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07 Jul 2018 - 19:30 IST - সামারা এরিনা

কোয়ার্টার ফাইনাল -

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After that grueling Colombia match England manager Gareth Southgate will be happy his side advanced without too much trouble from a Sweden side that only threatened a handful of times. Most of the attacking and defending quality came from his side and Raheem Sterling could have easily added another goal with more composed finishing. Sweden had an excellent tournament but needed to find more variety in attack today.


Another strong half from a calm England side kept Sweden from advancing. Despite the pressure to score, Sweden did not adjust their tactics much in the second half and Jordan Pickford made a few saves and was active in his box.


Sebastian Larsson receives a yellow card with time winding down.


Marcus Rashford looks to receive a long ball deep but the ball goes out. The energy is gone from the Sweden side.


Marcus Rashford enters for Raheem Sterling.


Five minutes injury time given.


Harry Maguire shoves Andreas Granqvist in the back and Sweden have their first good chance in a while.


Sebastian Larsson (Sweden)


Marcus Rashford (on). Raheem Sterling (off). (England)


John Guidetti also receives a caution as Sweden try in vain to force a goal in the final minutes.


Sweden cannot get the ball out of their own half and Martin Olsson commits a foul. Kieran Trippier sends in the kick but nothing comes of it.


John Guidetti (Sweden)


Harry Maguire (England)


Pontus Jansson enters at right-back for Emil Krafth.


Eric Dier enters for Jordan Henderson as Gareth Southgate attempts to kill off the game.


Pontus Jansson (on). Emil Krafth (off). (Sweden)


Eric Dier (on). Jordan Henderson (off). (England)


Ludwig Augustinsson commits a foul but the England free kick sails directly out.


After Marcus Berg bumps Jordan Pickford as he catches a through ball, the England goalkeeper turns to tell the Swedish striker how he feels and referee Bjorn Kuipers steps in.


Sweden right-back Emil Krafth receives attention.


Sweden tries to keep players forward but England still have the speed advantage on the wing. Kieran Trippier receives the ball deep from Harry Kane and tries to cross it for Raheem Sterling but the pass is intercepted.


Fabian Delph enters for scorer Dele Alli.


Fabian Delph (on). Dele Alli (off). (England)


The long outswinging corner from the right side overshoots the box and Andreas Granqvist commits a foul ending a decent string of play for the Sweden attack.


After a quick counter down the left, the ball comes to Marcus Berg in the center. He controls and then fires past Harry Maguire but Jordan Pickford gets a hand to it sending the ball over the bar for a corner.


With England threatening again, Andreas Granqvist gets back to block a cross and a Dele Alli shot.


Sweden have problems clearing a corner kick as England players on both sides of the box exchange the ball. When the ball finally falls to Harry Maguire he fires a shot well over the bar.


Martin Olsson enters for Emil Forsberg.


John Guidetti enters for Ola Toivonen.


Martin Olsson (on). Emil Forsberg (off). (Sweden)


John Guidetti (on). Ola Toivonen (off). (Sweden)


After a swift attack in from the right side, Jordan Pickford has to dive low to his right to block a Viktor Claesson shot from inside the box. The rebound is blocked away but Sweden could have pulled a goal back there.


After a series of crosses from the left side, play is switched to the right. Jesse Lingard chips in a cross to the back post and Dele Alli calmly heads back across past Robin Olsen and into the net!


Dele Alli. Assist by Jesse Lingard (England)


England have their first corner kick of the half. Kieran Trippier curls in the ball from the right corner but no one can get on the end of it.


From the left channel Jesse Lingard has a shot deflected out for a corner kick.


Ashley Young sends in the free kick to the back post. Harry Maguire heads across. His header reaches Raheem Sterling who tries a bicycle kick which goes back to Maguire and after his header Sweden eventually clear.


Marcus Berg commits a foul on the left wing and England have a free kick.


From a high cross Marcus Berg rises over Ashley Young and has his back-post header saved by a diving Jordan Pickford.


Emil Forsberg has a cross blocked after some calm possession.


Sweden need a goal and soon.


Sweden has not yet tested the three-at-the-back formation England manager Gareth Southgate decided to play long before England knew its draw or team for this world cup. With an extra defender at the back and numbers on their side in midfield, England have been able to keep Sweden from creating overloads or anything that threatening.


England has a corner after the Sterling miss cleared but the ball goes out again. The second corner in from the right side is cleared away and the referee blows the whistle to end the half.


One minute injury time given.


After bringing down a long ball Raheem Sterling is alone in front of goal but cannot find a good angle or a teammate. His shot is deflected out for a corner kick.


Harry Kane feeds Jesse Lingard a short pass who slips the pass to Raheem Sterling who is behind the defense.


Sweden continues to work the ball out to the wing looking for runners but Jordan Pickford intercepts the inaccurate cross.


Raheem Sterling cuts in on the left and Jesse Lingard cannot get much on the ball in the center of the box.


England has five defenders covering four Sweden players when Sweden pushes forward in midfield.


Andreas Granqvist just beats Raheem Sterling to a long pass and clears out for a throw. England play the ball back and Jordan Henderson tries a shot from the right channel that flies high over the goal.


Ashley Young sends in the corner from the left side. Harry Maguire rises over Emil Forsberg near the penalty spot and heads low past Robin Olsen!


Harry Maguire. Assist by Ashley Young (England)


Ashley Young has a cross cleared away and after another cross comes to the back post Sweden clear for a England corner kick from the left side. Ashley Young will take it.


Marcus Berg tries to run onto a looping ball up the right but the flag is up.


Kieran Trippier receives a pass on the right and tries a low hard pass to Harry Kane but Robin Olsen catches before Kane can reach the ball.


Raheem Sterling tries to find an opening between two defenders but the ball is deflected away.


England get forward again and Ashley Young has his cross from the byline cleared out by a succession of Swedish players.


Harry Kane pounces on a loose ball at the top of the box but pulls the right-footed shot wide to the left. England had numbers forward behind the speed of Raheem Sterling.


Ludwig Augustinsson has a cross blocked out for a throw on the left side. Another cross comes in but England clears.


John Stones stands strong shielding Ola Toivonen from a long ball down the right side.


Ashley Young puts in a cross from the left side of the box but when it is cleared out Harry Maguire commits a foul stopping a slow-building England possession.


Viktor Claesson has a bit of space in the center of the pitch and tries a long shot that veers over the top left of the goal.


Robin Olsen catches a Kyle Walker cross just outside his goal. England seem to be evaluating the Sweden defense and not finding any seams to attack.


Harry Kane tries a pass over the top for Raheem Sterling and Andreas Granqvist runs it down to clear for a deep throw on the left.


Viktor Claesson sends in a cross from the left side to the near post but nothing comes from the ball to a good area.


Ashley Young commits a foul close to the halfway line but Sebastian Larsson sends his free kick too long looking for a teammate at the back post.


Dele Alli tries a ball into the center but Harry Kane cannot run onto it.


England take a free kick quickly in midfield but the pass to the wing cannot be controlled by Ashley Young.


England work the ball around back to goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who takes his time preparing to work it up from the back.


Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers blows the whistle and Sweden kicks off.


Sweden wear their traditional yellow shirts with blue trim, blue shorts and yellow socks. England wear red shirts, red shorts and red socks.


Sweden hears its anthem first, England second.


England (3-5-2) make no changes to the starting lineup used against Colombia: Pickford – Walker, Stones, Maguire – Trippier, Alli, Henderson, Lingard, Young – Sterling, Kane
Bench: Pope, Butland, Jones, Alexander-Arnold, Delph, Cahill, Dier, Loftus-Cheek, Welbeck, Vardy, Rashford


Sweden (4-4-2) lost usual right-back Mikael Lustig to a second yellow card suspension for this game and Emil Krafth will start in the Celtic defender's place. Sebastian Larsson returns to the starting lineup after his own yellow card suspension in the previous match: Olsen – Krafth, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson – Claesson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg – Berg, Toivonen
Bench: Nordfeldt, Johnsson, Jansson, Olsson, Helander, Rohden, Svensson, Hiljemark, Durmaz, Thelin, Guidetti