Argentina celebrate reaching the semi-finals after beating England on penalties ©IBSA

Argentina eliminated England on penalties at the quarter final stage of the Blind Football World Championship in Madrid.

The South Americans won the penalty shoot-out 1-0, after the match itself finished 1-1.

It was the stand-out result of day five and surely means England's fear of penalties will not disappear for some time yet.

The scorers in real time were Argentina's number 15 Espinillo and England's number seven Coleman.

Elsewhere in today's action at the Colegio Sagrado Corazón, China beat Morocco 1-0 and booked their place in the semis, thanks to a goal by Zhang Jiabin.

Russia beat hosts Spain, also 1-0, while defending champions Brazil saw off Colombia 3-0.

A Spanish and Russian player clash in today's quarter-final ©IBSA
A Spanish and Russian player clash in today's quarter-final ©IBSA

The results mean Argentina will play Russia in the first semi-final, with Brazil facing China.

The event is being held in Spain for the first time.

In another first, 16 teams have taken part, the most ever.

In previous years between ten and 12 teams have taken to the field.