Concerned England fans make the same joke about the referee against Sweden

Annette Crawford
July 7, 2018

Dele Alli ghosts in at the back post to head past Robin Olsen and England are on the brink of the WorldCup semi-finals - they lead Sweden 2-0.

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England a match against either Croatia or host nation Russian Federation for a place in the final.

England's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden could be played in front of as many as 10,000 empty seats in Samara.

Many football fans make bold claims about their football teams, stating that they will do some random forfeit if their team actually succeeds in the unthinkable.

England survived a penalty shootout to beat Colombia in the Round of 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and now that Three Lions will take on Sweden in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Sweden needed a change in approach and immediately after the restart, they nearly found an equaliser when a cross was delivered for Marcus Berg at the back post, but the forward's header was superbly kept out by the left hand of Pickford.


"But when England win, I want you to come to watch an England game at Wembley, wearing an England shirt and enjoy fish and chips at half time".

England were struggling to get into their stride and it took until the 19th minute for their first opportunity to arrive with Harry Kane dragging wide from 20 yards after good work from Raheem Sterling.

"We had to withstand a lot of physical pressure", said England coach Gareth Southgate.

'We are delighted to have got the first goal from a set-piece because we have worked hard on the training ground and we needed Jordan (Pickford) to pull off a number of saves in the second half. Courtois said after the game that he would have made the save as he's 15 centimeters taller.

That was England's eighth set-piece goal at this World Cup, but, while they are lethal from dead balls, apart from Kane they are not blessed with too many other sharp shooters. It was a sign of what was to come - direct balls, long throws, pressing - but those basic tactics didn't trouble England.

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