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Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli settled the quarter-final tie at the Samara Arena.

If you stayed up to watch the game then you would have witnessed England's 2-0 victory over the Swedes. We were faced with a good team, England were the best team today.

Defender Harry Maguire gave his squad a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute and England never looked back.

England's deep run also is a surprise. Not even the England side from the early 21st century, containing stars like Beckham, Steven Gerrard and a young Wayne Rooney, ever got this far at a major tournament.

Croatia have beaten hosts Russian Federation 4-3 in a penalty shootout to advance to a Fifa World Cup semifinal against England.

South Africa 2010 ended with a second-round exit against Germany, while four years ago in Brazil, Roy Hodgson's team finished bottom of their group and were on the first flight home.

"I believe that they will be perfectly able to go all the way".

"England are a strong team, especially at set-pieces", Andersson said at a post-match conference.

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But Stones made a nonsense of Maradona's allegations, saying: "I'd never seen a game like that before and how they behaved". England took the lead early in the second half with Harry Kane successfully converting a penalty .

Ashley Young was lining up for the cornerback more than halfway through the first frame.

This was England's most complete performance of Russian Federation 2018 in what was a highly-credible team effort.

The second goal scored by Dele Alli sealed it for England, it was another header, this time from the Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder.

The Americans seem to be going off the boil with their World Cup fever, with England and Croatia demoted to the sidebar.

While Sterling has come in for a lot of racially-motivated unfair criticism over the years, a player of his caliber should really be putting the ball in the net or passing to an open teammate instead of floundering like a fish out of water.

At the start of his tenure in 2016, Southgate realized he had to deliver an important message to his players: Any success with England will be greater than anything achieved with their clubs. I'm proud over my team, I'm proud over my country and if we can do this with football, let us spread this love even without.

"I thought we did well, did well". The English mention it an very bad lot whenever a World Cup comes around, but it has become more of a burden than an inspiration in recent tournaments.

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