England had all but the match sewn up courtesy of an ill-timed impromptu wrestling match between Harry Kane and Carlos Sanchez and the resulting penalty converted easily by a man who had scored 40+ goals last year.
A few seconds to go in the last match of the Round of 16 and then Yerry Mina, sailing high and towering over the English defense brought a nation to its knees and another to its feet.
The resulting rather tame extra time gave way to the penalties before Jordan Pickford, the most expensive English goalkeeper, managed to block out Carlos Bacca and David Ospina failed to keep out Eric Dier.
The match was an ill-tempered one with 8 yellow cards and it looked like the red one might come out any time.
Now England seem to have a rather straight forward run towards the cup and might turn out to be favourite to possibly catch up with Brazil in the title clash…But then who knows… this is football.