The New York Post: England exorcises PK demons, advances to World Cup quarterfinals

England’s World Cup fate was decided by penalties because of course it was. The country, which has crashed out of countless major tournaments on penalties, is through to the quarterfinals of this year’s Cup because it outlasted Colombia on Tuesday in a penalty shootout that will be talked about in England for generations.

The PKs came at the end of a game defined by lazy, jingoistic stereotypes and little quality soccer. The Colombians were a blur of emotions and histrionics, while the English were snobbish and petty. The dueling shenanigans crescendoed in the 39th minute, when England’s Kieran Trippier lined up to take a free kick.

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