Three Lions roar into World Cup semi-finals as England defeat Sweden 2-0

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England will play in the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 28 years after they swept Sweden aside 2-0 in Samara.

Harry Maguire headed the opener from a corner as the Three Lions roared into an early lead. Dele Alli popped up with a second header from Jesse Lingard’s fine delivery midway through the second half to give Gareth Southgate’s side a comfortable cushion.

Jordan Pickford was called upon to make three important stops during the 90 minutes but England were well worth their win.

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Watch: Fan reaction after France's 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the World Cup quarter-final

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A sea of blue: France supporters.

France and Uruguay supporters react to Les Bleus’s 2-0 World Cup quarter-final success on Friday.

Watch fans, based in Paris and Montevideo – the two nations’ respective capitals – have their say on the result:

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Gareth Southgate names unchanged England side for World Cup quarter-final clash with Sweden

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England have named an unchanged side for their World Cup quarter-final clash with Sweden in Samara.

Gareth Southgate has named the same starting XI that beat Colombia on penalties in the last 16 tie on Tuesday.

Jordan Pickford, who was heroic in the shootout, starts in goal, with Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier and Ashley Young in defence.

Jordan Henderson anchors the midfield with Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling supporting Harry Kane in attack.

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