FIFA WC | England advance to semi-finals after beating Sweden 2-0



July 07, 2018: 

And its a dream come true for England!

England advanced to the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 after beating Sweden 2-0 at Samara Arena on Saturday evening.

England took the lead in the 30th minute when defender Harry Maguire scored his first international goal through a header.
Harry Maguire's header was England's eighth set-piece goal at the 2018 World Cup, the most by a team at a single World
Cup tournament since Portugal in 1966.

The second goal came at the 58th minute through midfielder, Dele Alli's powerful header.

This was the 25th meeting between these sides. England have won eight to Sweden's seven, with night draws.

This was fifth World Cup quarter final for Sweden. They've progressed to the semi-final in three of their previous four (1938, 1958 and 1994), losing only in 1934 against Germany.

England have reached the World Cup quarter-final for the first time since 2006, when they lost on penalties to Portugal. They've not progressed beyond this stage since 1990, when they beat Cameroon 3-2.

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