Sweden 1-0 Switzerland

Mexico vs Sweden- Ekaterinburg Arena Yekaterinburg Russia

Sweden will now face England in the quarter-finals as another battle of contrasting styles awaits.

Sweden took their chances and Switzerland didn't; so the Swedes progress to the quarters and the Swiss roll back home after the 1-0 result.

Much of the pre-tournament talk was over whether they would miss Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who retired from global duty at the end of the 2016 European Championships, but they haven't missed the former Inter Milan and Manchester United striker.

Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist was denied a third goal of the tournament from the penalty spot after referee Damir Skomina changed his decision in stoppage time, but he will not care after leading the team into the next round.

In a match where the level of finishing was poor, Emil Frosberg's deflected strike from distance in the second half proved to be the difference and set up a last-eight encounter with either England or Colombia on July 7.

The Swiss have not reached the World Cup quarterfinals since hosting the 1954 tournament and they have gone out in the round of 16 in four of their last five World Cup appearances - without scoring a single goal. Their long balls forward caused panic and they were more bullish in their tackling in midfield.

Here we take a closer look at the Swedish side and the threat they pose... But Sweden forced them to come out and stretch themselves from the early stages and, as they showed in Group F against Germany and Mexico in particular, they are effective on the counter attack, putting that to good use; Forsberg and Viktor Claesson run into the spaces in the defence and beyond Marcus Berg. Firstly, he was sent through one-on-one with Yann Sommer but skewed his shot high and wide, but he was to come closer with a second effort.

Their team had just reached a World Cup quarterfinal for the first time in 24 years, and they were going to enjoy the moment.

Tuesday, July 3, at the world Cup in Russian Federation took place the next matches of 1/8 finals, in which Sweden was just one goal to go through to the quarter-finals, but England and Colombia to determine the victor of the 120 minutes was not enough.

Sweden have been playing as organized and team-oriented soccer as anyone at the World Cup this year, and they will need to be just as sound in all facets again on Tuesday. Want to challenge the best Fantasy Managers?

"We've worked this way throughout, we're continuing the same way, and what other teams and countries think about that is not terribly interesting".

"We're not satisfied with this", he said.

Sweden coach Janne Andersson: "It was a surreal feeling to stand at the side of the pitch hearing the fans calling out my name, but football is a team sport and this team, for me, personifies that". But we need to digest this quickly as we have another game coming up soon, on Saturday. "We know how we've got this far", the coach added.

It was an afternoon laced with regret for a Switzerland side that struggled to wear down their disciplined opponents.

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