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Allardyce wishes he was in charge of the Three Lions in Russian Federation but he's been forced to watch Southgate lead the England squad to the quarter-finals from the comfort of his home.

"Justice as Lions win do-or-Dier shootout" following the 4-3 win on spot-kicks in Moscow.

England's dramatic World Cup victory against Colombia last night proved momentous in more ways than one: the successful penalty shootout was dramatic enough to prompt Prince William to temporarily join the world of social media, tweeting his congratulations to the national team via Kensington Palace's official account.

England looked to have won the tie in normal time thanks to Harry Kane's second-half penalty, but Yerry Mina's 93rd-minute header ensured there was another twist in the tale.

Gareth Southgate's side, who went through on penalties, were criticised outside of England for what many perceived to be Three Lions players going down too easily and over-embellishing in the face of aggressive opposition.

England will play Sweden at 2am Sunday in their quarter-final match. I think today is the flawless example of that.

'I told him but I said, "I've got to tell you, Noel, he's over-age, he's a year older than the rest of them". We're a really close group, I think you can see that.

"You obviously fear the worst when you miss a penalty but Pickers did brilliantly with the save and they've hit the bar, so I'm just relieved we got over the line", said Henderson.

Sweden's strong collective is aiming to make life hard for their more illustrious English counterparts when the two sides meet in their World Cup quarter-final clash on Saturday.

"If I was in Gareth's shoes, and I know I'm not, I would seriously consider changing the system", Allardyce said on talkSPORT.

"So Kyle had got himself really down, saying, "I might as well pack it in".

TV images showed Maradona wildly celebrating Colombia's late equalizer that took Tuesday's Round of 16 match to 1-1 and extra time.

The game peaked with 24.4m linear viewers as goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a courageous save after it looked like England would fall to the inevitable with Jordan Henderson missing his spot kick.

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