Gustav Svensson (L) of Sweden and Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16 soccer match between Sweden and Switzerland in St.Petersburg, Russia, 03 July 2018.
Tuesday Jul 03, 2018. 23:23
Matchday 19 of the 2018 World Cup saw Sweden become the seventh team to book their place in the quarter-finals of the global tournament in Russia.
The Blue-Yellow of Sweden locked horns with their European rivals Switzerland in the first match of day which was played at the Krestovsky Stadium in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg.
Emil Peter Fosberg proved to be the hero for Blue-Yellow as the RB Leipizig attacking midfielder scored the only goal of the match in the 66th minute which saw Sweden secure a 1-0 win over Switzerland's Die Nati.
As a result, Sweden, who finished second in the 1958 World Cup as tournament hosts, advanced to the quarter-finals, while Switzerland bowed out of the competition after recording their first defeat in Russia.
The second game of the game featured South American side Colombia and European giants England at the Spartak Stadium in the capital city of Russia, Moscow.
England's Three Lions broke the deadlock through their captain and star forward Harry Kane, who scored from the penalty spot-kick three minutes before the hour-mark.
However, Yerry Mina had other ideas as the towering defender scored with a good header to make it 1-1 for the Coffee Growers of Colombia in stoppage time and the match ended in a draw in regulation time and extra-time followed.
The 1966 World Cup winners England, went on to win 4-3 on penalties and they booked their place in the quarter-finals, while Colombia crashed out of the competition.
The current tournament top goalscorer Kane, who has netted six goals, will have a chance to add to his tally when England take on Sweden in a quarter-final match at the Cosmos Arena in Samara on Saturday.
Matchday 19, Tuesday 3 July – Results
Last 16, Match 7 – Sweden 1-0 Switzerland - Krestovsky Stadium
Last 16, Match 8 – Colombia 1-1 England (3-4 penalties) - Spartak Stadium