England to take on Sweden while hosts Russian Federation meet Croatia in Sochi

The Three Lions flag is triumpahntly held aloft following England's latest World Cup win

The national side will be looking to qualify for their first World Cup semi-final since Italia 90, when they lost on penalties to West Germany, but will have to overcome a record of one win, two defeats and five draws in major tournaments and qualifying campaigns against the Scandinavians.

"I'm fairly indifferent to the game on Saturday because Switzerland got kicked out in their last game, I'm not too happy about that", he says.

The quarter-final lineup for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is set, and the last eight will battle it out on Friday and Saturday to make it to the final four.

Vaila Barsley plays in Sweden for Eskilstuna United and represented England at youth level, although she has gone on to become an worldwide with the Scotland women's team.

The 36-year-Swede, who scored a record 62 goals in 116 games, said "the team that best can handle their feelings will have an advantage". If the fact that they knocked the Swiss out of the last 16 doesn't convince you, remember that in the play-offs against Italy that booked their tickets to Russian Federation, they played 180 minutes against the Italians and failed to concede a goal.

"Sweden today are a very hard team to break down".

In the remaining two-Quarter Finals of the FIFA World Cup today, England will take on Sweden while hosts Russian Federation meet Croatia in Sochi.

Russian Federation surprised me by beating Spain. Again upsetting the odds, Sweden edged out Italy 1-0 over the two-legged play-off to secure their place in Russian Federation.

"You won't find a better team - Sweden are world champions of team spirit".

Eriksson said he had been impressed with the job Southgate was doing with England, describing him as "elegant" and a "calm" presence.

Sports psychologist David Horrocks, director of Sensible Soccer Ltd, says previous results have no statistical bearing or influence on future performance.

Kane should give the Three Lions the edge here, but England rarely make life easy for themselves-it's likely to be a tight game on Saturday.

However, there is one small glimmer of hope as there are a dwindling number of home shirts available from the Adidas Sweden website - but we're talking about a mere handful of extra-small adult sizes. Expect handwringing from bookmakers if England win, who are set to lose £100 million.



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