Punters backing England to enjoy more penalty success

Punters backing England to enjoy more penalty success

He may be small in stature, but Jordan Pickford is making a big name for himself at the World Cup as the Everton goalkeeper produced three stunning saves against Sweden to help England reach the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years.

Gareth Southgate's side looked to have won the tie in normal time after Harry Kane converted a 57th-minute penalty having been hauled down in the box.

The knockout match against Columbia ended with a dramatic penalty shoot-out that ultimately saw England through to the Quarter Finals.

Then Eric Dier confidently smashed his penalty home to secure a place in the quarter-finals.

England face Sweden this Saturday afternoon in the World Cup quarter-finals where the victor will face either Croatia or hosts Russian Federation next week.

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Henderson added: "I just thanked [Pickford]".

It's taken him far longer than he would have liked, but Jordan Henderson is finally convincing people that he's worthy of England's starting lineup.

"He deserves it, he got a bit of criticism last week, undeservedly so, and I am so happy for him".

Twelve years later the near-39-old David Seaman stood motionless as Ronaldinho's speculative long-range shot floated over him nearly in slow motion as Brazil knocked England out in the quarter-finals.

"I did a bit of research and we knew Bacca was maybe a bit of a weak link on the penalties from watching his previous ones", he said "I trusted my instinct and went that way.strong hands, I'm happy".

"I said a couple of things and, I admit, some of them are unacceptable", said Maradona on social media.

"They are still a young group of players.so it was really significant, because we can't just be a team that goes out and plays", Southgate said, referring to the rough-house nature of the tie which Mark Geiger, the American referee, struggled to control.

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

"We know the size of the task and we know the difficulty of this task".

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