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Petkovic: Let them think this half of the World Cup is weak Swedes edge Swiss to reach World Cup quarters
Edward Snyder | 05 July, 2018, 04:49

Dorsett states that Vardy received an injection after the game, but the injury means that he is a doubt for England's quarter final match against Sweden on Saturday.

Back home in Helsingborg, his wife Sofie is already overdue to give birth to their second child.

But, in the last 30 years, how many times have England beaten Sweden?

England have finally broken their penalty shoot-out curse.

Their run to the last eight for the first time since 1994 has been built on three clean sheets in four games, but while hard to break down, they lack a potent force up front.

"In the World Cup play-off, Italy couldn't score in 180 minutes, Germany only scored [in Group F] with a free-kick at the end".

The Leicester forward was due to take a penalty in the shootout but manager Gareth Southgate had to change the plan after Vardy suffered the injury which could well rule him out of the upcoming quarter-final against Sweden.




The Three Lions have quietly gone about their business in Russian Federation so far, but with only eight teams left the role of underdog no longer fits them. Spain were knocked out on penalties by Russia, Cristiano Ronaldo could not drag Portugal past Uruguay and Lionel Messi and Argentina came unstuck once more on the grandest stage of them all. They are very solid and really tough.

Kane goes on to state that his partner keeps saying that it feels like the team is "on a boys' holiday" with everyone "just playing Fortnite" and he says he wants to "enjoy it while it lasts"! And could Roberto Martinez be tempted to start Marouane Fellaini?

"We know what we are capable of but Brazil are the favorites, putting us into a different role", the Belgium boss told Reuters.

Forsberg eventually established himself for Sundsvall before moves followed to Malmo in 2013 and then RB Leipzig in 2015, who he has since helped win promotion and twice finish in the top six of the Bundesliga.

A pub where a mass brawl broke out during yesterday's England match has announced it will not be showing any more World Cup games.

And when Jordan Henderson missed his penalty, it looked as if England were staring at another heartbreaking exit from a major tournament.

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