England qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup by beating Sweden 2-0 in Saturday’s quarter-final match. Harry Maguire scored in the 30th minute with Dili scoring the second goal in the 59th minute. England qualified for the second round in Group G with six points and beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties in the last 16 after the original and extra time ended in a 1-1 draw.
While the Swedish team advanced to this role after taking the top of Group F with six points behind the goals of the Mexican team, and then beat the Swiss team 1 / zero in the knockout stage.
He is scheduled to meet England in the semifinals of the match between the Russian and Croatian teams later in the day. England qualified for the semi-finals for the first time since the World Cup in 1990 when they finished fourth. England is looking for their second World Cup title after winning the title in 1966.
The two teams have met 24 times in the past, with England winning eight games and nine matches, and Sweden have won seven games. Excessive care was the dominant feature at the start of the match as the two teams preferred not to rush aggressively and rely on short passes to break the rival’s defense, which restricted the playing in midfield.
The game remained in the center of the field until the 12th minute, which saw the first attempt on goal when Sweden’s Victor Claison, a strong shot from outside the penalty area, but far from the goal.
The England reply came in the 19th minute when Rahim Stirling started the ball until he reached the Swedish side of the penalty area. One of the Swedish defenders tried to cut the ball to Harry Kane, who met with a powerful ground shot but passed right-back goalkeeper Robin Olsen.
The game was confined to the midfield until the 30th minute, which saw England’s first goal when Ashley Young played the ball into the penalty area from a corner kick by Harry Maguire and hit the ball with a header.
After the goal, the Swedish team intensified their attacks in search of the equalizer but failed to penetrate the strong defense and regulation of the English team to be confined to playing in the middle of the stadium.
England almost scored the second goal in the last minute of the first half when they played a long ball behind the defenders of Stirling to separate goalkeeper Ulcin, where he dodged but the defenders of the Swedish team clashed on the English player who hit the ball to hit one of the Swedish defenders and went to a corner but was not exploited. The stoppage time passed without a new whistle before the referee gave the whistle of the end of the first half as the England team advanced to Sweden 1-0.
With the start of the second half, the Swedes intensified their attacks in search of a goal equalizer, while at the same time, England retreated to the center of the stadium to maintain its lead and relied on counter-attacks. England goalkeeper Gordon Beckford saved his country from a certain goal in the 47th minute when he played a cross from the left into the penalty area for Marcos Berg to meet with a header that Beckford clutched with his fist.
After that attack, the English team regained their offensive activity and the Swedish team exchanged the attacks, taking advantage of the free space that appeared in the Swedish defense because of the offensive rush. In the 59th minute, England managed to score the second goal when Jesse Leonard played a cross from the right-hand side of the Swedish box on the right and Dili Alley hit the ball from inside the box.
The Swedes almost reduced the gap in the 61st minute when they played a ground cross in the penalty area of the English team set up by Marcus Berg to Victor Claison, who met with a strong ground shot Beckford responded to bounce back to Claison again, but the defenders managed to keep the ball away.
In spite of the offensive attempts of the Swedish team, however, failed to form any danger on goal, while the attacks of the England team is more dangerous because of the vacant space in the defense of the Swedish team. In the 72nd minute, the Swedes came back to the game when John Guidetti took the ball into the penalty area to pass across from Marcos Berg before Beckford tipped the ball into a corner.
After that attack, the game was confined to midfield until the 87th minute when England striker Harry Maguire received his first yellow card when he blocked John Guidetti. Sweden’s Sebastian Larsen received a yellow card in the fourth minute of the qualifying period Rather than lost.
The remaining time went on without a second whistle to give the whistle a 2-0 win over England and qualify for the semi-finals.