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 England’s Dele Alli  scores his side’s second goal during  the 2-0 victory over Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final in Samara. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

England 2 Sweden 0 The increasingly excited/anxious debate about this England side’s progress through the World Cup can be broadly summed up in a co(...)

England’s Harry Maguire scores from a corner in the first half. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

England 2 Sweden 0 Whether football is coming “home” might remain a little less certain than the fans like to suggest in song but as Gareth Southgat(...)

England manager Gareth Southgate: rival teams see no reason to be afraid of his side. photographs:  lee smith/reuters

One of the more remarkable statistics bandied about in the wake of England’s penalty shootout defeat of Colombia on Tuesday was the fact that only two(...)

Emil Forsberg of Sweden scores his team’s first goal past goalkeeper Yann Sommer of Switzerland during the World Cup  Round of 16 match  at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Sweden 1 Switzerland 0 Anyone wondering ahead of kick-off how these two had avoided each other in all eight of the previous tournaments that they ha(...)

Sweden celebrate after winning their Group F encounter with mexico at the 2018 World Cup to advance to the round of 16. Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP Photo

Sweden 3 Mexico 0 Devastated on the pitch, trailing 3-0 after a performance riddled with anxiety and inhibition, with the minutes ticking down on Mex(...)

  Sweden’s Andreas Granqvist celebrates scoring their  penalty. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Sweden 1 South Korea 0 There is a feeling with VAR that all it is doing is replacing one sort of controversy with another. In days gone by, Swedish (...)

France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring with former Monaco teammate Thomas Lemar. Photograph: Reuters

France steamrollered Holland 4-0 with the help of goals from Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe as they edged closer to qualification for next summer’s Wo(...)

Portugal were beaten 2-0 by Switzerland in their opening World Cup qualifier. Photograph: Afp

Switzerland 2 Portugal 0 Switzerland struck twice in quick succession to stun Euro 2016 champions Portugal 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday a(...)

Radja Nainggolan’s fine strike gave Belgium a 1-0 win over Sweden in Nice.

Sweden 0 Belgium 1 La Fin. In France, the country where Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won so many hearts as he played out the last few years of his career i(...)

Sweden striker  Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a training session   in Toulouse ahead of Friday’s meeting with Italy. Photograph:   Vassil Donev/EPA

“Ibra has played seven seasons in Serie A,” says, er, Ibra as Sweden prepare for this afternoon’s game in Toulouse, “and feels a great love for the co(...)

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