Sweden holds final training ahead of quarterfinal clash

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Samara (Russia), July 6 (IANS) Sweden’s national football team on Friday held their final practice ahead of the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal clash against England.

Sweden midfielders Gustav Svensson and Marcus Rohden and winger Jimmy Durmaz attended the training session among other players, reports Efe.

Sweden head coach Janne Andersson, who led the team practice, said he was solely focused on the next game and not envisioning lifting the trophy should they make the final.

On Tuesday, Sweden squeezed past Switzerland in a narrow 1-0 victory at the last-16 knockout phase while the Three Lions topped Colombia 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shootout after England’s and Los Cafeteros’ match ended tied 1-1.

Sweden is set to take on England at the Samara Arena on Saturday.

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