David Lee in Russia: This breed of Three Lions appears different but to go far, England must not believe their own hype

England's Harry Kane celebrates with his team mates after scoring a goal against Colombia, on July 4, 2018.
England's Harry Kane celebrates with his team mates after scoring a goal against Colombia, on July 4, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS
Colombia fans in buoyant mood before their heartbreaking last-16 penalty shoot-out loss to England.
Colombia fans in buoyant mood before their heartbreaking last-16 penalty shoot-out loss to England.ST PHOTO: DAVID LEE

MOSCOW - Outside the Spartak Stadium stands a 24.5m-tall sculpture of the ancient gladiator Spartacus after whom the facility is named.

Inside the arena, England played like warriors to see off Colombia 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time, marching into the quarter-finals and possibly ultimate World Cup glory.

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