Plenty of thought went into England's penalties, with manager Gareth Southgate confirming that they'd been preparing since March for the eventuality of a shootout.
The 24-year-old goalkeeper from Sunderland crucially saved Carlos Bacca's spot kick to help England achieve their first ever penalty shootout victory in World Cup history, prevailing 4-3 over Colombia. And some of them are convinced that the coveted trophy will be lifted by captain Harry Kane on July 15.
Jordan Pickford is now an England hero.
Pickford had earlier made a stunning save from Mateus Uribe in normal time, but the game finished 1-1 when Yerry Mina cancelled out Harry Kane's 57th minute penalty with a header deep into stoppage time.
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Then comes a potential semi-final against hosts Russian Federation or Croatia with Tuesday's win appearing to vindicate - just - coach Gareth Southgate's decision to field a second-string side in the the final group game loss to Belgium to secure an easier route.
There was wild celebration in the field after the last penalty as England stars ran towards Pickford.
"I told them he is going to be something special - but not many people take notice of me to be honest!"
After four minutes of mayhem as the Colombians protested, Kane kept his cool and smashed in his third spot kick of Russian Federation 2018.
The Leicester City striker was introduced to the match in the 88th minute in an attempt to find a winning goal before the end of regular time.