Concerned England fans make the same joke about the referee against Sweden

Tyler Owen
July 10, 2018

It was left to Rakitic to settle things in the shootout, not long after Fernandes had shot wide.

It was just a second England victory over Sweden in nine competitive meetings, and sets up a clash with either hosts Russian Federation or Croatia on July 11 in Moscow for a place in the final.

The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked nation in the tournament, were trying to make it to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since the Soviet Union team finished fourth at the 1966 tournament in England. The Croatians lost to France in the semis 20 years ago.

"We want to create more clear chances and we can".

"I'm not sure anything went wrong as such. Thank God everything is fine with him".

Alongside Manchester City duo John Stones and Kyle Walker, he saw out England's first clean sheet of the tournament - a factor that will have pleased Southgate no end, after expressing his desire to see defensive improvements during Friday's pre-match news conference.

Even then it fell to Sterling although instead of teeing up Kane he chose to shoot with the ball deflected over by Andreas Granqvist.

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It remains unknown when the two friends will enjoy fish and chips at Wembley, but it's more likely the highly anticipated meeting will take place later this year during England's Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. English fans went into full meltdown and poured into the streets singing and chanting.

"They have been prepared to park their club rivalries at the door", Southgate said. "And he who does, wins". He had considered 3-4-3 an option at this World Cup - he seems set to play three-at-the-back come what may - but has not done that. After that match, Subasic revealed he had been playing in tribute to a dead friend.

A Dele Alli header in the 59th minute has given England a 2-0 victory over Sweden and took his team to advance to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990.

England achieved something David Beckham's generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup.

"It means a lot to us", Tottenham player Dier, speaking in Portuguese to ESPN Brasil's Francisco de Laurentiis, said. "We have seen the reactions back home and it's been unbelievable, so we will hopefully give them many more great moments".

"[Putin] watched, he was rooting for the team".

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