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England Beats Colombia In Heartwrenching Fashion At World Cup

View of the Russian national team training session.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 13: A general view inside the stadium during a Russia training session ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match against Saudia Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

England, arguably the most-tortured soccer country in the world, at least when it comes to recent World Cup history, came extremely close to experiencing heartbreak again.

This afternoon's England-Colombia World Cup game was a thrilling one, but it's ended in awesome fashion for the Brits.

England has defeated Colombia in penalty kicks. There probably isn't a more-thrilling way to win a World Cup knockout round game.

England was leading the contest, 1-0, before Colombia tied it late. The game went into extra time and no one scored.

So, we went to penalty kicks, and England fell behind early, but made a couple of stops late and scored a clinching goal to win it.

England moves on to the Round of 8, where it will face Sweden. That game is set for Saturday.

Congrats to England. That was one hell of a victory.