Gareth Southgate has ‘racehorse trainer’s eye’ for England injuries

Jordan Pickford of England reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium

Jordan Pickford of England reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium

The weight of that underperformance had to be dealt with at some point, while England also, against Colombia, had to recover from the blow of conceding an injury-time equalising goal which took the tie to 1-1, extra time and penalties.

Prince William has praised the England football team after they won the penalty shootout against Colombia in the World Cup tournament on Tuesday night, meaning they're now in the quarterfinals.

Should England get past a resilient Swedish side, they will face the victor of the quarter-final between hosts Russian Federation and Croatia in the last four.

"Every team has lots of diving, lots of pretending, lots of putting pressure on the referee".

Jordan Pickford made a stunning save deep into added time to deny Mateus Uribe's speculative long-range drive, but from the resulting corner Yerry Mina got above Harry Maguire to head home and draw the South Americans level at 1-1.

"For sure, going to extra-time I'm pleased we did what we did in the Belgium game even more because I think it's an accumulation of fatigue making things more hard". Once he came on, I felt we lost the initiative a little bit.

"They put a lot of faith in me and hopefully I can finish my career there, just to say thank you".

Croatia beat Denmark to reach World Cup quarter-finals
Denmark have qualified for quarterfinals only once, they beat Nigeria 4-1 ( in the round of 16 ) in the 1998 World Cup in France. Their form in Group D brought them 7 goals and just 1 conceded, as well as a 3-0 annihilation of Argentina.

Garcia, who played 20 games for Spain, feels there are similarities between England and his nation's successful 2010 outfit.

"Come on, Gareth", chortles Pearce, who famously missed a World Cup penalty for England in a 1990 semifinal against West Germany.

The 36-year-old royal - who is the president of the Football Association - has praised the squad for their victory in the tense game after they managed to squeeze through to the next round of the competition.

The report claimed England's provisional list of penalty takes included Henderson, Harry Kane, Ashley Young, Kieran Trippier, Jamie Vardy and Jesse Lingard.

"We have to really focus now on the Sweden game, like we did for Colombia".

England and Sweden have twice met at the World Cup with both encounters in 2002 and 2006 ending in stalemates.

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