During the shootout, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved from AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca before Dier stepped up to clinch victory, driving his shot low under David Ospina.
"I think he can do great things wherever he plays, and with the national team even more". We showed incredible resilience to come back from huge disappointment at the final whistle and keep our calm.
"For now we're family and we've really got a strong bond at the moment between everyone".
Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have all spoken recently of the cliques that became entrenched within the England camp during their era, when players from the Premier League's leading clubs kept one another at arm's length, and quarter-finals at World Cups and European Championships proved an insurmountable hurdle.
Then, in the 93rd minute, with a header that electrified the crowd, Colombia's Mina hit it into the English goal from a penalty, and ushered in extra time.
England had opened the score early in the second half thanks to a penalty goal by captain Harry Kane.
The Golden Boot victor with six goals in the 2014 World Cup when Colombia reached the quarterfinals for the first time in their history, James was troubled by a calf injury earlier this month. Pacific. Fans in India can watch the game live stream at 11:30 p.m. India Standard Time on Friday. "It was a big night for England".
James Rodriguez, who has been dealing with a calf strain throughout the tournament, was subbed out in the 31st minute of Colombia's last match against Senegal.
Second-half substitute Carlos Bacca almost got on the end of a Johan Mojica cross at the near post six minutes into extra-time but Pickford arrived first.
In a World Cup of surprises, England provided the latest by finally winning a penalty shootout.
That was until a soft penalty kick was awarded to Kane after he was fouled by Carlos Sanchez.
It was a stunning end to normal time that left England ragged and reeling.
England substitute Dier missed the best chance of the extra period when he headed over but made up for it in emphatic style before being mobbed by his relieved team mates.
Lingard is seen as one of the key players keeping the atmosphere in the squad light and he said that the mood among the players has been ideal. "That's what got us here today so why change?" he said. "After his MRI (scan) we knew that he doesn't have a serious injury", Pekerman told reporters. "We never panicked. We were ready for that".