Kirkland has since publicly called out Courtois for his comments, stating: "I think what people said, especially Courtois, was out of order".
Pickford responded by saying: "I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper".
Substitute Dier was relieved to see his penalty squirm past David Ospina, after missing a great chance to seal a last-eight spot in extra time.
"I only said that maybe I would have saved it because I'm 15cm taller but I never mocked his height because I know he's a great goalkeeper".
As the goalkeeper of a relegation-threatened team, Pickford stood out with his reflex saves, while he was impressive with his distribution too.
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He was on hand to deny Marcus Berg on two occasions, first diving to his left to tip a goal-bound header round the post and then reaching up instinctively to palm a snapshot over the bar.
However, after helping Belgium to knock out World Cup favourites Brazil in the quarter-finals, Courtois stressed he did not mock Pickford. "We don't want to be going into penalty shoot-outs every game", Pickford said.
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'I would never do that to another goalkeeper (criticise his height). "I want to make that clear!"