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What Joe Hart Was Doing While England Beat Sweden In Quarter Final

08 July 2018

The Three Lions followed manager Southgate's advice to grab the chance of a lifetime and produced an industrious display that made a mockery of Swedish quips about entitlement in the build-up.

England have the opportunity to make history once again this afternoon when they take on Sweden for a place in the World Cup semi-finals in Russian Federation.

Alli proved his critics wrong two minutes before the hour mark when he met Kieran Trippier's cross with a deft header to put England firmly in the ascendancy.

The 31-year old, capped 75 times by his country. played every nine of England's ten World Cup qualifiers but Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Nick Pope all got the nod for the showpiece in Russian Federation.

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made several crucial saves throughout the match to record the Three Lions' first clean sheet at Russian Federation 2018. It was England's eighth set-piece goal of its 11 in Russian Federation, and the centre back's first in global football.

"I gathered the players on the pitch and told them we had a bloody good tournament".

There was emotional scenes in Russian Federation and at home among the England fans, who have long suffered from tournament heartbreak. "And also that little ball that Jesse sent in for Dele, that was great".

And while both teams, drinking side-by-side, were civil enough during the game. He denied the Swedes several more times in the second half.

England forward Raheem Sterling has yet to score at the World Cup from his unusual position as the support striker to Kane, and his finishing let him down against Sweden.

If England do beat Sweden and reach the last four, their next match will be in Moscow on Wednesday night, which will be far more accessible.

Maguire then lashed over after a scene of panic in the Sweden area as England chased a third goal, although they were twice indebted to Pickford for preserving their two-goal lead.

And when asked about his own side's poor performance, Andersson commented how it was always going to be tough against a 'really good opponent'.

What Joe Hart Was Doing While England Beat Sweden In Quarter Final