Published: Sun, July 08, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

England vs. Sweden final score, recap

England vs. Sweden final score, recap

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was notably called into action early in the second half when he saved Marcus Berg's header.

The squad last won the World Cup in 1966.

England are heading to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years after beating Sweden 2-0 on Saturday.

Continuing to showcase their aerial threat from set-pieces, the Three Lions opened the scoring via a corner, as Maguire headed home.

"We have to be here another week, and it's up to us now which games we play in. The margins were small", Andersson told reporters.

'I am not sure anything went wrong, as such, ' he said.

Swedish players applaud their fans after their loss to England.

After a tepid opening half hour, Maguire was able to spring above his marker and latch on to the end of a floated Ashley Young corner to give the Three Lions the lead.

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He, however, admitted that the South Americans are the favourites to qualify for the semi-final. If we give Brazil a chance, they will take it.


Raheem Sterling has faced some criticism over his struggles to score for England and just before halftime his doubters were handed ammunition when he was twice left alone to bear down on Sweden keeper Robin Olsen.

Southgate's lads stood up: lads forged in the provinces and lower leagues; Dele Alli, Jordan Pickford, John Stones, Jordan Henderson - and great, big, magnificent Harry...

Maguire met up with the same group after the win over Panama, recreating the photo, and those same pals will have been delighted to see him net his first global goal.

England have a long tradition of excellent goalkeepers but also a tradition of playing them beyond their sell-by-date, with fatal consequences.

He said: "I am in a bubble - I have to admit it has been a remarkable rise". He said: "It was a mature performance in a high-pressure game".

Others noted that it's not the first Fortnite dance Alli has done during a game, nor is it the first time one of the dances has been performed during the World Cup. Let us know in the comments section below!

"That's the reward for all the hard work you put into them on the training pitch".

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