Sweden make it to the last 8 after beating Switzerland.
Emil Forsberg winner settles World Cup last-16 clash.
Manuel Akanji’s unfortunate touch on Emil Forsberg’s shot sent Sweden through to the World Cup quarter-finals in Russia.
A boring last 16 match was settled by a scruffy winning goal in the 66th minute.
Borusssia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji accidentally steered the ball past Yann Sommer to set up a clash with either Colombia or England on Saturday.
Sweden were close to rubbing their opposition’s noses when Swiss defender Michael Lang saw red card after clipping the heels of Martin Olsson just outside the penalty area when the substitute was clean through on goal. But VAR came to the rescue.
Sweden are through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1994 after a deflected goal from Emil Forsberg clinched a 1-0 win over Switzerland. Also notably the Swedes secured their third clean sheet in four matches at Russia 2018.
RB Leipzig superstar Emil Forsberg scored his first World Cup goal for Sweden with his 14th shot of the tournament.
The Swedish team are looking forward to last 8 clash against either Colombia or England in Samara on Saturday.
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