The World Cup is getting exciting and keener as it wore on, England’s penalty shoot-out misery came to end on Tuesday night as they beat Columbia 4-3 on penalties in the round of 16 game at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow to progress to the last eight of the competition following a 1-1 draw after extra-time.
Harry Kane, with 6 goals in the tournament, puts the Three Lions ahead on 57 minutes before Barcelona defender, Yery Mina restored parity for La Tricolor with a powerful header from Juan Cuadrado’s corner in stoppage time.
In the earlier game, Sweden put 1-0 past Switzerland in the round of 16 at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in St Petersburg. Thanks to Emil Forsberg’s deflected strike that earn the Blagult a spot in the quarter-finals for the first since USA 1994 World Cup.
The two will match up in a thrilling contest in Samara on Saturday afternoon.
Here are the quarter-finals fixtures:
Uruguay vs France – 2:00PM
Brazil vs Belgium – 6:00PM
Sweden vs England – 2:00PM
Russia vs Croatia – 6:00PM