SAMARA, Jul. 7, 2018 (AMP) — Russia 2018 : England reached the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 2-0 win against Sweden (halftime: 1-0) on Saturday night at the Cosmos Arena in Samara.
England dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by defender Harry Maguire in the 30th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Englishs further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Alli in the 59th minute.
Fixtures and Results : Second stage
Sweden at the World Cup
- 12 appearances (first in 1934)
- 20 participations in the qualifications (first in 1934)
- Statistics: Runners-up (1958) Third Place (1950, 1994) Fourth Place (1938)
England at the World Cup
- 1 title (1966)
- 15 appearances (first in 1950)
- 18 participations in the qualifications (first in 1950)
- Statistics: Champions (1966) Fourth Place (1990)
- 7 July 2018
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