Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Sweden 'tough to beat', warns coach ahead of England World Cup clash

Sweden 'tough to beat', warns coach ahead of England World Cup clash

Like Emma, Rahim Charache, who lives near Birmingham city centre, has caught football fever after England's last dramatic win and plans to tune in to the next game at home.

"They can give hope to them and, like I said the other day, we're not a team where we just turn up and we're waltzing around strolling around and we've got an entitlement". "It's incredible how we are as a group. I'm waiting for tomorrow's match to deliver a much better performance here", the captain said.

"They think they are going to win and they will get an unpleasant surprise on Saturday".

England and Sweden have twice met at the World Cup with both encounters in 2002 and 2006 ending in stalemates.

"England have just played a long, tough game with extra-time, and they have hubris".

"It would be easier for England to beat Brazil than to beat Sweden". They are really important messages for us.

"It shouldn't be that hard to get an idea of what we do".

Sweden have impressed in Russian Federation despite-or perhaps because of-Zlatan Ibrahimovic's absence, with their organisation and team ethic making them a force to be reckoned with.

If Sweden wins this game it will end England's journey hopes of winning the World Cup yet again.

"Football isn't that simple".

"By the English point of view, it depends on the way you look at it", he added.

"It's quite simple, getting a daughter is the most lovely thing you can get as a human being and for a footballer, it's a dream to play in the quarterfinal of the World Cup, so I am just trying to enjoy the moment", Granqvist said in a press conference on Thursday.

"We need to get the defence right, we need to be courageous when we have possession".

"Set-pieces will be one key factor. I think the score might be a draw".

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