However, in the final minute of stoppage time, Colombia defender Yerry Mina equalised to take the match into extra-time.
He then proved the difference in the shoot-out, somehow raising a strong hand to block Carlos Bacca's spot kick to enable Eric Dier to fire home the winning strike.
Courtois said afterwards: "The goalkeeper is 10cm smaller than me". You want to see what everyone is talking.
India star bowler ruled out of England T20 series
England didn't require his services with the bat but we've witnessed how risky he can be on his day. The Indian bench strength looks good too and can fit in the side as and when the situation demands.
"We've been knocked out because we missed a penalty after a draw", Pekerman told reporters.
One surprise omission from that list was Jamie Vardy, who came onto the field as a substitute in the dying minutes of normal times.
Huge respect to Dier for stepping up!
While he would be unlikely to start the fixture against Sweden anyway, manager Gareth Southgate will hope to have the 31-year-old available to provide a different option if things aren't going to plan. "I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper because it's about being there in the moment and making the save, and I was", he said after the tie.
Roger Federer Leaves Nike for Uniqlo
Despite the move, the eight-time Wimbledon champion kept his Nike trainers on for his win over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic on Monday. As easy as the match was, it marked a landmark of sorts given it was Federer's first since the end of his sponsorship with Nike.
"I'm just focused on doing my best and the more I stay away from that and focus on my game and myself, the better I will be".
Colombia slotted its first three attempts from the spot and England did the same with its first two before goalkeeper David Ospina dived full stretch to his left to stop Jordan Henderson finding the back of the net.
"Tonight they showed they don't have to conform to what's gone before".
Russian Federation have disproved the theory that they are the worst host nation in World Cup history but, having pulled off the unthinkable against Spain, their journey looks set to end on Saturday. You have well and truly earned your place in the final eight of the #worldcup and you should know the whole country is right behind you for Saturday!
American tourist dies in boat explosion in the Bahamas
An update on the page says the family made it to a Florida hospital where Stefanie and Stacey will undergo surgery. At least three people on board a neighboring boat jumped into the waters to help pull one person to safety.