden generation of players underperformed on the international stage, exiting the 2002 and 2006 World Cups in the last eight.
Sweden also advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1994 with a 1-0 win over Switzerland.
The Swedes took the lead in the 66th minute at St. Petersburg when Emil Forsberg's right-foot shot deflected off defender Manuel Akanji and past the Yann Sommer.