England have finally broken their penalty shoot-out curse.
The Three Lions have won only one of seven penalty shoot-outs in their history, against Spain at Euro 1996, and were yet to win one in the World Cup.
So, when the 120 minutes finished with the two teams locked at 1-1, it was natural for England fans to expect the worst.
And when Jordan Henderson missed his penalty, it looked as if England were staring at another heartbreaking exit from a major tournament.
But Colombia could not capitalise, and Eric Dier would be the hero for England as he struck his penalty past David Ospina.
England were able to avoid the same fate as Spain, who crashed out of the competition on spot-kicks on Sunday.
Fernando Hierro’s side were considered to be one of the favourites from the competition, but saw their chances of a second World Cup triumph after being defeated by Russia.
And after the shoot-out on Tuesday night, England forward Jamie Vardy could not resist trolling the Spaniards for the manner of their defeat.
In the below clip, Vardy can be seen talking to people in the crowd.
He is asked: ‘how are you feeling?’, before replying with a grin on his face: ‘feeling better than Spain did’.
Good stuff from Vardy.
The Leicester City forward is one of the most popular footballers in England, and it’s with comments like this which only help his standing with supporters.
There are worries about Vardy’s fitness after the game, however.
The 31-year-old came on late against Colombia, and was expected to take England’s decisive penalty.
But Dier stepped up instead, and it has since been revealed that Vardy did take a penalty due to a problem with his groin.
The injury has evidently been causing him some trouble, as he was seen clutching his groin after Dier struck the winning penalty.
According to Sky Sports, Vardy has since had an injection in the injured area, and is now seen as doubtful for England’s quarter-final clash against Sweden on Saturday.