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World Cup Briefing England playing the percentages			
   by Gavin Brown 

World Cup Briefing England playing the percentages by Gavin Brown Published

England fans will be all too familiar with the Three Lions' abysmal track record in penalty shootouts, having failed to win a single one at a World Cup until Tuesday night.

Spartak Stadium was not the only ground where England fans erupted as back home, the cricketers went berserk in their dressing room after Eric Dier managed to slot the ball past goalkeeper David Ospina.

Dier went on to net the winning spot-kick in the penalty shootout which sent England through to the quarter-finals after the tie finished 1-1 after extra-time.

After an additional 30 minutes saw no further goals, the Three Lions came from behind to triumph in the shoot-out, in the process helping rid the nation of its penalty hoodoo at major tournaments and setting up a last-eight meeting with Sweden in Samara on Saturday. I think today is the ideal example of that.

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I just kind of looked back at him, but we knew their game plan and exactly what they were trying to do.

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

According to BBC Radio 5 Live's World Cup Daily podcast, Southgate has been looking beyond the sport of soccer for insights that could help him manage England's World Cup team and devise new tactics on the pitch.

Colombia seemed to be using every trick in the book to put England off their game, while England, in fairness, did get involved in some trickery themselves, though nowhere near the level of their World Cup opponents. "But, if anyone in the squad thinks they have an easy game on Saturday, they're wrong".

The report claimed England's provisional list of penalty takes included Henderson, Harry Kane, Ashley Young, Kieran Trippier, Jamie Vardy and Jesse Lingard.

England's first ever penalty shootout victory in a World Cup has made a believer out of Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa.

"Hopefully one day I'll get to play for Sheffield United in the Premier League, hopefully that's a dream that can come true", Walker said.

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