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Los Angeles Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic backs his homeland Sweden to win the World Cup ahead of a quarter-final showdown Saturday against England.

They also became only the second team to beat three different South American sides - Peru, Argentina and Uruguay - in a single World Cup tournament, after The Netherlands in 1974.

Berg had emerged from the shadow of Zlatan Ibrahimovic since he retired from worldwide football in 2016 and his coach is adamant it is just a matter of time until he breaks his duck in Russian Federation.

"It's risky if I start to get carried away, but I'm proud of the way we're playing", he said. I didn't think for one minute their hearts would give way. There were things that we've never experienced - it was just so surprising to come across those things.

"Maybe it's this sort of match that we needed for the future", said Hazard, the captain. England were last in the semi-finals at Italia '90, while Sweden made it to the stage in United States of America '94.

Mbappe is "creating his own chances and at the same time going at the back of defenders", Saha said, talking about the teenager's style. Mentally, they were very, very strong.

"It's a great opportunity, and although our team will be individually better in two years, we might not have this opportunity again", he told the BBC.

"This is how we play, this is what we need to do".

Jamie Redknapp has urged Gareth Southgate to stick to his attacking instincts if Dele Alli misses Saturday's game with Sweden.

"Football isn't that simple. So you've got to have a racehorse trainer's eye at times to really try and sort that out", he said. Uruguay, the unlikely qualifiers who beat Portugal to make it here, against France, a team that looks like it could easily win the entire championship.

"We need to get the defence right, we need to be courageous when we have possession".

"We have a clear game plan and we are playing according to that", Andersson said.

The petition argues that it was a "non-existent" foul on Harry Kane that saw England awarded a penalty and that Carlos Bacca's goal in extra-time should have stood.

"Set-pieces will be one key factor".

"However much that sometimes I may have opinions contrary to some refereeing decisions, I have absolute respect for the work - not easy - that the institution and the referees do".

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