David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic agree World Cup wager

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Premier League veteran Seb Larsson insists all the pressure is on England when they take on Sweden in this weekend's World Cup quarter-final.

Saturday's quarter-final kicks off at 3pm with temperatures both at home and Russian Federation set to soar above 30C.

Gareth Southgate and his team will be looking to qualify for their first World Cup semi-final since Italia 90, when they lost on penalties to West Germany.

Vardy is not expected to recover from a groin injury he suffered in Tuesday's brutal last-16 victory over Colombia, a match that John Stones has described as probably "the dirtiest" he's ever played in.

But why is Zlatan Ibrahimovic not playing against England today?

After a less-than-successful performance at the European Championships two summers ago and the subsequent retirement of their most influential player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden boss Janne Andersson has transformed the side into one of the most hard to beat teams in European football.

The 36-year-old scored 62 goals in 116 appearances for the Scandinavian nation.

"You've got to have a racehorse trainer's eye at times to sort that out", said Southgate. It feels disappointing but at the same time, I enjoyed it.

"As a bit of fun, we've priced up a tasty 1966/1 multiple - see what we've done there - for a string of events that smoothly fits the tune of the Baddiel and Skinner classic to occur v Sweden".

"It is a nice story as where I came from, what people called the little ghetto, I made the country my country". Russian Federation haven't advanced past the quarter-finals since 1966, while Croatia's run to third in 1998 is their only previous trip into the last four.

If the Swedes can build on the success that have got them this far, they have a solid chance of beating England on Saturday.

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"We'll see, it's a tough question. We want to make people proud back home".

"I don't want to come just because I'm somebody. The team that can handle their feelings best will have an advantage", he said.

He tweeted a picture of himself with super agent Mino Raiola last week and said: "Now the World Cup can officially begin #minoraiola".

Sweden have flourished in Russian Federation and will be looking to secure their place in the semi-finals today.

Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 on Monday, a day before England progressed 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

"Sometimes they can throw you, these teams".

A third put: "Maybe Ibrahimovic was everything wrong with the Swedish national team".

Around 10,000 tickets remain unsold for the quarter-final World Cup clash between England and Sweden. "When it gets to these games, they're not always as honest as they might be about how fit they are".

Both David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are millionaires many times over but that doesn't mean that they don't like making matches more interesting.

Beckham replied on Instagram, saying: "If Sweden win he would personally take Ibrahimovic to Ikea and buy him whatever he needed for the new mansion in LA".

Beckham has since accepted the terms of the wager, but added the clause that Ibrahimovic will have to wear an England jersey at Wembley while he eats fish and chips.

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