Eric Dier is hero as England end penalty curse, beat Colombia

England entered World Cup quarter-finals by beating Colombia 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out after the winning goal eluded both

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Substitutes steer Belgium to historic win after Japan scare

Japan deserved a quarter-final berth in the World Cup as they outplayed Belgium but the resilient Red Devils battled back

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Subasic and Rakitic take Croatia into quarter-finals after shootout drama

After the shock exit of Germany, Argentina, Portugal and Spain from the World Cup in the first two days after

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Akinfeev emerges hero as Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties

Russia’s Igor Akinfeev (pictured) played a captain’s game and emerged as a national hero as he pulled off two saves

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Cavani-inspired Uruguay confident after sending Portugal packing

Hours after teenager Kylian Mbappe’s two goals for France sent Lionel Messi and Argentina home, classy Edinson Cavani’s double for

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Germany crash out of World Cup after shock loss to South Korea

Germany had a humiliating first round exit from World Cup in 80 years on Wednesday when two late goals by

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