This is how Hitchin's Victoria pub celebrated England-Colombia penalty shootout win

Sergio Cunningham
July 6, 2018

Jordan Henderson says he will remain "forever in debt" to England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for his heroics in the last 16 penalty shootout win over Colombia.

"We're so grateful for the fans, those who have made the trip over here - we know how hard it is for the fans to get over here to support us - and everyone at home who is supporting us too".

"Every other team in our half of the draw will be thinking exactly the same as us".

They will now face Victor Lindelof's Sweden in Samara on Saturday afternoon for a place in the semi-final against either Russian Federation or Croatia.

But Gareth Southgate told a press conference England's focus has quickly shifted to their last-eight showdown with Sweden in Samara. "We went to the Euros (in France) two years ago but saw the violence between Russian fans and England fans, so that put us off going to the World Cup".

"That game's gone now, I don't really want to comment". "You know you are standing there and if we don't get through from a game we played so well in, you know you will continue the history and mindset for teams to come", Southgate said.

"So you've got to have a racehorse trainer's eye at times to sort that out".

"I don't think they need to play with three at the back against Sweden".

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Fabian Delph has flown back out to rejoin the rest of the England squad at the World Cup following the birth of his third child.

A victory would earn England a semi-final meeting with Russian Federation or Croatia.

"Teams have done it to us over the years, for many years". Getting over that line was huge for us.

England had lost five successive shootouts before luck finally smiled on them at the compact Spartak Stadium.

"I was surprised to see central defenders like Harry Maguire, normally he is a very honest guy, diving in the attacking box asking the referee for VAR". Hopefully it will give belief to the generations of players that follow.

"You're always trying to bring new ideas to your team and new ways of thinking, and anything that can possibly add to what you're delivering", he said.

Pickford has faced criticism during the tournament in the wake of a perceived error for Adnan Januzaj's goal for Belgium in the group stage, but Dier believes he silenced his doubters.

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