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Headed goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli gave Gareth Southgate's side a relatively comfortable, if not spectacular win over a disappointing Sweden.
Sweden 0-2 England: match report
Centre back Maguire connected with an Ashley Young corner to score his first international goal after 30 minutes as England had much the best of the first half.
Jordan Pickford made excellent saves to deny Marcus Berg, twice, and Viktor Claesson after the break but England generally looked the more dangerous side and were rewarded when Alli headed the second from a Jesse Lingard cross in the 59th minute.
England previously reached the semi-finals in 1966, when they went on to win the World Cup for the only time, and 1990 and will next face either Russia or Croatia, who meet later on Saturday.
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England also were stretched in their Round of 16 tie against Colombia where a 1-1 draw saw many English fans anticipating the dreaded penalty shoot out with morbid trepidation. Astute penalty kick preparation and analysis from the backroom staff was instrumental in seeing the Three Lions prevail to today’s Samara Sweden clash.
Swedish coach Andersson was in confident mood in the pre-match press conference stating: “We're really strong in our beliefs and we really have been from the outset."
England boss Gareth Southgate has done an excellent job in tempering the euphoria after the dramatic Colombia penalty shoot-out win and this was reflected in his pre-match press analysis: “We won the other night but I still had a couple of emails, saying 'really good, but you should be picking this one and that one'’, he joked. “So it’s impossible to please everybody all of the time but you've got to just believe that you're making decisions for the right reasons.”