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01 Uruguay
3
3
0
0
5
9
02 Russia
3
2
0
1
4
6
03 Saudi Arabia
3
1
0
2
-5
3
04 Egypt
3
0
0
3
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01 Spain
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1
2
0
1
5
02 Portugal
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1
2
0
1
5
03 Iran
3
1
1
1
0
4
04 Morocco
3
0
1
2
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1
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01 France
3
2
1
0
2
7
02 Denmark
3
1
2
0
1
5
03 Peru
3
1
0
2
0
3
04 Australia
3
0
1
2
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1
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01 Croatia
3
3
0
0
6
9
02 Argentina
3
1
1
1
-2
4
03 Nigeria
3
1
0
2
-1
3
04 Iceland
3
0
1
2
-3
1
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01 Brazil
3
2
1
0
4
7
02 Switzerland
3
1
2
0
1
5
03 Serbia
3
1
0
2
-2
3
04 Costa Rica
3
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1
2
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01 Sweden
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2
0
1
3
6
02 Mexico
3
2
0
1
-1
6
03 Korea Republic
3
1
0
2
0
3
04 Germany
3
1
0
2
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3
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01 Belgium
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3
0
0
7
9
02 England
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2
0
1
5
6
03 Tunisia
3
1
0
2
-3
3
04 Panama
3
0
0
3
-9
0
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01 Colombia
3
2
0
1
3
6
02 Japan
3
1
1
1
0
4
03 Senegal
3
1
1
1
0
4
04 Poland
3
1
0
2
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News Article  | World Cup 2018

England Break 28-Year World Cup Semi-Final Drought

2018 World Cup Report: Sweden v England 07 July 2018

By SL International - Jul 07, 2018 05:57 PM

2018 World Cup 

Result: Sweden 0-2 England 

Date: 07 July 2018

Venue: Cosmos Arena

England reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990 after they defeated Sweden 2-0 in their quarter-final tie on Saturday afternoon.

The match was a cagey affair in the opening exchanges, with the Swedes sitting deep in their own half while England were searching for a way through.

Harry Kane had the first real chance of the match for the Three Lions in the 18th minute after finding the space to strike at goal from just outside the box but he scuffed his effort wide.

Harry Maguire drew first blood for England on the half-hour mark with a powerful header inside the box following Ashley Young's corner, 0-1.

The Scandinavians were slow to react and, with a few minutes left of the first stanza, the English were in control.

Raheem Sterling should have doubled the lead for England on the stroke of half-time after beating the offside trap to go through inside the box but he fluffed his chance with his strike being blocked.

Marcus Berg came close to finding the equaliser for Sweden a minute into the second half with a well-executed header, but England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford produced a stunning save to tip the effort away.

Dele Alli then made it 2-0 for Gareth Southgate’s charges two minutes before the hour mark with a free header inside the box after getting on the end of Jesse Lingard's cross.

Berg had another chance for the Swedes 20 minutes before time with a sweeping strike inside the box that was tipped over the crossbar by Pickford.

The English were under siege with 15 minutes remaining but were threatening on counter-attacks as the Scandinavians left spaces at the back.

With time running out, the Three Lions ran down the clock with a couple substations to see out the rest of the clash, and they will now face a semi-final clash against the winner between Russia and Croatia.


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SYV Jul 11, 2018 02:05 PM
France vs Croatia on sunday Second star for FRANCE
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Big[®]sykes Jul 08, 2018 05:03 PM
@Zothani_Linda chris rock gave them a clue by saying black dominate physically in sport france saw this in 98_and they won now england is about to win world cup with blacks, but dont foget the guardiola effect, first in spain then germany now it looks like england
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Zothani_Linda Jul 08, 2018 12:51 PM
The blackest English football squad ever. It's a shame that British people (white) don't like how it looks but love winning nun the less...
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clemz7 Jul 08, 2018 07:23 AM
Better this time they can reach the final against Belgium
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JOMMAK Jul 08, 2018 03:41 AM
England final?? I'm afraid after an easy passage in this world cup, unfortunately in Croatia they have reached the end of the lucky streak...final will be France vs Croatia, and Croatia will win
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Ricworld Jul 08, 2018 01:06 AM
A WC of the underdogs....l sense a England vs Belgium final.
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blackmeteor Jul 07, 2018 11:21 PM
France vs. England would be a mouth-watering final..............the oldest rivalry in soccer history.............and Le Bleus will take it.
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blackmeteor Jul 07, 2018 11:13 PM
England deserved the win..........They can beat Croatia..............but only IF they replace Sterling with Marcus Rashford. Also Raheem Sterling must not be on the bench....I lost count of how many chances he wasted, unbelievable.
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Ms Momo Jul 07, 2018 09:32 PM
@Big sykes 100% wonder how did these teams end up at dis stage
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Big[®]sykes Jul 07, 2018 08:33 PM
@Ms Momo i 2nd you miss momo i watched 20min of that game and i stopped just like england v_colombia to me it was match fixing
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Big[®]sykes Jul 07, 2018 08:30 PM
@LukzBucz i hope ukuth croatia iwine namuhla ndodemnyama and watch them deliberately change their game plan and lose against england
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DMatatasela Jul 07, 2018 06:57 PM
Iyoh, 28years is not child's play, this simply justifies that its not easy to reach semi-final spot on World Cup tournament
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Mtwesi Jul 07, 2018 06:44 PM
Congratulations England that's all
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Prayer@k4l Jul 07, 2018 06:38 PM
Belgium vs Croatia 2018 world cup final
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Ms Momo Jul 07, 2018 06:20 PM
don't mean to sound negative but was boring match
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Prayer@k4l Jul 07, 2018 06:20 PM
Players like sterling sucks big time
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LukzBucz Jul 07, 2018 06:13 PM
congratulations to captain Kane and his boys..Golden generation of England this is..commiserations to Sweden very gud game Pickford was the difference tonight
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fanist Jul 07, 2018 06:11 PM
England were lucky in this world cup they didn't get such strong teams after unless for match against Belgium.
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LukzBucz Jul 07, 2018 06:11 PM
@Big[®]sykes Match fixing??ai wena stop it..Sweden was beaten by a very good young,well-balanced and tactically astute England side..I hope croatia wins later tonight so we can have very competitive Semis
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swalala Jul 07, 2018 06:05 PM
Stage is set for England and France in the final

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