England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth

There was emotional scenes in Russian Federation and at home among the England fans, who have long suffered from tournament heartbreak.

England midfielder Eric Dier has told ESPN Brasil he wants the team to inspire future generations after they reached a first World Cup semifinal since 1990.

The Swedes showed mental fortitude to beat the fancied Switzerland 1-0 in the last 16 encounter and will certainly relish the underdog tag with the ambition of causing another upset.

Thankfully for Southgate's men, they are a dab hand at set pieces and their first corner brought the opening goal.

Alli has also come up the hard way and helped put a frustrating tournament behind him by wrapping things up after team-mate Raheem Sterling wasted chances and Jordan Pickford superbly denied Sweden's Marcus Berg.

Dele Alli then doubled their advantage in the second half to give England a two-goal advantage. "Whoever we play, we will be ready to go again".

England and Sweden faced off in the World Cup on Saturday morning, and a familiar dance from Fortnite just so happened to make an appearance in the game.

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" England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup and you need to respect that, but we have nothing to lose". Croatia will play England in the last four in Moscow on Wednesday, as they aim to outdo the team of 20 years ago.

The last time Sweden reached the semi-finals was in US 1994 where they finished third while England last made it into semi-finals in Italy 1990.

It would be fair to say that Sweden were outperformed by England on the night, and it's something that Andersson agreed with as he rued "small margins" that cost his side a victory.

"They were better than we were and I have the greatest respect and congratulations to England".

Virtually from kickoff, Sweden sent long passes forward to tall striker Ola Toivonen and looked for a flick-on.

The Sweden team got in a huddle after the game and Andersson spoke to the players.

And when asked about his own side's poor performance, Andersson commented how it was always going to be tough against a 'really good opponent'.

Sweden last reached the World Cup semifinals in 1994, and ended up finishing third.

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