Who's saying what at the World Cup

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Following Belgium's 1-0 win over England in the World Cup group phase, Pickford was criticised for failing to keep out Adnan Januzaj's victor.

"I didn't really think about the history of (England's penalty heartbreak) because we were so well prepared", Dier said.

"I only said that, because he got a touch, I would have saved it because I am 15 centimetres taller, but I never mocked his height. I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper because it's about being there in the moment and making the save and I was".

"I just work hard every day in training".

"I said a couple of things and, I admit, some of them are unacceptable", said Maradona on social media.

Punters are showing confidence in England's new-found penalty prowess and have backed them to win another shootout on the eve of their quarter-final against Sweden. You can see when he makes good saves he loves to celebrate them, and why not?

There had been pre-tournament concerns over Pickford's inexperience, but the 24-year-old has only conceded four goals in five games in addition to his shootout heroics against Colombia in the last round, to help England reach their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years.

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England face Sweden this Saturday afternoon in the World Cup quarter-finals where the victor will face either Croatia or hosts Russian Federation next week.

"I've got a feeling (England) will go through comfortably".

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.

"Did I practice a lot?"

They are demanding Federation Internationale de Football Association "sets a precedent for fair play, where good play prevails" and the game is replayed. We showed our mental strength.

Yes, on paper, this looks like a very winnable tie, but as we know, matches at this stage aren't won on paper and England fans just have to look to the Three Lions' record against Sweden for evidence of that.

"It was a tough game, we knew it would be, it was a little bit different to what we are used to but I thought we coped with it well, handled the game well and controlled it well apart from the late goal", he said.

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