Over 170,000 people have signed a petition demanding England's World Cup last-16 match against Colombia is replayed.

The petition, which was started two days ago when Gareth Southgate's men won a penalty shootout, argues England were awarded their second-half penalty for "a non-existent foul" and that Colombian striker Carlos Bacca's extra-time goal should have been allowed to stand.

Bacca had scored after referee Mark Geiger had already halted proceedings, with England defender Harry Maguire distracted by a second ball that would have come on the pitch had the assistant not stopped it.

The petition calls for FIFA "to review these two actions, in order to set a precedent for fair play". 

In 2009 disgruntled Irish fans set up numerous Facebook pages and signed online petitions to call for a replay of the France-Ireland World Cup play-off.

France won 2-1 thanks to a controversial extra-time winner from William Gallas, who had been set up by Thierry Henry with replays showing the forward twice controlled the ball with his hand. 

Had the score remained at 1-1 Ireland, under Giovanni Trapattoni, would have had a chance to qualify for the 2010 World Cup via a penalty shoot-out. 

FIFA earlier strongly reprimanded the self-styled "captain of legends" Diego Maradona for his criticism of the referee in England's shoot-out win.

England went ahead on the night through Kane's 57th-minute penalty after American referee Geiger deemed ex-Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez had illegally wrestled him to the ground at a corner.

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman argued Southgate's side "fall in the box" and blamed "confusion" over the amount of physical contact tolerated at corners.

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Argentinian Diego Maradona, a World Cup winner in 1986, was also angry with that decision and Geiger's performance, calling the result a "monumental robbery" in an interview with Venezuelan television channel Telesur.

Maradona, who is understood to receive $10,000 US dollars a game from FIFA as part of its 'Legends' ambassador programme, also said that FIFA's referees committee chairman Pierluigi Collina should "apologise to the Colombian people" because Geiger "knows a lot about baseball but has no idea about football".

FIFA responded to Maradona's comments with a statement that said it "strongly rebukes the criticism of the performance of the match officials which it considers to have been positive in a tough and highly emotional match".

Maradona later issued an apology on Instagram, writing: "I said a couple of things and, I admit, some of them are unacceptable.

"My apologies to FIFA and its president: as much as I may sometimes have opinions contrary to some arbitration decisions, I have absolute respect for the work - not easy - that the institution and the referees do."