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(SP)RUSSIA-SAMARA-2018 WORLD CUP-QUARTERFINAL-SWEDEN VS ENGLAND by .
Players of England pose for a group photo prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match between Sweden and England in Samara, Russia, July 7, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Ming)

England team defeat Sweden to enter the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990. The winning goals were scored by Harry Maguire and Dele Alli

(SP)RUSSIA-SAMARA-2018 WORLD CUP-QUARTERFINAL-SWEDEN VS ENGLAND by .
Players of England pose for a group photo prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match between Sweden and England in Samara, Russia, July 7, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Ming)

The Three Lions enter the last four in the World Cup for only the third time. They went on to win their home tournament in 1966 but lost to West Germany on penalties in 1990. But the peculiar way this World Cup has shaped up means they will now play the team ranked 20th or 70th in the world for a place in the final – against either Belgium or France, BBC reported.

Gareth Southgate’s side now face hosts Russia or Croatia on Wednesday in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for a place in next Sunday’s final.

England keeper Jordan Pickford pulled off three fantastic saves to keep Sweden out – first turning away a Marcus Berg header, then producing a low stop from Viktor Claesson and finally tipping Berg’s shot over the bar.