England v Sweden kick off time, odds, and how to watch

Sweden shape vs england

Sweden shape vs england

"This is only the third time that England have reached the semifinals, and the first time in 28 years".

England will face either Russian Federation or Croatia for a spot in the final.

Dele Alli and England are through to the World Cup semifinals. It was England's eighth set-piece goal of its 11 in Russian Federation, and the centre back's first in worldwide soccer.

"Under pressure they suffered", Southgate said.

Hosts Russia or Croatia, who meet later on Saturday and are lower ranked than Southgate's side, are all that stands between England and a first World Cup final since they won the tournament on home soil in 1966.

"Bye bye, Sweden", says Dagens Nyheter, however the paper manages to remain upbeat, adding: "It's not the end of Janne Andersson's national team, it's not even the beginning of the end, it's just the end of the beginning". We have a really great bond between the 23 players and the staff.

"We don't have renowned world-class players yet", Southgate said, "but lots of good young players who are showing on the world stage that they're prepared to be fearless with the ball, try to play the right way, have shown some mental resilience now". "They have a good chance to make it through to the final".

Given the fact that a number of the previous World Cup matches in 2018 have gone to penalties, you might want to save some more time in your schedule just in case this one does too.

England could be without substitute striker Jamie Vardy who has a groin injury, but they are hoping that left-back Ashley Young's ankle knock won't keep him on the sidelines and that midfielder Dele Alli's thigh injury isn't a major problem.

"It's a great achievement for the team and we owe it to the fans", Alli said at full-time. "You deserve this moment - Football's Coming Home!" "We only have 33 percent of the league to pick from". Back in 2009, Diego Maradona smoking a cigar was blamed for a fire alarm that woke Chelsea's players on the day they were due to play Manchester United in a crunch Premier League game at Old Trafford.

And it's a group that, Southgate emphasizes, reflects the diversity of England and cuts through the economic divide in England where so much wealth is centered in the south. Southgate will ensure they go into the game confident but with their feet firmly on the ground.

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