And as far as supporters at the city-centre pub were concerned, the victory over Colombia was the sign of further success to come this tournament.
With the World Cup Round of 16 clash heavily poised at the Otkrytiye Arena, tensions began to rise and tempers were threatening to spill over after Barrios appeared to lash out at the Liverpool skipper.
"The spirit's there.Nothing can stop us now". Is it really coming home?
And celebrations in Moscow and the West Midlands continued long into the early hours.
Maradona also said Geiger should have penalised Kane in the build-up to England's second-half penalty, and criticised Pierluigi Collina, head of FIFA's referee committee, for allowing Geiger to officiate the match.
Brazil remain favourites at 11/4, while Harry Kane is odds-on at 1/4 to bring home the coveted Golden Boot.
Geiger awarded a penalty to England after Carlos Sanchez was adjudged to have brought down Harry Kane, although Colombia levelled through Yerry Mina's stoppage-time header. "We have underestimated them for years", Southgate said.
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Diamond merchant Russel Mehta's daughter looked gorgeous in a pink lehenga while groom to-be Akash was seen in a purple sherwani . Amongst other attendees were Madhuri Dixit Nene with husband Sriram Nene, veteran actress Rekha, Amir Khan with wife Kiran Rao.
Molinari pulls away for win at Quicken Loans National
I played great today", Molinari said. "This is what I came here for". "It was not easy to skip Paris and the French Open". Unlike Francesco Molinari and Abraham Ancer , he couldn't keep it going Saturday in the Quicken Loans National .
Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup KO
With that, dreams of a quarter-final between the two greatest players were shattered. "He is an exceptional player", said Uruguay's veteran coach Oscar Tabarez .
Even so, Southgate will be keen to keep the likes of Kieran Trippier and Ashley Young sending accurate balls into the box, especially with officials now punishing any grappling by showing a willingness to point to the penalty spot. "No one laid on the floor and we stood there when it counted". It showed our mentality. "It showed our togetherness and character", he said.
"It's a big night for England", Kane said.
"We'd studied all their takers, and great credit should go to the collective of staff, and to Jordan, for taking on board that information and preparing in the right way".
Missing a vital penalty for your country is something Southgate knows all too well after the former England defender crucially failed from the spot against Germany in their agonising semi-final defeat on penalties at Wembley in Euro 1996.
"I think we have to try and defend football and we should do a little more to try to prevent certain situations knowing that they may arise". Through small calls he was pushing us [toward] our goal, that was clear for me.
"But then when we won the penalties that was the best moment in the history of English football".
"A bit of apprehension for tonight but I think they'll go at it like they didn't against the Tunisians, hopefully score in the first 20 minutes". Now back to full form and fitness, the Colombian skipper is a very risky player and one that certainly Gareth Southgate must have spoken about at length in his team meetings.