David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic place wager before World Cup clash

England or Sweden will face Croatia or Russia in the last four

England or Sweden will face Croatia or Russia in the last four

That's so important for us on Saturday because I always think Sweden like to point out we're paid this and that, and we're the team of entitlement, when I don't think that is the case for this group. "Hopefully we'll win again, at least our bad luck has gone and we've got through penalties now".

"If one is suspended, they put in another one and you can't see the difference", Eriksson said.

Take a look at what they had to say.

It's quarter-finals time Russian Federation, so who can keep the World Cup dream alive?

Despite an early setback against Spain that looked set to put an end to their World Cup hopes, Russian Federation managed to take La Roja to penalties, where they triumphed to secure a quarter-final berth on home soil.

"We're really strong in our beliefs and we really have been from the outset".




"He's incredibly skilled, not just at penalties but as a striker. Some players are not playing much and they have still made a big contribution to unity and in fostering a good atmosphere", he said.

Sweden have impressed in Russian Federation despite-or perhaps because of-Zlatan Ibrahimovic's absence, with their organisation and team ethic making them a force to be reckoned with.

Ibrahimovic told Sweden's Expressen newspaper yesterday that "now it's not just about how good you are", adding that England can be "tough and hard to score against".

"If the most important point of view is the result, if the most important thing is to win, if the most important thing is to be in the quarterfinals, then great job done, people are happy".

"We need to get the defence right, we need to be courageous when we have possession".

Seven of England's nine goals in the tournament have come from dead-ball situations, a statistic not lost on Andersson. "For the first time I feel we meet a country who's more or less on a par with us in that respect", he said".

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