Sweden’s midfielder Emil Forsberg (C) celebrates a goal with teammates during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Sweden and Switzerland at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO
Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, with a deflected Emil Forsberg effort proving the difference between the two sides.
The match in Saint Petersburg was a tight encounter of few chances but Forsberg’s shot in the 66th minute took a deflection off Manuel Akanji, leaving goalkeeper Yann Sommer stranded.
Sweden will meet either England or Colombia in the last eight.
World Cup quarter-final match-ups
Quarter-final match-ups in the World Cup after Tuesday’s early last-16 match:
At Nizhny Novgorod: Uruguay v France
At Kazan: Brazil v Belgium
At Sochi: Russia v Croatia
At Samara; Sweden v Colombia or England
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