Sweden are easy to analyse, hard to beat - coach Andersson

Cheryl Sanders
July 7, 2018

One key area where the quarter-final could be won or lost is on set-pieces, with both teams excelling in this regard so far.

"I'm confident - but then again I always am".

Despite all the pre-tournament jitters, Russian Federation 2018 has turned out to be one of the best World Cups ever, with high drama and memorable goals making for a thrilling spectacle.

Despite an early setback against Spain that looked set to put an end to their World Cup hopes, Russian Federation managed to take La Roja to penalties, where they triumphed to secure a quarter-final berth on home soil.

Sweden have impressed in Russian Federation despite-or perhaps because of-Zlatan Ibrahimovic's absence, with their organisation and team ethic making them a force to be reckoned with. Former World Cup champs still in Russian Federation to compete are Brazil, England, France, and Uruguay.

"The striker Kane can be the top scorer at this World Cup", added Eriksson". Italy couldn't score in 180 minutes in the qualifying play-offs.

"There are more people coming over, I know people that are coming over now", he said. Germany struggled in the group stage and needed Toni Kroos' free-kick to save them. Switzerland, ranked sixth in the world, were expected to come through their last-16 encounter in Saint Petersburg - but once more Sweden refused to be brushed aside with another battling performance.

With England looking to continue their assault towards the latter stages against Sweden and host nation Russian Federation taking on Croatia, the Soccer Saturday pundit has offered his views on how things will unfold.

England will be delighted the veteran won't be taking to the field on Saturday, with the La Galaxy man having scored all four goals in a 4-2 win for the Swedes last time the two sides met in a friendly back in November 2012.

"Now it's not just about how good you are". Meatballs and pickled herring are among the nation's favourite dishes - while what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon when the football is not on than by heading down to IKEA to pick up some flat-pack furniture?

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