England vs Sweden: everything you need to know

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Sure, Geiger has had stellar nights, but this wasn't one of them, and since Federation Internationale de Football Association reviews each referee's performance through the tournament before deciding who will impart justice in the finals, it is probable that the USA will be left without its last representative in the World Cup, much to the relief of many MLS fans.

Certainly more people have learned how to go find its players, 14 of whom play in either Spain, England, Italy, Germany or France, and two of whom, including captain and best player Luka Modric, just celebrated a third straight European Champions League title with Real Madrid.

Although this feisty encounter was the most bad-tempered so far at Russian Federation 2018, it was also a night when England demonstrated the progress that has been made in recent years.

WHY RUSSIA WINS: After watching Russia take down a naive and arrogant Spanish team, who's to say Russia can't beat anyone on this side of the bracket?

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With their dogged defending, tactical discipline, and reliance on penalties, own-goals or any other way possible to get the ball in the back of the net, Sweden haven't been the prettiest team to watch at the World Cup.

This has certainly been a World Cup of viral memes and funnies. England lost its semifinal to West Germany in Turin on penalties before well-behaved fanatics.

On Saturday, England play their quarter-final against Sweden in Samara, with a last-four clash against either Croatia or Russian Federation up for grabs.

Now, Ireland may not have ever actually WON a World Cup, but we are fairly strong on our history.

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England were pegged back 1-1 late on in Moscow, before coming out on top on penalties to set up Saturday's meeting with Sweden for a place in the final four. Check out the brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning, Paddy McKenna and Carl Kinsella featuring LIFELONG ENGLAND FAN Noz Choudry.

The tense penalty shootout at the climax of England knockout match was all too much for some, with heart rates reaching 145bpm.

Since taking over the England reins, Gareth Southgate's workplace has been their St George's Park training complex in Staffordshire.

The teams were level at 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra-time. Through small calls he was pushing us [toward] our goal, that was clear for me.

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Maybe that's an 8-seed. "He went through it this year a little bit with some of our young guys, especially in the playoffs". Depending on the player, he may answer more than one of those needs at once or at least soften the desperation.

Uruguay's success has been built on a solid defence led by Atletico Madrid pair Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin, with the old-fashioned strike partnership of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani doing the damage at the other end with five goals between them.

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