Sweden will be tougher test for England than Brazil - Eriksson

Ross Houston
July 5, 2018

"This was special but I want us to go on", said Southgate, whose own penalty miss saw England lose to Germany in the semi-finals of Euro 96 at Wembley.

England booked their place in the last eight by edging past Colombia in a penalty shootout on Tuesday to raise hopes of a first World Cup title since 1966.

That figure could feasibly rise on Saturday and beyond and, in truth, Wimbledon can't compete with those numbers.

Russian Federation take on Croatia for the chance to play either Sweden or England in a semi-final. Andy Murray's 2016 final drew 13.3 million viewers and last year's final, featuring Roger Federer and Marin Cilic, drew a peak of only 6.4 million.


Among the four quarterfinal matches in the World Cup, this England-Sweden tie has the biggest difference in terms of odds as Englishmen are almost a 4-1 favourite to move through.

"They were both fundamental for the victories", he said.

"Everybody knows Neymar's class - he is an admirable and spectacular player", Suarez said at a Uruguay news conference ahead of their game against France. There was dialogue [with FIFA] and there was dialogue between the broadcasters.

"What other teams and countries think about that, you'll have to ask them". At the end of the day, Federation Internationale de Football Association chose to do that'.


The average length of the men's final since 2002 is 2 hours, 45 minutes (via the Telegraph), which means there would be some significant overlap - not that many people in England would likely be watching the tennis.

The World Cup 2018 is running out of fixtures.

'We got the question a long time ago and we answered the question a long time ago, ' a spokesperson for Federation Internationale de Football Association said. When I was repeatedly targeted with violent actions, I felt that I was treated unjustly.

After Russia 2018 was shorn of two of its greatest stars on Saturday, Neymar ensured he would not be joining the exodus of headline talent by dragging Brazil through to the quarter-finals two days later.


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