Emil Forsberg’s deflected strike booked Sweden a place in the World Cup quarter-finals after a 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday afternoon.
A disappointing last-16 match was settled by a scruffy winning goal in the 66th minute, as defender Manuel Akanji accidentally steered the ball past Yann Sommer to set up a clash with England on Saturday.
EMIL FORSBERG CELEBRATING HIS GOAL
The result means Sweden have reached their first quarter-final since 1994 and are just two victories away from their second World Cup final, while Switzerland, who had Michael Lang sent off for denying Martin Olsson a clear goalscoring opportunity in injury time, are on their way home after a flat display.
ENGLISH PLAYERS REJOICING
Meanwhile England vs Colombia game ended in a 1-1 draw during the usual regular time of 90 minutes, after Mina’s header cancelled out Kane’s penalty. The Three Lions went on to win 4-3 via penalties. Eric Dier’s penalty kick deflected off Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina’s fingertips before rolling into the left corner of the net to help England advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time since 2006.