Finally, an expected more over predicted one got the chance in the semi-final. It was England vs Sweden, and the three lions outclassed Sweden 2-0 which took them to the Semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018. It was a big day for Englishmen as they need to change the notion of people who think that they can only win when they are hosting the World Cup. It was a just another day for some people, but fans of England football were waiting for this day to come from years.
Southgate men started their campaign with the continuous attack on Sweden, which was expected from them and their captain Harry Kane stunned the Swedish defence with his footwork on the field at the 30th minute of the game. Harry scored a set piece which was perfectly assisted by Ashley Young. It was the 8th set piece goal of England in this world cup, but the scoreline is yet to double the lead. English midfielder Dele Alli, another star was added on England’s scoreline at the 58th minute of the game, after scoring this goal Dele became the fifth different goal scorer for England. After crushing Sweden 2-0 now, England is on the boat to semifinals for the third time after 1966 and 1990. It has become England’s first win of the knockout stage in a major tournament after beating Ecuador in the last 16 of World cup 2006. In this game, England had 58% ball possession, and Sweden got 42% ball possession, but you can get the reason behind England’s win, and that is the passes, England exchanged 501 passes while Sweden exchanged 366 passes to match the level. In the end, it was England who marched to the Semi-final, and they will face the winner of Croatia vs Russia which is going to be another thriller of the World Cup 2018,Russia.