France beats Uruguay, advances to World Cup semi-finals

FIFA World Cup 2018 Sweden vs Switzerland preview

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Sweden's success at this year's World Cup has been built on defensive organisation and clinical counter-attacks which saw them finish top of a group containing holders Germany.

It's an opportunity Andersson could never have imagined when he took charge after Sweden got eliminated in the group stage of the European Championship in 2016, and was soon to lose its biggest star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, to retirement.

"I thought there could have been several red cards in that game from what happened. It was a hard situation to be in, but we have overcome it and we can be very proud of ourselves", he said.

Identifying the undetermined "we", Reina believes that the incessant "inventing" of new balls ultimately undermines goalkeepers; leaving them with little choice but to guess, or intuit what direction a ball may travel. England were last in the semi-finals at Italia '90, while Sweden made it to the stage in United States of America '94.

"It seems that the four games we won before this one are worth nothing, but that's not true", Tabarez said.

Messi's Argentina and Ronaldo's Portugal both crashed out of the tournament in the round of 16, with Argentina losing 4-3 to France and the Portuguese suffering a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay. We sat back. Jordan Henderson had been looking so good in that defensive midfield role but started to push on. "Today we played against opponents that were stronger than we were".

England will probably be without their back-up striker Jamie Vardy for Saturday's game, due to a groin strain, although injury worries for Ashley Young and Kyle Walker appear not to be so serious.

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However, Matuidi will have to watch from the dugout as he is serving a one-game suspension for picking up two yellow cards.

"Football isn't that simple".

England captain Kane, along with Brazil star Neymar and France forward Kylian Mbappe, will look to take the headlines in their absence and Southgate believes a new era of global football has been ushered in this summer.

"Of course the loss hurts, but we do not have the right to be dramatic".

England have endured a mixed campaign so far.

"Set-pieces will be one key factor".

He will be 35 by the time the next World cup comes around and knowing very well that life in the four years could change drastically, "El Pistolero" would not be short of motivation as he makes one final attempt to bury his tarnished image of the past and recreate one for the future.

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