MOSCOW, July 4 (Sputnik) - Colombia head coach Jose Pekerman said on Tuesday that his squad "did well" at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, although they lost their Round of 16 match 4-3 on penalties to England at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium on Tuesday.
The match finished 1-1 after the extra time, followed by a penalty shootout, where England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made two saves from the spot before his teammate Eric Dier clinched victory.
"England has a great team, but Colombia showed that we have big advantages. We did well at this tournament," Pekerman told journalists.
He added that his side found themselves in a "very difficult situation" because of how "tough and harsh" the play was, but "everyone knew the match was going to be this way."
England will now face Sweden in the quarter-finals in Samara on Saturday, the winner will continue on to the semi-finals, with the game being played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on July 11.