'We were fantastic' - Kane buzzing to lead England into semi-final

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2018 World Cup Starting XI: Sweden v England 07 July 2018

England are headed for their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 as goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli gave them a 2-0 win over Sweden.

The last time Sweden reached the semi-finals was in U.S. 1994 where they finished third while England last made it into semi-finals in Italy 1990.

"I'd love to win a World Cup, England would love to win a World Cup".

"They're strong and well-organised". It was England's most convincing performance of the group stage when it came to shape and possession, with the team also taking its chances, shooting on frame twice and scoring both of them.

"We have lots of good young players who are showing on a world stage they're prepared to be fearless with the ball".

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For Sweden, who failed to qualify for the previous two World Cups, it was their best result since finishing third at the 1994 finals.

Few outside the England camp predicted such a remarkable run in Russian Federation, and after the match Southgate was in no mood to downplay the fact that his team are now within one game of a first World Cup final since 1966.

"I know the fans here are enjoying it", Kane said. They try to play the right way and have shown some mental resilience now over the last few weeks. Football might actually come home for the first time since 1966.

England's three goals from set pieces is the most at the tournament.

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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.

England forward Raheem Sterling has yet to score at the World Cup from his unusual position as the support striker to Kane, and his finishing let him down against Sweden.

Sweden have made 140 defensive clearances at Russian Federation 2018, more than any other team. We feel good. Confident.

'We have no time really to dwell on the past. The victor battles France or Belgium in the 2018 World Cup final on July 15 in Moscow.

Sweden needed a change in approach and immediately after the restart, they nearly found an equaliser when a cross was delivered for Marcus Berg at the back post, but the forward's header was superbly kept out by the left hand of Pickford. We've just got to keep doing what we are doing.

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