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FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: England beat Sweden 2-0 to book semifinal spot

Sweden vs England, FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: England beat Sweden 2-0 in the World Cup 2018 quarterfinal.

By: Sports Desk
Updated: July 7, 2018 9:47:47 pm
Sweden vs England FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: England beat Sweden 2-0 in the Quarter-final. (Source: Reuters)

Sweden vs England, FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: England advanced to their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 on Saturday as Gareth Southgate’s side beat Sweden 2-0 in the quarter-final in Samara. Harry Maguire and Delle Alli headers put England on their way to the semifinals where they will meet either hosts Russia or Croatia. Jordan Pickford made excellent saves to deny Marcus Berg twice and Viktor Claesson in the second half of the quarterfinal. (Russia vs Croatia Live Score Updates from World Cup 2018)

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07 Jul

Cosmos Arena

Sweden

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    England

    • boll30’ Harry Maguire
    • boll59’ Dele Alli

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    21:26 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    FULL TIME! Sweden 0-2 England

    This is it! England book semifinal spot after Harry Maguire, Dele Alli help their side beat Sweden 2-0. England book their place in the semi-finals for the first time since 1990! Get ready for an overdose of 'It's coming home' for the next few days!

    21:18 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Free-kick for Sweden

    Sweden win a free-kick outside the penalty box. Very good opportunity for Sweden to make last  minute changes to the game. Ludwig Augustinsson takes the free-kick, sending it high over the bar. What a waste!

    21:14 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Free-kick

    England win a free-kick but poor delivery from Trippier leads to nothing. Southgate sends Eric Dier on for Jordan Henderson. For Sweden, Pontus Jansson comes on for Emil Krafth. Five minutes away from England booking their semifinal spot

    21:09 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Impatient Sweden

    Sweden getting impatient. Trippier sends in a low cross but Sterling does not make it in time. Break in play as Krafth receives treatment for injury.

    21:07 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Substitution

    Gareth Southgate sends Fabian Delph in place of goalscorer Dele Alli, who pretends to not see, facing backwards. The referee intervenes as Alli is seen wasting time.

    20:55 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Sweden miss opportunity

    Sweden had a great chance of openening their scoreline but Pickford blocks Claesson's shots. It comes back to Claesson on a rebound but this time it's Henderson who blocks it.

    20:53 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    England hopes soaring

    England's hopes are soaring as they are another step closer to the title, something they did not imagine before the stadium. English FA had given Gareth Southgate the target of taking the team to knockouts. His team is currently on their way to the semifinals, unless of course Sweden have a wonderfully brilliant comeback. Doesn't look like it though with England holding majority possession

    20:49 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    GOAL! Sweden 0-2 England

    GOAAAAALLLL! Dele Alli with an accurate and calm header as he doubles England's lead in the second half, converting  a Jesse Lingard cross from the right. Only one sound being heard in the Samara Arena - IT'S COMING HOME!

    20:40 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Sweden attack mode

    Sweden are playing the second half with their attack mode on, looking for an equaliser. The pace of the game has increased by the men in yellow. 

    20:36 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    SAVE

    England manage to save their lead as Pickford makes a brilliant save to stop a header that went downwards from Marcus Berg. The header was strong but Pickford's hands were stronger.

    20:31 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Second half

    Second half of the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England underway. England start the second half with 1-0 advantage. Here are some stats that would draw your attention:

    20:21 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    HALF TIME! Sweden 0-1 England

    Harry Maguire's powerful header separates the two sides as they go into half-time with England having 1-0 lead. This is Maguire's first International goal. Sterling missed a big chance of making it 2-0 for England. England fans ecstatic - If one Harry does not do it, leave it on the other Harry!

    20:17 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    SO CLOSE

    England get so close to doubling their lead - not once but twice. Sterling gets the pass from the middle, he is one-one-one with the keeper but due to lack of space, his shot hits Olsen. It was later flagged offside.

    20:01 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    GOAL! England score

    England take the lead! Harry Maguire score in the 30th minute. Ashley Young sends the ball in from the corner into the penalty area, Maguire rises to send a powerful header past Robin Olsen.

    19:50 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Not a classic yet

    Twenty minutes of the quarterfinal up as England have a nervous start. It hasn't been an exciting start to the match with England yet to have a shot at the goal. 

    19:46 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Claesson shoots

    Sweden make use of England's momentary lapse of defence as Viktor Claesson tries a shot from distance . It flies high but Jordan Pickford expresses his anger at his side's defenders for not covering properly.

    19:43 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Nervous England

    English players look a little nervous. England need to find their groove, relax and just play without pressure here or else silly errors will cost them semifinal spot.

    19:41 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Free-kick

    Sweden are awarded with a free-kick but it is too high for Ola Toivonenn and goes for the far post. Sweden however win a throw-in. Andreas Granqvist gets penalised for handball

    19:38 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    England get possession

    England enjoy possession at the start of the match. Pickford sends one long, but Lingard's header goes off the target for England. Later, the keeper picks the ball after Sterling does not win the duel. Players are still getting in their groove.

    19:31 (IST)07 Jul 2018
    Kickoff

    And there goes the whistle. FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinal match between Sweden and England underway. England in red, Sweden in yellow shirts. Sweden get the ball rolling.

    Sweden vs England Live Score, FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming:  Sweden vs England Live Score, FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming:  England take on Sweden. (Source: Reuters)

    Sweden vs England Live Score, FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming: England forward Jamie Vardy is “looking doubtful” for the World Cup quarter-final against Sweden on Saturday after suffering a groin strain having come on as a late substitute in the last-16 win over Colombia, manager Gareth Southgate has said. Vardy was unlikely to be ready to face the Swedes after sitting out training on Thursday, Southgate added. “Vardy didn’t train today, so is looking doubtful for this game,” Southgate was quoted as saying by Sky Sports on Thursday. “But we’ll know a bit more tomorrow (Friday), really. The others were all on the pitch. We didn’t do a lot. “I think at this stage, minimal time on the pitch, a lot of our information is going to have to be in meetings."

    (Source: Reuters)

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    First published on: 07-07-2018 at 02:49:50 pm
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