England vs. Colombia

July 3 | England secures quarter-finals berth after nail-biting penalty shootout

Sweden and England are the final two teams to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. 

The Swedish side notched a goal in the 66th minute through a deflection from a Switzerland defender to earn their 1-0 victory. This marks the first time since 1994 that Sweden progressed to the quarter-finals.

England, on the other hand, provided a suspenseful thriller to the end. Following a 1-1 result in extra time, the English side defeated Colombia 4-3 on penalties. 

After Tuesday's team training, several Fire players gathered together to watch England take on Colombia, including Jon Bakero, Daniel Johnson and Mo Adams. 

Most eyes were on Adams, who was rooting for his England side to win.

However, Colombia's game-tying goal in stoppage time prompted responses from other Fire players.

When the penalty shootout began, captain Dax McCarty weighed in:

But Adams had the final word:

The eight remaining teams at the tournament are: France, Uruguay, Brazil, Belgium, Sweden, England, Russia and Croatia. 

The World Cup will take a two-day break before resuming with a double header on Friday, where France will take on Uruguay (9 AM CT) and Brazil will face Belgium (1 PM CT).

Before the quarter-finals begin, here's how each team performed in the 2014 edition:

France ðŸ‡«ðŸ‡· Advanced to the quarter-finals, where they lost to eventual winners Germany
Uruguay ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¾ Advanced to the Round of 16, where they were defeated by Colombia
Brazil ðŸ‡§ðŸ‡· Advanced to the semi-finals, where they also lost to eventual winners Germany
Belgium ðŸ‡§ðŸ‡ª Advanced to the quarter-finals, where they lost to eventual runner-up Argentina

The Uruguayan side may have surpassed their 2014 result, but all teams will be putting on a competitive fight when the games begin. 

As the tournament progresses, stay tuned to the Chicago Fire World Cup Central for more news and features and follow the Fire social media hub for more updates. Click here for Watch Party opportunities across Chicago to join in the fun.