Russia 2018: England Beat Sweden To Qualify For Their First Semi Finals In 28 Years

Posted on July 07 2018 , at 05:55 pm
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The Three Lions of England broke a 28 years jinx as they triumphed over Sweden to qualify to make an appearance in the semifinals of Russia 2018, their first time since the 1990 World cup in Italy.

The English team looked the favourites to win the game but they knew it wasn’t going to come easy playing a Swedish side.  The game barely had moments of spark in the first half but in the 30th minute, Harry Maguire opened the scoring for England, converting Ashley Young’s header to get his first career goal for England.

After the first game, the English team continued to dominate possession of the game and Raheem Sterling came close to scoring in the 45th minute but the Manchester City Player couldn’t covert his one on one chance. The half ended with England leading on goals and dominating possession by 55 percent.

The second half started off with the same tempo as England continued to hold on to their lead while looking to consolidate the dominance of the game with a second goal. And it was Dele Alli who got the goal for England in the 59th minute. After Jesse Lingard saw his shot blocked, he curled in a great cross which Alli headed in easily.

England held on to their lead for the rest of the game and this team now look set to make history if they beat the winner between Croatia and host country Russia to qualify for their first final since 1966, the only time they have qualified for a final game of the world cup and they won the match by 4 goals to 2 over West Germany

 

 

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