England fans pour onto the streets of Bristol after win
Jul 04 2018 by Dustin Murphy
But it was England who emerged victorious in the shootout - for the first time ever in a World Cup.
Things looked set to go pear-shaped when Jordan Henderson's penalty was saved, only for Mateus Uribe's spot-kick to rattle the bar and goalkeeper Pickford to deny Carlos Bacca.
For more than 40 minutes after Tuesday's match, the English sang, bounced and danced with joy, stopping only briefly to acknowledge England manager Gareth Southgate when he came out to thank them.
Winger Jesse Lingard posted this picture of himself on the phone, along with the extremely confident caption: "No mum, I'm not coming home".
"I've been critcised for going with my top hand, but as long as you save it, that's all that counts. I don't want to go home yet".
England striker Harry Kane has been named the Budweiser Man of Tuesday's round of 16 clash between England and Colombia at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
Leicester forward Vardy ended the game with a groin problem which contributed to him not taking one of England's first five penalties.
Colombia players react to heartbreaking loss to England on penalties.
"Fantastic", said Southgate. "We deserved it as well". The most recent World Cup encounter between the two was a 2006 2-2 draw in Cologne where England were ahead twice and thought they were celebrating a late Steven Gerrard victor, only for concentration to slip and Henrik Larsson to pop up with a 90th minute equalizer.
"Bring them on. majority have respect for us and we feel secure regardless of who we meet", striker Marcus Berg told reporters as he looked ahead to the last-eight encounter in Samara on Saturday.
"Huge credit to all of the players and every member of staff because so much effort has gone into winning the way we did tonight". This group of players went into the tournament with less expectation on them compared to a lot of England teams over the years.
"We have an unbelievable opportunity to do something very special". But much has been made of the new-look side in Russian Federation, full of fresh faces as the national team ushers in a generational change.