FIFA World Cup 2018 Last 16: Sweden, England knock out Switzerland, Colombia
Friday, July 6, 2018
On Tuesday, Sweden defeated Switzerland 1–0 and England defeated Colombia 4–3 on penalties in the FIFA football World Cup in the Last 16 knockout phase. Sweden is now scheduled to play England in the quarter-finals.
Sweden vs Switzerland
Sweden faced Switzerland at thein the first match of the day. The Swiss side had greater ball possession and made an early attempt for goal but missed. The Swedish side had multiple attempts to open the scoring, with , and trying to find the net, but their shots missed the target or were blocked. Lustig was shown a yellow card in the 31st minute for a bad foul, the only one to be booked in the first half.
In the 61st minute,received a yellow card, the first Swiss player to be booked in the game. Five minutes later, scored a goal from 's assist, putting Sweden in the lead. In the 68th minute, was also shown a yellow card. In the injury time, Sweden was awarded a penalty kick and was sent off after receiving a red card. But after referring with the video assistant referee, the penalty was cancelled as the foul happened outside the penalty area. Sweden won a freekick outside the penalty area. Toivonen's freekick was saved by Swiss goalkeeper . The match ended with Sweden winning 1–0.
After the match, Switzerland's coachsaid, "We're sorely disappointed, the whole team is. We clearly wanted to do more. We should have done better but were simply below par and not good enough to win the game."
Sweden's coachsaid, "It was a surreal feeling to stand at the side of the pitch hearing the fans calling out my name, but football is a team sport and this team, for me, personifies that. We all work so hard for each other on and off the pitch. We know that we are a good team and that we have earned our successes."
Colombia vs England
Colombia faced the English side at Moscow's . England had greater ball possession in the match. Both sides had multiple attempts to open the scoring, but nobody found the net. Colombia's was yellow-carded in the 41st minute.
In the second half, three more players,, and England's were booked. Sánchez brought down in the penalty area and England was awarded a penalty kick, which Kane converted. 's attempt to equalise for Colombia at the end of the one-hour mark was blocked. Colombia made a substitution in the 62nd minute, as was substituted off for . A minute later, missed a chance to double the lead for England. and Bacca were booked in the 63rd and 64th minute while England's was booked in the 69th minute. In the final ten minutes of the 90-minute match, and replaced Alli and . Colombia scored an equaliser in the injury time when 's header from 's assist found the back of the net. The second half ended with both the sides tied at 1–1.
In the additional time,was taken off due to injury and was replaced by . The additional time saw no goals, and the match went on to the penalty shoot-out.
Falcao, Cuadrado andscored their penalty-kicks for Colombia; while Kane and Rashford scored for England. 's kick was saved by Colombian goalkeeper and missed his penalty kick for Colombia. scored from the spot-kick, while Bacca's penalty was saved. Eric Dier scored the winning penalty for England.
After the match, Colombia's coach
|July 3, 2018|
|Sweden||1–0||Switzerland||Saint Petersburg, Russia, |
Referee: ( )
|0–0 (HT)|| 61' |
|July 3, 2018|
|Colombia||1–1 ()||England||Russia, , |
Referee: ( )
||3–4 (pentalties)|| 57' (pen.) |
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