Why Jamie Vardy had sugar injected into his groin

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Jordan Pickford had a special water bottle covered with details of every Colombian player's penalty habits to help him play a decisive role in England's historic World Cup shoot-out victory, it has been revealed.

The game peaked with 24.4m linear viewers as goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a fearless save after it looked like England would fall to the inevitable with Jordan Henderson missing his spot kick.

England will wait 24 hours before assessing the fitness of Jamie Vardy, Kyle Walker and Ashley Young following Tuesday's penalty shootout win over Colombia. The celebrations, however, did not end in the field as Southgate and his boys took to social media to express their delight.

A World Cup final between France and England is still a possibility and no doubt Cantona would hope jump off that Three Lions bandwagon to support Les Bleus. I'm already thinking about the next game, we'd have liked a week to enjoy it but we haven't got that, because Sweden are a team I respect hugely.

England had lost five successive shootouts before luck finally smiled on them at the compact Spartak Stadium.

For all the drama around England, the victor of the tournament is more likely to come from the top half of the draw, where the teams can boast a combined eight tournament wins.

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It was just the second time in eight occasions England have won a shootout at a major tournament, and the first time ever in the World Cup.

He said: "We wanted to recognise their achievement and show the best side of England". Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville, who also formed part of the England coaching team at Euro 2016, described Pickford's attempt to stop Januzaj's strike as "a bit strange".

It has now emerged that copying Ronaldo's penalty mastery where he takes his time before striking the ball was adopted by Gareth Southgate's men.

"I've been criticised for going with my top hand, but as long as you save it, that's all that counts", said Pickford after silencing his critics. 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.

"I thought we controlled the game in the 90 minutes".

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