How Cristiano Ronaldo helped England win first World Cup penalty shootout

How Cristiano Ronaldo helped England win first World Cup penalty shootout

England players celebrate winning the penlaty shoot-out of the FIFA World Cup 2018, round of 16 match at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan in Moscow.

"They have shown it so many times now".

"I think Harry Kane just sets such a great example".

According to Sky Sports, Vardy has since had an injection in the injured area, and is now seen as doubtful for England's quarter-final clash against Sweden on Saturday.

Belgium have a similar attacking outlook, but have been a lot more open. That's why I didn't go there. Kane's Tottenham Hostpur teammate, Dele Alli, has previously streamed his games on Twitch and both of them have played with Fortnite sensation Tyler "Ninja" Blevins in the past. And it's one lyric in particular that seems to confuse them.

We lost once, and the others were a draw and, going back before that, Sweden have beaten England in big games.

Two years ago life for the England team was very different. "It's very clear to me, Geiger, an American, how curious that he was the one who invented a penalty for Brazil [in a 1-1 friendly draw against Colombia in 2012], that Nigeria accused him at Federation Internationale de Football Association".

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"Congratulations to England and Southgate", he added.

"My brain says England, but my heart says Sweden".

Croatia really anxious me in the last 16 against Denmark because they just disappeared in the second half.

The performance summed up the hit and miss nature of this Croatia side, who can dazzle in one game and drive their fans to despair in the next.

"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's great for confidence because of England's history", he said.

They shared group stage draws at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, while England edged a five-goal thriller in the groups at the 2012 European Championship - before Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored that goal in a 4-2 friendly win for the Swedes five months later. While I'd argue this Croatia team isn't on Brazil's or England's level right now, the structure coach Zlatko Dalic has implemented should see them reach a semifinal.

I am still backing Brazil to win this World Cup, but the French would give them a serious test.

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