It was another day in the FIFA World cup 2018 and the tournament got its last two quarterfinalists. Sweden beats Switzerland to advance in the game and England wins penalty shootout to beat Colombia and break its shootout curse. The teams didn’t have an easy win as the opponents were fully loaded. The Round of 16 ends here with these two quarterfinalists saving their journey. Watch the highlights here!
The match between Sweden and Switzerland took an interesting turn when the teams were at a score of 0-0 in the first half. The probable draw ended with a goal in the 66th-minute by Sweden. Maintaining its lead, the Swedish didn’t let the Swiss score even in the added time. The second match saw England vanquish Colombia in penalty shootouts. Playing to a 1-1, the teams went through a shootout of 4-3 and England won its battle.
Sweden vs Switzerland: The first half of the match between the two European teams was goalless. Swedish were prompt enough to block a shot from the dominant Swiss who maintained possession. The first half had passed and there was no goal from either of the teams. The second half witnessed some action at the 66th minute when Emil Forsberg shot a goal. There were plenty of other shots but none could make it a goal. The game was largely defensive and lacked attack, helping the Swedish maintain their score in the added time. It was another historic win and Swedish had reached the quarterfinals the first time after 1994.
England vs Colombia: The match saw a goalless first half. In the 57th minute, converting a penalty after he was heaved by Carlos Sanchez at a corner, Harry Kane had scored a lead for the English. It was Harry Kane’s sixth goal of the tournament and his boys were making unsuccessful attempts in front of Colombians. Los Cafeteros could not score during the match hour but Yerry Mina pulled a shot in the added time to equalise the score. The game proceeded to a penalty shootout where England broke their curse and won the shootouts with 4-3.
Thr triumphant English and Swedish are set to take on each other in the quarterfinals scheduled on Saturday, July 7th. As the match proceeds ahead, many of the teams including Swedish have made it much ahead of their past World Cup experiences.