Girlfriend Megan is out in Russian Federation to support Pickford, and last night posted two pictures of herself on Instagram, one before and one after the penalty shootout.
It could have been so different.
"I was so upset, I felt quite deflated".
He continued, stating: "I thought there were many, many fouls in the game and I don't think we conceded anywhere near the number of our opponents".
Their exuberant yellow-clad fans also put on an extraordinary show throughout the tournament, dancing with locals in fan zones and drowning out the English in Moscow.
"I felt exhausted, stressed, elated".
The pair have met at two World Cups in the past, with both matches ending in a draw.
But the difference came in the final minutes of extra time. "Falcao is the only one who didn't go his way".
The Everton goalkeeper then went on to produce a crucial moment in the penalty shootout, snapping one of the most famous football "curses" in World Cup history.
The midfielder was by far their best player four years ago as they reached the quarter finals and he won the tournament's Golden Boot and earned himself a move to Real Madrid because of it.
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He was the hero of the penalty shootout, saving Carlos Bacca's spot kick to allow Eric Dier the chance to win the contest for England.
England must make sure that Jordan Henderson is not left alone in the midfield battle, with the inclusion of Eric Dier always an option if Southgate is overly anxious by such an issue. "It's actually coming home, isn't it!?"
"We practised and practised and it paid off", Kieran Trippier, one of the successful penalty takers on Tuesday, said.
"It was a good match, but (I'm) always disappointed when the game goes to penalties - it doesn't show the true potential of the team", said Emma Kinsey, 32, a yoga instructor from Lincoln who lives in Bogota.
He added: "Colombia died standing".
Mr Clarke, from Chilwell in Nottingham, who also travelled out for the three group games, said: "I came here on Sunday on a one-way ticket until we win it - or we not winning it".
"It was very nervy, we done it the hard way but we done it".
Speaking post-match, as reported by Sky Sports, he said: "It was a night where I knew we'd get over the line".
At least it did not Tuesday night, outlasting a game and rugged Colombia, 4-3, in a shootout after the teams played to a 1-1 tie.
"I'm reeling because when I spoke to [FIFA president Gianni] Infantino the first time, everything had changed at Federation Internationale de Football Association: the thieves had left, the fixes, everything".