Social media reacts to England's win over Sweden

The side had been impressive in the tournament this year and after a long 28 years, they advanced to their first World Cup semi-final!

The opening stages of the game passed by without incident as both teams appeared slightly overawed by the possibility of progressing further in the competition and it took a 30-yard strike from Sweden's Viktor Claesson to break the tension.

But the performances of Gareth Southgate's young lineup in Russian Federation are being celebrated wildly back home.

Maguire's header following an Ashley Young corner gave England the lead on the half-hour.

As England entered its second half against Sweden, an unmarked Dele Alli scored the second goal.

"They were better than we were and I have the greatest respect and congratulations to England".

That was England's eighth set-piece goal at this World Cup, but, while they are lethal from dead balls, apart from Kane they are not blessed with too many other sharp shooters.

Should he stick to his promise, Ibrahimovic could be in the stands for England's first friendly after the World Cup's completion scheduled to be against Switzerland at Wembley on September 11.

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England's Dele Alli, 2nd left, scores his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018.

"I'm not sure what you'd call someone like that", Kane said.

Sterling's movement was very good, though, causing Sweden's slow defense problems throughout.

The last time Sweden reached the semi-finals was in US 1994 where they finished third while England last made it into semi-finals in Italy 1990. So, we're gonna have to unsettle them: get in their faces.

"[Pickford] proved in the last game how big he is for this team so we'll all be celebrating together".

"So much preparation for this game, I thought we were fantastic, Sweden made it hard".

"We knew it was going to be such a different game after having extra time and penalties against Colombia with all the emotion and the energy", he told BBC Sport.

Croatia then went ahead with a soft header in the eleventh minute of extra time but Brazilian-born Fernandes headed the hosts level with five minutes of play remaining to send the game to penalties. But youth, efficiency, and belief have carried this team within one victory of the World Cup final.

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