England manager Gareth Southgate has called their round of 16 clash with Colombia “the biggest game in 10 years” and certainly the level of expectation around the Three Lions is reaching near fever pitch.
For their opponents, they will be hoping to return to the quarter-finals in consecutive World Cups after bowing out to the hosts in the last eight at Brazil four years ago.
The two sides last met at a World Cup twenty years ago at France ’98 with England coming out on top 2-0 in Lens thanks to a brace from one David Beckham.
Check out our preview video below with all you need to know before kick-off.
Can the silky skills of the Rossocrociati (Switzerland) edge out the determined teamwork of Blagult (Sweden) ?
Check out our video below to get all the latest from both teams in Russia.
Another night of World Cup action has come to a close with Belgium’s stunning 3-2 comeback over Japan and we are already looking forward to more with the Sweden and Switzerland clash set to kick off at 18:00 UAE time Tuesday.
Curiously this will be the first time these two European powers meet in a major tournament and for the winner a much anticipated trip to the quarter finals awaits.
The last time Sweden reached the last eight was 1994 while for the Swiss it has been 64 years since they were in the quarter-finals, when the nation hosted the World Cup back in 1954.
Here below we check out all the Head to Head stats for this knife-edge clash. Extra-time anyone…?