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England defeats Colombia to advance to World Cup quarterfinals

England on Tuesday eliminated Colombia in the final match of the World Cup's knockout round, emerging victorious after taking it to penalty kicks.

The win will send England to the quarterfinals to face Sweden, after the Nordic nation defeated Switzerland on Tuesday morning. The fate of the game was nearly determined when English star Harry Kane scored a penalty shot in the 57th minute, but Colombia made a shocking comeback just moments before the final whistle with a header from Yerry Mina.

After a dramatic overtime period and plenty of yellow cards all around, the Three Lions clinched the win, scoring four of five penalties against Colombia's three.

Also advancing to the quarterfinals: Uruguay and France, Brazil and Belgium, facing off on Friday; and Russia and Croatia, set to meet on Saturday. The dramatic tournament, marked by several embarrassing upsets and a surprising number of tied knockout matches is set to continue on Friday at 10 a.m. EST.