Launched by angry Colombian supporters, the petition was started after the Three Lions progressed to the quarter-finals via a dramatic penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in Moscow on Tuesday night.
And just how the team managed to conquer Colombia in the round of 16 match - a penalty shootout - was enough to cause celebration for some with the curse finally broken. The celebrations, however, did not end in the field as Southgate and his boys took to social media to express their delight.
"It's hard when you miss and nothing can be said that's going to make it alright but it's not about me, it doesn't really matter now, we won and that's the main thing".
"But today is a special moment for this team and it'll hopefully give belief to the generations of players that will follow because they can see what has happened".
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Thirty minutes of extra time failed to celebrate the sides, before the young England team exorcised the demons of shootouts past with a 4-3 spotkick win.
"England have a great aerial threat: they collide and fall in the box, there were penalties against Panama".
Thankfully, the second T20I and England's clash against Sweden fall on separate days and the cricketers can focus a bit more in Cardiff and fans will not have to exhaust their fingers switching channels come this weekend.
England had 1990, when it surpassed by 3-2 the tournament darling, Cameroon, in a quarterfinal in Naples behind penalty kicks in the 83rd and 105th minutes from Gary Lineker, by now known to a fresh generation as a television presenter with a natural omnipresence.
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"We've not got a good record against them".
Kane was handed the task of opening the trial for Gareth Southgate's side and he unflappably passed the test.
"It is all about the set position and I got a hand to it".
"It's coming home" has become the go-to catchphrase for all England football fans, whether they are avid followers or Wolrd Cup tag-a-longs.
Sky Sports report Vardy received an injection in his groin after the match and while the issue could well make him unavailable for Saturday's game in Samara, the 31-year-old was in playful form after the shootout.
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