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World Cup 2018: England Passed to the Round 8 after Conquering Colombia

World Cup 2018: England Passed to the Round 8 after Conquering Colombia England depak Colombia via penalty shootout (GRAPHIC: TIMES Indonesia)
Rabu, 04 Juli 2018 - 07:27

TIMESINDONESIA, RUSSIA – England is through to the round eight. The three Lions team successfully broke the curse at the World Cup after defeating Colombia on penalties in the round 16 of the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday (4/7/2018).

As a favorite team, The Three Lions attacked Colombia team since its inception. But some chances was failed to finished well, ranging from Harry Kane to Jesse Lingard.

In the second half, England again gave pressure. Therefore, so the Match was more interesting, and in the 53rd minute after Carlos Sanchez dropped Kane in the forbidden box. Consequently, England was rewarded pinalty kick.

Despite the Colombian camp protested, the referee, Mark Geiger remained at his decision. in this case, Kane himself advanced into an executioner, and he executed it well.

The goal sparked a spirit of Colombia team to aggressively pressured the opponent. But only in the final minutes they imposed to get additional time after Colombia made a goal through Yerry Mina header.

In the extra round, both teams were equally had opportunities. Unfortunately, there wasn't any goal in this session. So the match must also be gone ahead with the drama penalty shootout.

Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado and Luis Muriel successfully became executioners for his team. While in the England camp, Kane and Marcus Rashford can also outwit Ospina.

After Jordan Henderson shot can be pushed by Colombian's goolkeper, Ospina, the execution from Mathias Uribe just hit the crossbar. Kieran Trippier guarded England's chances before Carlos Bacca's shot was stopped by Jordan Pickford.

England's last kicker, Eric Dier can overcome the pressure and conquer Ospina to bring Gareth Southgate's troops into the quarter final against Sweden. (*)

Jurnalis : Ronny Wicaksono
Editor : Atho'illah
Publisher : Rochmat Shobirin