Saturday, October 24, 2020

Sweden vs England – World Cup Preview | Quarter Final

England have a great chance to reach their first World Cup Semi Final since 1990 as the take on Sweden in the Quarter final. The Three Lions will have to face Sweden first, who have looked like a good cohesive unit so far in the competition. The winner will meet whoever wins the Quarter Final between Croatia and Russia in the semis.

Sweden Quarter final

Sweden have looked like a strong side and one which works as a solid unit. This is something that the team lacked when selecting Zlatan Ibrahimović, who was not taken to the tournament. Reliant defender Mikael Lustig will not be available for the side after accumulating too many yellow cards and picking up a suspension.

The team has come together and has been one of the biggest surprises in this tournament, reaching the Quarter Final so far. Sweden’s biggest highlight so far in the competition is beating a much favoured Mexico side 3-0 in the final game of the group stages. Like England, Sweden will have full faith that the side can make it to the Semi Finals. Sweden last reached the semis at USA 1994.

 England Quarter final

Harry Kane Quarter Final
Harry Kane England Talisman & copy; Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

The country has gone football crazy ever since the team looked very impressive in the group stages. After winning their first ever World Cup penalty shootout, the team will go into this match with a huge sense of positivism. The team will have to be careful as many important players are one yellow card away from missing any potential Semi Final.

Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Kyle Walker and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all players who risk missing the next match if they pick up a yellow. Jamie Vardy is an injury doubt after sustaining an injury against Colombia.

Harry Kane will be looking to be the first Englishman to claim the Golden Boot since Gary Lineker won it in 1986. Lineker scored 6 in 1986, while Kane already has 6 goals to his name in this tournament. If England continue with the togetherness they’ve shown so far in the tournament, there is no limit for these set of players.

 

Sweden will play England at 3:00pm GMT at the Samara Stadium in Samara, Russia at the 2018 World Cup.

For more like this, visit our dedicated football page here. Meanwhile, follow us on Facebook for more opinions and analysis right to your timeline.

Similar Articles

Comments

SIMILAR

Why A ‘European Premier League’ Is A Bad Idea

It has been announced that Liverpool and Manchester United are planning talks to join a ‘European Premier...

Reviewing Week 6 Of The NFL

Week 6 is now complete in the NFL. In a week that saw no Thursday Night Football...

A Review Of Week 5 In The NFL

We have seen five weeks fly by in the NFL. We are over a quarter of the...

British Ice Hockey, what could be done better?

People will say the British ice hockey league is just a stepping stone for import players to...

Everton: They Couldn’t, Could They?

Everton are currently top of the Premier League. After four straight wins, Carlo Ancelotti’s men are sitting...

The First Period

First of all thanks for reading my Column, those that know me would say I'm a hockey...

Bears 1 point win makes massive statement

They've made a habit of starting slow in 2020, but the Bears 1 point win over the...

NFL: Review Of Week 4

Week 4 is complete in the NFL and we are now a quarter of the way through...

“I Thought I Was Going To Die”: My Interview With Paul Brown

Last week i has the chance to speak on Zoom with Paul Brown, who can be found...

Assessing Liverpool’s 7-2 Loss To Aston Villa

Liverpool were stunned on Sunday after their 7-2 loss away to Aston Villa. In a match that...