"Iā€™m really proud of the way my team played," Southgate said.

"I thought we controlled the game in the 90 minutes, I thought we played with great discipline. We were very composed in the use of the ball. And in the big game I thought it was impressive from the young group of players."

He added that after Colombia defender Yerri Mina scored in the stoppage time, England may had been "out of the control for 10 minutes" but then "showed incredible resilience" and came back "trying to push for the win but not to leave themselves exposed."

England will now face Sweden in the quarter-finals in Samara on Sunday morning, with the winner continuing to the semi-finals, with the game being played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on July 12 (AEST).