England edged out Colombia 4-3 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 following extra time. The Three Lions will now face Sweden in the quarter-finals in Samara on Sunday (AEST).

"I couldn’t be prouder of England - a victory in a penalty shootout! You have well and truly earned your place in the final eight of the World Cup and you should know the whole country is right behind you for Saturday! Come on England!" Prince William said, through the Kensington Palace twitter account.

The Prince is the current president of the English Football Association.

The mayor on London, Sadiq Khan, praised the team as well, and especially goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who saved a penalty during the shootout.

"Passion, perseverance... and Pickford! Congratulations to England on a terrific World Cup win over Colombia. Bring on Sweden!" he posted on Facebook.