England into semi-final after win over Sweden

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England's Dele Alli, 2nd left, scores his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.

It was in in 1990 when England last reached the semi-finals of the tournament.

"[Pickford] proved in the last game how big he is for this team so we'll all be celebrating together". They will now face either Croatia or Russian Federation, who play later on Saturday, and Andersson said the Three Lions can go the distance.

As the World Cup continues we may have to witness other celebratory Fortnite moves, so try your best to keep that old saying in mind: Don't hate the player, hate the dances inspired by video games. England seemed nervous but finally profited from the familiarity of a corner routine - the eighth set-piece in fact from which they have scored at the World Cup.

Viktor Claesson drilled over for Sweden early on with an ambitious attempt from distance, while Harry Kane, the tournament's leading scorer with six goals, dragged wide after a penetrating run by Raheem Sterling.

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"I did my best to bring as many Swedes as I could", Swedish fan Mats Sjoberg said. England had not kept a clean sheet in their four previous matches and had Pickford to thank for ensuring they did not concede this time.

Sweden manager Janne Andersson feels England are good enough to win the World Cup after beating his side 2-0 on Saturday. It was England's most convincing performance of the group stage when it came to shape and possession, with the team also taking its chances, shooting on frame twice and scoring both of them.

Sterling's movement was very good, though, causing Sweden's slow defense problems throughout.

Virtually from the kickoff, Sweden sent a long pass forward to tall striker Ola Toivonen and looked for a flick-on.

Leicester defender Harry Maguire is the latest England player to become a World Cup meme. "I felt that we had the match in our hands".

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