England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford becoming national hero

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I would never mock the height of a goalkeeper - I think that he's a great goalkeeper, he proved that past year.

Girlfriend Megan is out in Russian Federation to support Pickford, and last night posted two pictures of herself on Instagram, one before and one after the penalty shootout.

"I went to punch the floor but ended up punching my knee and hurt my thumb".

Pickford wasn't tested often against Sweden, however, when he was, the young shot-stopper was prepared for a handful of brilliant saves to keep his first clean sheet of this World Cup.

"England have just played a long, tough game with extra time and I also think they have a little bit of hubris".

Adjudged Man of the Match for his wonderful saves against Sweden, who England beat 2-0 in the quarter finals on Saturday, the England goalie is intent on raising the bar.

"It was a daft injury by myself", Pickford said.

"I think all goalkeepers have their own strengths and weaknesses that you can learn and get better on", said Pickford to the media at the mixed zone following the last eight clash against Sweden in Samara.

They will now be hoping he can help England get even further in this World Cup now. But I'm a man, not a mouse.

"Jordan Pickford proved in the last game how big he is for this team and we will all be celebrating together", he said.

After England fans were put through a gruelling penalty shoot-out which the Three Lions eventually won, what better way to wind down than to watch them all over again.

"It's all about the set position and I got a hand to it".

"We know there is a big game ahead with the semifinal but we are feeling good and we're confident".

"The referee disturbed us a lot, in the 50-50 plays, he always made the calls in favour of England", said Falcao.

It is reported that hours before the showdown with England in Moscow, Escobar's brother, Sachi feared another player could be killed if Colombia failed to get through to the quarter-finals, warning the country "had not learned the lessons" from the tragedy.

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