VIDEO : #Russia2018 World Cup : Sweden vs Switzerland 1-0 || WATCH Match Highlights



Emil Forsberg’s deflected strike booked Sweden a place in the World Cup quarter-finals after a 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday afternoon.

A disappointing last-16 match was settled by a scruffy winning goal in the 66th minute, as defender Manuel Akanji accidentally steered the ball past Yann Sommer to set up a clash with either Colombia or England on Saturday.

The result means Sweden have reached their first quarter-final since 1994 and are just two victories away from their second World Cup final, while Switzerland, who had Michael Lang sent off for denying Martin Olsson a clear goalscoring opportunity in injury time, are on their way home after a flat display.




But while the Swedes secured their third clean sheet in four matches at Russia 2018, the goal came from one of only three shots on target and neither Colombia nor England will have seen much to concern them in an attacking sense.

Player ratings

Sweden: Olsen (7), Lustig (7), Lindelof (7), Granqvist (7), Augustinsson (7), Claesson (6), Svensson (6), Ekdal (5), Forsberg (7), Berg (5), Toivonen (5).

Subs: Olsson (6), Krafth (6), Thelin (n/a)

Switzerland: Sommer (7), Lang (5), Djourou (6), Akanji (6), Rodriguez (7), Behrami (6), Xhaka (6), Shaqiri (6), Dzemaili (6), Zuber (6), Drmic (6)

Subs: Embolo (6), Seferovic (6)

Man of the match: Emil Forsberg










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