Sweden beats Switzerland 1-0 in the Round of 16 match
07 July, 2018, 08:17 | Author: John Swanson
With the game deadlocked, Forsberg found space on the edge of the area and his 66th-minute shot looped in off defender Manuel Akanji to set up a clash with either Colombia or England.
The second half began just like the first, with Sweden looking the most likely team to score. It's the third time in four games Switzerland has conceded the opening goal.
Sweden were initially awarded a penalty for that offence but it was changed to a free-kick on the edge of the box after a review by VAR. Of these, only the Swiss are in the top 10 of Fifa's rankings.
Moments later it was Sweden's turn to threaten, Marcus Berg put through but sending his attempted half-volley from an angle wildly off target. A header would have been a much better option.
But it was not just the Swedes who were guilty of profligacy in front of goal. Blerim Dzemaili and Valon Behrami will feature in midfield, while Steven Zuber and centre-forward Haris Seferovic will provide pace on the break.
Having helped boot reigning champions Germany out of the competition in the group stage, the Swedes have now disposed of what was the highest-ranked team left in the bottom-half of the draw.
Underestimate them at your peril.
Both sides were guilty of squandering good chances in the two halves. The trouble was, against Sweden, another very organised outfit, they were played at their own game.
Lukaku looking to silence detractors against Brazil
Brazil coach Tite dismissed talk that his team is the favourite to win the match against Belgium , let alone the World Cup . Meanwhile, Brazil will take on the Group G toppers Belgium in the quarterfinal at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on Friday night.
In keeping with Andersson's emphasis on a team ethic for a squad lacking in individual star talent following Zlatan Ibrahimovic's retirement from global football, Forsberg has had to sacrifice some of his qualities for the team.
Both teams are chasing history when they meet in the all-important pre-quarter-final today.
And having not reached the last eight at the World Cup for 64 years, Switzerland were favourites to win a tie against supposedly limited opponents.
Xherdan Shaqiri looked to pull the strings for Switzerland and he imposed himself on the game early by delivering unsafe balls for Blerim Dzemaili and Josip Drmic, but neither could make the majority.
With 10 minutes to go, Embolo had a header scrambled away from nearly on the line by Forsberg who, along with Lustig, was substituted in a double change as time ticked away, Emil Krafth and Martin Olsson coming on.
It seems to wrong to single out an individual when victory was the outcome of a strong team dynamic but central defender and skipper Andreas Granqvist epitomised all that was good about his team.
After the victory against Switzerland, Andersson deflected a question about whether Sweden is starting to think about winning its first World Cup.
If it beats Sweden, Switzerland would reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1954.
Sweden are unbeaten in their last three games against Switzerland (W1 D2) although their last encounter was in March 2002 (1-1). They had failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their group matches, and it showed.
Forsberg scored his first World Cupgoal for Sweden with his 14th shot of the tournament.
They are World Cup quarter-finalists, Switzerland not quite swatted aside in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, rather ground down and eliminated. No other player had had more without scoring.
But anyone who has followed Switzerland closely over the past two years will not be surprised by the team's progress to the pre-quarterfinals, reports Xinhua news agency. We clearly wanted to do more. "We're best at maximising".
"We're not satisfied with this: we want to win the next match as well. But in the end it wasn't enough". We know that we are a good team and that we have earned our successes.
"We've been very fortunate so far, that is true, but what we've seen throughout the tournament is that in spells we have been playing very well", Petkovic said on the eve of the match.
"We're going to focus on one thing when we've digested this victory, and that's the game on Saturday". Find us on Facebook too!
The Brit has been continued to compete despite the ongoing doping case against him and won the Giro D'Italia in May. A decision is set to be made the following day, with just three days to go until the start in the Vendee on July 7.
Meanwhile, the White House has used its official Twitter account to attack Democratic Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. Any of them, along with local law enforcement, can be tasked with tracking down potentially unsafe illegal immigrants.
Nearly 6.4m new worldwide subscribers were added in the final quarter of a year ago , along with more than 1.9m users from the US. Aside from HDR support that would of course require compatible hardware, there are no other new features in the Ultra plan.
Regardless, England will not care one bit what he thinks, and will go into the quarter-finals of the World Cup in buoyant mood. A brief screen outage in the closing minutes of normal time added even more drama to the evening's activities.
Especially after Donald Trump imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum and called out Canada's dairy industry . Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government released on Friday the full list of items that Canada is targeting.
He moved beyond the previous world record T20I high score of 156, which he set against England 2013, with his ninth six. Finch's sparkling innings of 172 came off just 76 deliveries and included a stunning 16 fours and 10 sixes.
There were fewer than 400 Con Edison customers without power as of 6:42 p.m., but power issues are more likely in extreme heat. Given it's the first heat wave of the summer, it is important to remember and practice hot weather safety measures.
Trudeau also spoke Friday with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to keep him up-to-date on Canada's response to the US tariffs .
Thierry Henry and Eden Hazard console emotional Neymar
Brazil nearly equalised immediately, Neymar dribbling down the left and finding Gabriel, only for his effort to go amiss. They paid an immediate price when Fernandinho nodded Eden Hazard's corner into his own net unpressured after 13 minutes.
President Trump Campaigns In Great Falls
Tester is one of 10 Senate Democrats running for re-election in states that Trump won in the 2016 election. Mechanic Shane Hegle said he drove 120 miles from his Cut Bank Home to be among the first in line.
Trump interviews Amul Thapar for U.S
He played the same role in the successful confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch past year . Wade , leaving it up to each individual state to legalize abortion or make it illegal.