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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 - 9:44
England and Sweden to meet in quarter-final clash
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England won a World Cup penalty shootout for the first time on a night of high drama in Moscow, overcoming Colombia to secure a quarter-final meeting with Sweden.
 
Amid a fevered atmosphere inside Spartak Stadium, Eric Dier scored the winning kick after Jordan Pickford's brilliant save from Carlos Bacca.
 
England's famous victory sets up a meeting with Sweden in Samara on Saturday.
 
Manager Gareth Southgate celebrated with his staff while his players mobbed the heroes Pickford and Dier after their first win at the knockout stage of a major tournament since 2006.
 

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Meanwhile, in the earlier game, Sweden defeated Switzerland in a strangely compelling but untidy tie in St Petersburg.
 
Emil Forsberg struck the decisive blow midway through the second half with a shot that deflected off the luckless Manuel Akanji and left Yann Sommer stranded in the Swiss goal.
 
Sommer had brilliantly clawed away a shot on the turn from Marcus Berg in the first half and denied Haris Seferovic late on but it was undoubtedly a game that was more about missed opportunities than good saves.
 
Both sides were guilty of squandering good openings - and Switzerland ended it with 10 men after Michael Lang was dismissed in injury time for a push on Martin Olsson, who was clean through on goal.
 
The referee initially gave a penalty but changed his decision to a free-kick after a review.
 
That will not bother the Swedes, who have reached the last eight of this competition for the first time since 1994.
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