England vs. Sweden final score, recap

England vs Sweden tactics

England vs Sweden tactics

The possibility of securing a World Cup semifinal berth should have been enough incentive for the Swedish and English fans to make a beeline for Samara.

Sweden are ranked 24th - two places below England's Euro 2016 nemesis Iceland - in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings, while Russia or Croatia would await if Southgate's men were to make it to the semifinals.

"We have a good balance and the team are together", 53-year-old England fan Andrew Court said outside the stadium in Samara where Maguire and Dele Alli scored the goals against Sweden.

Alli added the second goal by meeting a far-post cross from Jesse Lingard with a powerful header in the 59th.

England needed 30 minutes to break down typically stubborn resistance from Sweden's sound defence.

At the start of his tenure in 2016, Southgate realized he had to deliver an important message to his players: Any success with England will be greater than anything achieved with their clubs. Sweden may be limited, effectively a team of spoilers with players from Hull City, Krasnador and Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates but they beat France and finished above Holland in qualifying, they defeated Italy in the play-off and they knocked out Germany in the group stages.

The quarterfinal at Sochi on Saturday (NZT Sunday) was tied 1-1 after regulation and 2-2 after extra time, forcing both Croatia and Russian Federation to a shootout for the second consecutive game.

"Personally, I don't think I played as well as I should have", he said.

Next, the Three Lions will play the victor of Russian Federation and Croatia, who square off later on Saturday.

England forward Raheem Sterling has yet to score at the World Cup from his unusual position as the support striker to Kane, and his finishing let him down against Sweden.

"I thought we did well, did well".

"I believe that they will be perfectly able to go all the way".

Sweden finally showed some bite with Marcus Berg forcing Jordan Pickford to dive to his right and keep out a bouncing header in the second minute of the final half. He is likely to retain his starting place for the semifinals. - Sweden manager Janne Andersson.

Spain hail La Liga star Luka Modric on their front page, but declare "England are back" after 28 years fighting for a return to a World Cup semi-final.

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