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07 July, 2018, 08:18 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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Forsberg was quiet in the group stage but the attacking midfielder's skills and slick movement stood out against Switzerland in an otherwise scrappy game between two of Europe's less-decorated nations.

His goal was scruffy, though.

Emil Forsberg's strike from outside the penalty area would likely have been saved by Sommer, but it took a wicked deflection off Manuel Akanji's outstretched foot, leaving the Switzerland keeper with no chance.

Sweden's route to the quarters has not been easy. Sweden will now face the victor of England versus Colombia game which will be played later during the day.

Sweden will square off against Switzerland in the 2018 World Cup Round of 16 on Tuesday Kick-Off at 1600hrs (Zimbabwe time) at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium.

Forsberg has been Sweden's most promising player at this World Cup, but up to now has only shown glimpses of his true quality.

The countries may have never met at a major tournament but the head to head record is pretty even, with Switzerland winning 11 of the 29 clashes to Sweden's 10, while there's been eight draws, and we like the look of another draw and under 2.5 goals at 9/4, with a goalless draw priced at 11/2 with Paddy Power.

They are unbeaten in Russian Federation, have scored in every game and a defeat against Portugal last October is the only blemish in an impressive run of results over the past two years.


Sweden had the opportunity to double their lead in the final minutes as a penalty was awarded after Michael Lang got sent off for barging over Martin Olsson in the area. Switzerland was fortunate to still be alive at that point.

After a barren first period in which chances were at a premium, the teams came on much stronger in the second half, determined to get the better of the other.

Moments later it was Sweden's turn to threaten, Marcus Berg put through but sending his attempted half-volley from an angle wildly off target. But Sweden got past them, just as they got out of a group containing world champions Germany. The whistle went, and they danced and sung in front of their light but loud support, ecstatic simply that they were World Cup quarter-finalists once more.

The Swiss certainly weren't playing like a team ranked No. 6 in the world and with only one loss in their previous 25 games.

Swedish players celebrate Emil Forsberg's goal against Switzerland at the World Cup on July 3.

Sweden right back Mikael Lustig will miss the quarterfinals after collecting his second yellow card of the tournament for a tug on Switzerland striker Josip Drmic in the first half. The team's top scorer to date is center-back Andreas Granqvist with two goals.

Lustig dragged a long-range attempt in the first half sideways and it went out for a throw-in. The call was quickly overturned with the help of VAR, calling for a free kick instead, and allowing Sweden to completely dominate the rest of the match.

Referee Damir Skomina referred the incident to the video assistant referee, who correctly ruled that contact was made just outside the box.

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