World Cup 1990- Loss to West Germany in the Semifinals. 4-3 on penalties.
Euro Cup 1996- Loss to Germany in the Semifinals again. 6-5 on penalties.
World Cup 1998- Loss to Argentina in the Round of 16. 4-3 on penalties.
Euro Cup 2004- Loss to Portugal in the Quarterfinals. 6-5 on penalties.
World Cup 2006- Loss to Portugal in the Quarterfinals again. 3-1 on penalties.
Euro Cup 2012- Loss to Italy in the Quarterfinals. 4-2 on penalties.
WORLD CUP 2018- WON AGAINST COLOMBIA 4-3 ON PENALTIES.
28 years of being eliminated in penalties redeemed in a night. Need another reason for Twitter to go bonkers?
Had this dream last night that England won a penalty shootout. Seemed so real.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 4, 2018
Last night after the result, England fans took to social media to express their happiness and even Legends joined in.
— Sir Bobby Charlton (@SirBobby) July 4, 2018
Gareth Southgate, whose penalty miss sent England out of Euro '96, comforts Colombia’s Mateus Uribe after he missed his penalty last night.
The more I see of Mr Southgate, the more impressive he gets.
Very classy, very strong guy. pic.twitter.com/qM1bSUw1So
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 4, 2018
If England can win a penalty shootout then you can do anything.
— innocent drinks (@innocent) July 4, 2018
– Fans stop buses in streets 🎉
– Pundits go crazy 🎉
– Newsrooms erupt 🎉
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) July 4, 2018
I wonder if this England team were able to keep their shit together despite provocation and penalties because, unlike a lot of those who've gone before them, they're not full of alpha male shouting, exhibitionism and self-importance.
— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) July 4, 2018
As England win penalty shootout, hospitals across country are overwhelmed by cases of people pinching themselves.
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) July 4, 2018
Seems fairly obvious having "banished their hoodoo" England will now lose on penalties to Sweden
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) July 4, 2018
— Specsavers (@Specsavers) July 4, 2018
Of course it went to penalties. And of course everyone expected England to lose. Because England always loses when it goes to penalties. But this a new England. https://t.co/wq3RU8jorI pic.twitter.com/Si2EJgVCPM
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 4, 2018
…..AND EVEN THIS!
— DNA (@dna) July 4, 2018
Am i dreaming or did England win on penalties last night ? ? ?
Were people singing our song in the streets all over the country ?????
Yes we did and yes they were !!!! 🏆🏆🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/p12h7yIgaV
— Ian Broudie (@IanZBroudie) July 4, 2018
— LADbible (@ladbible) July 4, 2018
Just woken up. Had the weirdest dream. Totally unbelievable. England won a penalty shoot out. 🏴
— Nick Robinson (@bbcnickrobinson) July 4, 2018
Being married to an Englishman when England beats Colombia on penalties is no fun, let me tell you. #WorldCup18
— Lulu Garcia-Navarro (@lourdesgnavarro) July 3, 2018
British fan climbs a lamppost at London Bridge amid a festive celebration in the street after England won its first ever World Cup penalty shootout to advance to the quarterfinals. https://t.co/JnhYvv27H9 pic.twitter.com/iiT4mL1bfl
— ABC News (@ABC) July 4, 2018
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) July 3, 2018
BUT on the other side, there were reports of…
Colombia players Carlos Bacca and Mateus Uribe are both receiving huge amounts of death threats following their missed penalties against England last night in the #WorldCup. [Mediaset]
Andrés Escobar (Colombian) was infamously murdered in 1994 after scoring an own goal. pic.twitter.com/5N5FNUNThE
— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) July 4, 2018
— LADbible (@ladbible) July 4, 2018
Colombia is very infamous for player killings when Andre Escobar was killed due to an own goal he scored in the World Cup 1994.