England beats Sweden 2-0, qualifies for the semi-finals

England vs Sweden tactics

England dumped Sweden out of the World Cup on Saturday afternoon.

After the game England Manger Gareth Southgate said it was an "incredible feeling" to secure the historic win his team and the nation had been hoping for!

The 1966 World Cup champions last reached the semifinals in 1990, losing the first of a series of haunting penalty shootouts. "I think we performed really well to get here, we just weren't good enough to beat this side today", Andersson said.

"I know the fans here are enjoying it", Kane said.

Just as he had minimal time to reflect on his history-making contribution, so too do the rest of his team-mates as they ponder another impossibly high-stakes clash on Wednesday.

One player who came on as a substitute against England was defender Pontus Jansson, with the Leeds United ace was thrown on with five minutes to play as a direct option in attack. We got goals from both areas we thought we would as we worked on those.

There were a couple of doubts about the squad going into the game, but Kyle Walker has successfully shaken off a bout of cramp and Dele Alli has shown no signs of fatigue following his thigh trouble earlier in the tournament.

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. It was England's eighth set-piece goal of its 11 in Russian Federation, and the centre back's first in global football.

England promptly cranked up the pressure and pulled further ahead on 59 minutes when a completely unmarked Alli sent a thumping header past Olsen after a first-time cross by Jesse Lingard.

Victor Lindelof has been one of if not the standout player for Sweden at this World Cup.

Sweden last made it to the semifinals in 1994.

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"We felt we could dominate the ball and control the play although we got a bit sloppy near the end of the second half".

England were the last team remaining in the competition without a clean sheet, but a handful of terrific second-half saves from Pickford - twice from Marcus Berg and once from Viktor Claesson - kept Sweden at bay.

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