World Cup 2018: England beat Sweden 2-0 to reach semi-finals

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    BBC News World Cup 2018: England beat Sweden 2-0 to reach semi-finals



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    England are into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli headers against Sweden.
    Gareth Southgate's side now face hosts Russia or Croatia on Wednesday in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium for a place in next Sunday's final.
    Maguire rose highest to thump home Ashley Young's first-half cross, the eighth of England's 10 goals at this World Cup to come from a set-piece.


    And Alli was unmarked to turn home Jesse Lingard's cross against a lacklustre Sweden in Samara.
    England keeper Jordan Pickford pulled off three fantastic saves to keep Sweden out - first turning away a Marcus Berg header, then producing a low stop from Viktor Claesson and finally tipping Berg's shot over the bar.
    England will discover their semi-final opponents later, with Russia and Croatia kicking off at 19:00 BST.
    The Three Lions are in the last four for only the third time. They went on to win their home tournament in 1966 but lost to West Germany on penalties in 1990.
    But the peculiar way this World Cup has shaped up means they will now play the team ranked 20th or 70th in the world for a place in the final - against either Belgium or France.

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    Line-ups

    Sweden

    • 1Olsen
    • 16Krafth
      Substituted forJanssonat 85'minutes
    • 3Lindelöf
    • 4Granqvist
    • 6Augustinsson
    • 17Claesson
    • 7LarssonBooked at 90mins
    • 8Ekdal
    • 10Forsberg
      Substituted forOlssonat 65'minutes
    • 9Berg
    • 20Toivonen
      Substituted forGuidettiat 65'minutesBooked at 87mins

    Substitutes

    • 5Olsson
    • 11Guidetti
    • 12Johnsson
    • 13Svensson
    • 14Helander
    • 15Hiljemark
    • 18Jansson
    • 19Rohdén
    • 21Durmaz
    • 22Thelin
    • 23Nordfeldt


    England

    • 1Pickford
    • 2Walker
    • 5Stones
    • 6MaguireBooked at 87mins
    • 8Henderson
      Substituted forDierat 85'minutes
    • 12Trippier
    • 7Lingard
    • 20Alli
      Substituted forDelphat 77'minutes
    • 18Young
    • 10Sterling
      Substituted forRashfordat 90+1'minutes
    • 9Kane

    Substitutes

    • 3Rose
    • 4Dier
    • 11Vardy
    • 13Butland
    • 14Welbeck
    • 15Cahill
    • 16Jones
    • 17Delph
    • 19Rashford
    • 21Loftus-Cheek
    • 22Alexander-Arnold
    • 23Pope



    Referee:Björn Kuipers
    Attendance:39,991




    Match Stats

    Home TeamSwedenAway TeamEngland
    PossessionHome42%Away58%ShotsHome6Away12Shots on TargetHome3Away2CornersHome1Away6FoulsHome10Away7


    Live Text

    Posted at
    Match ends, Sweden 0, England 2.



    Full Time

    Posted at 90'+6'
    Second Half ends, Sweden 0, England 2.




    Booking

    Posted at 90'+4'
    Sebastian Larsson (Sweden) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.



    Posted at 90'+4'
    Harry Kane (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.



    Posted at 90'+4'
    Foul by Sebastian Larsson (Sweden).



    Posted at 90'+2'
    Offside, Sweden. Ludwig Augustinsson tries a through ball, but Marcus Berg is caught offside.



    Substitution

    Posted at 90'+1'
    Substitution, England. Marcus Rashford replaces Raheem Sterling.



    Posted at 90'
    Attempt missed. Ludwig Augustinsson (Sweden) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.



    Posted at 89'
    Foul by Harry Maguire (England).



    Posted at 89'
    Andreas Granqvist (Sweden) wins a free kick in the attacking half.



    Posted at 87'
    Eric Dier (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.



    Posted at 87'
    Foul by Pontus Jansson (Sweden).



    Booking

    Posted at 87'
    John Guidetti (Sweden) is shown the yellow card.



    Booking

    Posted at 87'
    Harry Maguire (England) is shown the yellow card.



    Posted at 87'
    Foul by Harry Maguire (England).



    Posted at 87'
    John Guidetti (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.



    Posted at 86'
    Jesse Lingard (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.



    Posted at 86'
    Foul by Martin Olsson (Sweden).



    Posted at 85'
    Eric Dier (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.



    Posted at 85'
    Foul by Andreas Granqvist (Sweden).



    Substitution

    Posted at 85'
    Substitution, Sweden. Pontus Jansson replaces Emil Krafth.



    Substitution

    Posted at 85'
    Substitution, England. Eric Dier replaces Jordan Henderson.



    Posted at 83'
    Kieran Trippier (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.



    Posted at 83'
    Foul by Ludwig Augustinsson (Sweden).



    Posted at 82'
    Attempt blocked. Jesse Lingard (England) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Kane.



    Posted at 80'
    Delay over. They are ready to continue.



    Posted at 79'
    Delay in match Emil Krafth (Sweden) because of an injury.



    Substitution

    Posted at 77'
    Substitution, England. Fabian Delph replaces Dele Alli.



    Posted at 72'
    Harry Maguire (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.



    Posted at 72'
    Foul by Andreas Granqvist (Sweden).



    Posted at 71'
    Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.



    Posted at 71'
    Attempt saved. Marcus Berg (Sweden) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by John Guidetti.



    Posted at 69'
    Corner, England. Conceded by Emil Krafth.



    Posted at 68'
    Attempt blocked. Dele Alli (England) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.



    Posted at 66'
    Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (England) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.



    Posted at 65'
    Corner, England. Conceded by Ludwig Augustinsson.



    Substitution

    Posted at 65'
    Substitution, Sweden. Martin Olsson replaces Emil Forsberg.



    Substitution

    Posted at 65'
    Substitution, Sweden. John Guidetti replaces Ola Toivonen.



    Posted at 62'
    Attempt blocked. Viktor Claesson (Sweden) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.



    Posted at 62'
    Attempt saved. Viktor Claesson (Sweden) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcus Berg.




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  2. flumperino's Avatar

    flumperino said:

    Default Re: World Cup 2018: England beat Sweden 2-0 to reach semi-finals

    Yeah baby. After the first 20 minutes, England played well.
     
  3. piggzy's Avatar

    piggzy said:

    Default Re: World Cup 2018: England beat Sweden 2-0 to reach semi-finals

    Really surprised by that result. To be fair they played really well and Pickford was superb imho
    He really does deserve more recognition especially for the last 2 matches.
     
  4. Rhinoz's Avatar

    Rhinoz said:

    Default Re: World Cup 2018: England beat Sweden 2-0 to reach semi-finals

    Quote Originally Posted by flumperino View Post
    Yeah baby. After the first 20 minutes, England played well.
    I thought Young was playing terrible the first 20 minutes, after that he was fine so I guess the nerves were there not to concede early.

    2 matches left to decide our finishing position in this world cup.