After the scores were locked at 1-1, England won their first penalty shootout at a major tournament in 22 years to set up a quarterfinal clash against Sweden.
This is after displaying the best of their battling qualities in a 1-0 win over Switzerland in Tuesday’s Round of 16 tie.
The word “England” was painted in red on to the chest of a statue of Fyodor Cherenkov, a former Soviet national team player and Spartak Moscow midfielder who died in 2014.
Six of England's eight previous goals at this tournament had come from dead-ball situations but a series of early set pieces were well defended by Colombia
Worries about violence and other security problems had meant many England fans chose to stay home at the start of the tournament, with just 2,500 visiting Volgograd for England’s first game, against Tunisia.
It was a warning that understandably went unheeded by thousands of South Americans on the streets of Kazan in the early hours of Monday, as they celebrated an emphatic 3-0 victory that breathed new life into their campaign.
She is the first member of Japan’s royal family to visit Russia since 1916, the Kyodo news agency reported.