England has met a stronger opponent in Colombia since the beginning of the world cup. The only opponent real opponent they had played was Belgium who won the game through a 51st minute goal through Adrian Janudzi.
The game between the two teams had ended goalless in the first half before England was awarded a controversial penalty which Harry Kane converted to put the English squad ahead. Despite the high numbers of yellow cards, the Colombians refused to be low on morale. They kept on fighting on till they equalized through a header
The Colombians continued fighting to get a goal all through the extra time but to no avail. The match had ended in a one all draw after extra time. A save from Columbia goal keeper Ospina had given the Colombians hope but a miss from Uribe and the save by England’s goal stopper Pickford had put an end to their title dream. Uribe’s penalty had hit the bar while Bacca’s penalty was saved by Jordan.
The English team will lock horns with Sweden who had beaten Switzerland with a lone goal on the 7th of July, 2018 in the Samara Arena, Samara. England will face another litmus test against a strong side that is ready to frustrate and torment England to give up their title race.
Will England advance to the semi-final?