Sweden beating Switzerland 1-0 with a fluke goal was just the set up for the drama between England and Colombia. 1-1 after 120 minutes leading to penalty kicks, which is something England feat the most. Despite falling behind in the count, Colombia mess up, Jordan Pickford makes an amazing save, and Eric Dier gets it done.
Quarter Finals Schedule:
July 6, Nizhny Novgorod: Uruguay vs France
July 6, Kazan: Brazil vs Belgium
July 7, Samara: Sweden vs England
July 7, Sochi: Russia vs Croatia
Sweden 1 Switzerland 0 (Match Highlights)
Sweden are playing the same way in every match, regardless of opponent. Their disciplined defense made it incredibly difficult for Switzerland to create chances and space, which especially hurt Xherdan Shaqiri, unable to conjure anything from the right wing. The Swedes? They didn’t do anything worth noting too, except for Emil Forsberg, their one creative player, finding space in the hole and being lucky enough for his shot to bounce off a Swiss boot and into the net, sending Sweden into the quarterfinals for the first time since the 1994 World Cup.
Colombia 1 England 1. England win 4-3 on penalties (Match Highlights)
England led through a Harry Kane penalty. A controversial one. But then they conceded through the head of Yerry Mina, scoring his third goal of the World Cup. Extra time. Penalty kicks. England’s big weakness. After Jordan Henderson missed the third kick, history seemed to be repeating itself. But Colombia messed up. First it was Uribe hitting the woodwork, and then Jordan Pickford made an incredible save, setting up Eric Dier’s match winning penalty. Next up? Sweden.
Pickford’s Penalty Save
6 goals: Harry Kane (England)
4 goals: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
3 goals: Denis Cheryshev, Artem Dzyuba (Russia), Diego Costa (Spain), Kylian Mbappe (France), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Yerry Mina (Colombia)
2 goals: Mile Jedinak (Australia), Luka Modric (Croatia), Philippe Coutinho, Neymar (Brazil), Ahmed Musa (Nigeria), Eden Hazard (Belgium), John Stones (England), Luis Suárez (Uruguay), Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Son Heung-Min (South Korea), Andreas Granqvist (Sweden), Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia), Antoine Griezmann (France), Sergio Agüero (Argentina), Takashi Inui (Japan)
1 goal: Yuri Gazinsky, Aleksandr Golovin (Russia), Jose Maria Gimenez (Uruguay), Nacho, Isco, Iago Aspas (Spain), Paul Pogba, Benjamin Pavard (France), Lionel Messi, Marcos Rojo, Angel di Maria, Gabriel Mercado (Argentina), Alfred Finnbogason (Iceland), Christian Eriksen,Yussuf Poulsen, Mathias Jorgensen (Denmark), Aleksandar Kolarov, Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia), Hirving Lozano, Carlos Vela, Chicharito (México), Paulinho, Thiago Silva, Roberto Firmino (Brazil), Steven Zuber, Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri, Blerim Dzemaili, Josip Drmic (Switzerland), Ola Toivonen, Ludwig Augustinsson, Emil Forsberg (Sweden), Dries Mertens, Michy Batshuayi, Adnan Januzaj, Jan Vertonghen, Marouane Fellaini, Nacer Chadli (Belgium), Ferjani Sassi, Dylan Bronn, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef(Tunisia), Shinji Kagawa, Yuya Osaka, Keisuke Honda, Genki Haraguchi (Japan), Juan Quintero, Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado (Colombia), M’Baye Niang, Sadio Mane, Moussa Wague (Senegal), Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jan Bednarek (Poland), Ante Rebic, Ivan Rakitic, Mario Mandzukic (Croatia), Kim Young-Gwon (South Korea), Marco Reus (Germany), Jesse Lingard (England), Felipe Baloy (Panama), Salman Al Faraj, Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia), Ricardo Quaresma, Pepe (Portugal), Khalid Boutaib, Youssef En-Nesyri (Morocco), Karim Ansarifard (Irán), Andre Carrillo, Paolo Guerrero (Peru), Victor Moses (Nigeria), Kendall Watson (Costa Rica)