Yerry Mina insists Colombia gave everything in defeat by England

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The 1986 World Cup victor said England's win was a "monumental robbery" after Gareth Southgate's men edged through a bad-tempered encounter on penalties on Tuesday.

"Ffia is extremely sorry to read such declarations from a player who has written the history of our game", it said in a statement.

"The referee disturbed us a lot, in the 50-50 plays, he always made the calls in favour of England", said Falcao.

"It's rather sad they use such a festive and friendly environment as the World Cup to target a country and continue to stigmatise it with a completely unrelated issue", Colombia's ambassador Nestor Osorio responded, according to United Kingdom media.

"Furthermore, it also considers the additional comments and insinuations made as being entirely inappropriate and completely unfounded".

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Maradona was attending the match as a "Fifa legend" despite his role as an ambassador earlier coming under scrutiny at the World Cup in Russian Federation because of his antics during Argentina's games at the tournament.

Maradona accused Colombia of being "victims of monumental theft" at the hands of Geiger, and criticised Pierluigi Collina, head of FIFA's referee committee, for allowing Geiger to officiate the match. A man like that (Geiger) should not be put in charge of a game of that magnitude. He must apologise to the Colombian people.

Maradona was at the match as a guest of Federation Internationale de Football Association and was pictured before the game wearing a Colombia shirt. The 57-year-old continued: "I told (FIFA president) Gianni Infantino that if I worked for Federation Internationale de Football Association I would change everything". It has to be transparent.

Even Prince William got caught up in the emotion, tweeting: "I couldn't be prouder of @England - a victory in a penalty shootout!"

The momentum had certainly shifted towards the 'Yellow Wall' and it was them who played for most of those extra-time, England only somehow surviving till the whistle set-off and referee pointed to the spot.

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Maradona says Kane dived here.

David Ospina dived superbly to his left to repel Jordan Henderson's third penalty for England, but Manuel Uribe hit the crossbar before Jordan Pickford saved from Carlos Bacca.

"The penalty was not a foul". It was Kane's fault.

"The referee is looking somewhere else and when he turns his head, Kane is on the floor". Why did he not ask for the VAR?

Four years ago in Brazil, Colombia romped to the quarter-finals for the first time on the back of four straight wins, salsa-dancing to celebrate their dozen goals and launching midfielder James Rodriguez on the road to global stardom.

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With Spain already ejected, England face Sweden in Samara on Saturday, with Russian Federation and Croatia potential semi-final opponents.

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