Jose Mourinho believes England could reach the World Cup final

Jordan Pickford of England makes a save during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium

Jordan Pickford of England makes a save during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium

This is England's first ever win in a World Cup shootout.

Gareth Southgate's side went through to the World Cup quarter-finals after a tense victory over the South Americans on penalties.

However, thanks largely to Jordan's Pickford heroics, both in normal time and in the penalty shootout, England have banished the demons that have haunted them for well over two decades. The celebrations, however, did not end in the field as Southgate and his boys took to social media to express their delight.

You might think that we're over exaggerating this point, England is now through to the quarter-final stage of the biggest tournament in football for the first time in 12 years, and it's happened with a squad that many pundits had doubts about. "I've got that power and agility to get around the goal".

Jos Buttler posted a clip on Instagram, which shows players jumping around in a huddle after the final kick, with a few of donning the national team's jerseys.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported Diego Maradona claimed the referee helped England to beat Colombia in the round of 16.

England had researched Colombia's penalty takers beforehand and Pickford said: "We had a fair feeling, and Falcao was the only one who didn't go his usual way".

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"Everyone gets anxious when a game goes to penalties, and with the record England have in competitions, it's huge in England that they've managed to win the shootout here.it's great for confidence because of England's history", he said.

Despite the confidence boost, Butland said he was hopeful England would not have to navigate any further penalty shoot-outs during the rest of their time in Russian Federation.

Teams have gone down easily - and you saw Colombia.

"I just felt we had the resilience and belief to get over the line, whatever it was going to take".

"England have got some fantastic players here and some players are going to want to go in a bit hard and try to rough them up a bit", Trippier observed before reiterating his original point.

Neymar's Brazil are the favourites to win a record-extending sixth World Cup at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on July 15 but France, Belgium and Uruguay are all in their side of the draw.

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