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Zlatan Ibrahimovic loses England-Sweden bet to David Beckham

Zlatan Ibrahimovic loses England-Sweden bet to David Beckham

England defied nearly three decades of disappointment to move confidently into the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990 as headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli downed a dogged but toothless Sweden 2-0.

The last time England made the World Cup semi finals was 1990 in Italy when they bowed out to West Germany in a penalty shoot-out.

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

"Yo David Beckham, if England wins, I buy you dinner anywhere you want in the world, but if Sweden wins, you buy me whatever I want from Ikea, ok?"

According to the hotel management, they believe the alarm went off due to either someone smoking in their room or someone accidentally hitting a fire alarm switch.

England met Sweden in an oddly subdued game, with numerous stadium's seats left free despite the importance of the World Cup quarter final, and Germany may be to blame.

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They lacked the resilience displayed in the last-16 defeat of Switzerland, but Andersson said the outcome was through England's excellence more than anything. It was England's eighth set-piece goal of its 11 in Russian Federation, and the centre back's first in worldwide football.

"The team were resilient, defended well and dominated the game". "To get through the two games this week we needed all of that. Football's coming to homes everywhere".

"Everyone has been able to see this since the beginning of the World Cup, and now we expect to be here until the last day".

The standard of England's crossing has particularly stood out this tournament, and Alli added the second goal by meeting a far-post cross from midfielder Jesse Lingard with a powerful header in the 59th.

"We were fantastic. Sweden made it tough, it was a hard game". The Tottenham man has been defensively sound and his delivery from both set-pieces and open play is a real weapon. I think if you say it's an easy game in a quarter-final of a World Cup then you are pretty stupid to say that.

Sweden got its best chance two minutes into the second half on Marcus Berg's header, but England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford pushed it out of harm's way.


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