Colombia fans mourn World Cup shootout loss to England

Colombia fans mourn World Cup shootout loss to England

Colombia fans mourn World Cup shootout loss to England

Football legend Diego Maradona has slammed FIFA officials, saying England's penalty shootout win over Colombia was a "monumental theft" for the South American side who were knocked out of the Football World Cup yesterday morning.

Lingard is one of three players to have scored for England during the tournament, scoring the third of six goals against Panama in the group stages.

England manager Gareth Southgate has been highly praised for consoling Colombia's Mateus Uribe moments after his crucial missed penalty in England's shootout success at the Fifa World Cup.

The former World Cup victor said Tuesday night's referee would "know a lot about baseball" but had "no idea about football", scolding him for not turning to the VAR (video assistant referee) system when Colombian players called for the penalty decision to be investigated further.

Appearing visibly disturbed by some of what went on, we may be waiting for the first run of autobiographies from some of this young team to get a clearer idea of what was going on beyond the immediate grasp of the viewers.

They are now through to a quarter final against Sweden on Saturday but they had to do it the hard way after conceding a late goal after leading 1-0 for most of the second half.

"I thought we dealt with the situation really well".

"I'm already thinking about the next game".

The 70-year-old Swede, who led the Three Lions to the last eight of the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, believes his home nation possess similar attributes to England's Euro 2016 conquerors Iceland.

"I want to send an important message to those people who think things can be resolved with violence, and with weapons, that they can take someone's life just because they make a mistake, in this case the life of a football player".

Referee Mark Geiger had no control of the game, with Marcos Barrios only booked for a headbutt on Jordan Henderson and a Colombian coach shoulder-barging Raheem Sterling as he walked off the pitch at half-time.

"The referee disturbed us a lot, in the 50-50 plays, he always made the calls in favour of England".

"Respect, fair play and joy for the game is all that matters tonight".

"But I truly hope that, if Colombia failed to meet these expectations, then the tragedy that happened to my brother doesn't repeat itself".

"It'll be the most hard game they'll have played so far, they can bet on that".

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