Concerned England fans make the same joke about the referee against Sweden

Andreas Granqvist has all eyes on the World Cup quarter-final despite becoming a father for the second time on Thursday

Andreas Granqvist has all eyes on the World Cup quarter-final despite becoming a father for the second time on Thursday

Sweden got its best chance two minutes into the second half on Marcus Berg's header, but England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford pushed it out of harm's way.

There was emotional scenes in Russian Federation and at home among the England fans, who have long suffered from tournament heartbreak. "I believe that they are perfectly able to go all the way".

Reflecting during his post-match press conference, Andersson told the assembled reporters (via Sky Sports) that he could envisage England going on to win the World Cup.

A Germany fan sits dejected in the stands after his team lose the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Sweden were undone at two set pieces - goals from which are becoming quite a trend for England - but the Swedish manager lavished praise on England for being "the best team".

At least in some sections of the country riven by economic, political and social divisions that led to Brexit, reaching the World Cup semifinals is a welcome distraction from the charged atmosphere.

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So they were tough opponents and set out exactly what that meant at kick-off when they lined their players up on the left-hand side of the pitch and had no one down the right. "We worked on that in practice". Congratulations to both the team and the coach.

At the start of his tenure in 2016, Southgate realised he had to deliver an important message to his players: Any success with England will be greater than anything achieved with their clubs. "And I think we have a crew of about 30".

"We knew the first goal would be crucial and they didn't really threaten us until later on in the second half where we were a bit naive and open to counter attacks".

It took 19 minutes for their first shot as Sterling slalomed through and Harry Kane swept a first-time shot low and just wide.

The scoreline stayed the same for the remainder, with Alli, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane continuing to menace Sweden's defence, while Jordan Pickford made a string of smart saves to preserve England's clean sheet. He is likely to retain his starting place for the semifinals.

England has not advanced past the quarterfinals since finishing fourth at the 1990 World Cup.

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