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SWE vs SWI Match Result - FIFA WC 2018
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E. Forsberg 66'
Sweden produced a defensive masterclass to send Switzerland packing. A deflected Forsberg goal was the difference between the two sides in the end. Switzerland threw everything they had at the Swedes but a lack of penetration cost them in the end. Sweden are through to the quarters where they will face either England or Colombia. 

That's it from me. 
FT: Sweden 1-0 Switzerland
96' Surely this is the last kick of the game. Toivonen steps up and lashes one straight at the keeper and the ref brings things to a halt. Sweden are through
95' It's been overturned. Sweden have a freekick right on the edge of the box
93' Lang has been sent off for that challenge
93' PENALTY FOR SWEDEN. Rapid counter and Ollsson of all people finds himself all alone against the keeper. He is clattered into from behind by Lang and the referee points to the spot. VAR will review though
91' OOOOH WHAT A CHANCE FOR SWITZERLAND. Rodriguez whips one in from the left and Seferovic towers over his marker and directs one towards goal but it's brilliantly saved by Olsen
91' 3 minutes of added time. 3 minutes for Switzerland to save their World Cup campaign. What can they come up with?
90' Final change for Sweden as Berg is replaced by Thelin
90' This has been a such a solid, solid performance from Sweden. They have given Switzerland nothing all game. 
88' It's a mountain to climb for Switzerland now. They have not scored in the knockout stages of a World Cup since 1954
87' Berg avoids the attention of his marker and races off towards goal. He is brought down by Akanji but the ref awards Switzerland the freekick. Bemusing stuff
85' Rodriguez somehow shimmies his way past Krafth and lobs one toward the far post but again there is no one to meet it
83' What a tackle by Lindelof. Embolo again gets his skates on and charges at the Swedish defence, dancing past a couple of challenges. However, Lindelof gets in the way just as he is about to release one at goal
81' All hands on deck for Sweden. Lustig and Forsberg are replaced by Krafth and Olsson
80' OOOHH Shaqiri. Tries to lift one delicately into the path of Seferovic but it's slightly overhit and the keeper claims
79' OFF THE LINE. Corner is whipped in from the right and Embolo rises high and looks to have gotten Switzerland level, but Forsberg clears off the line
78' Chaos in the box. Finally Rodriguez gets his radar right and whips a peach of a ball into the box. Again though it's heroically defended and cleared for a corner
77' Enterprising stuff from Embolo as he charges down the left, but Lustig gets in the way of the cross
75' OUCH. THAT'S GOTTA HURT. Toivonen rises to flick one into the path of Berg but catches Akanji flush on the nose
75' The Swiss throwing everything they got at Sweden who simply aren't willing to blink. Rodriguez wins another corner but yet again the delivery is poor and is easily dealt with. Sigh!
74' Petkovic has had enough. Zuber and Dzemaili are replaced by Embolo and Seferovic as Switzerland go for it
72' He whips one into the box and it's headed away. It falls to Shaqiri on the edge of the box and he tries to curl one into the far corner. It takes a huge deflection and sails just wide for another corner.
72' Switzerland have a freekick 30 yards from goal. Rodriguez to take
70' Straight at the keeper. Switzerland hit back immediately and Rodriguez unleashes one on goal with his right foot but it's straight into the arms of Olsen
69' That goal came out of nothing. Switzerland have dominated the second half but have nothing to show for their efforts. Sweden have grabbed one and can now part the proverbial bus
67' GOOOOOAAAAAL. EMIL FORSBERG HAS ARRIVED. Forsberg receives the ball just outside the Swiss box, feints once and fires at goal. It takes a massive deflection off Akanji and nestles in the back of the net much to the dismay of Sommer who could do nothing about it
66' Brilliant defending by Augustinsson. Shaqiri drives right at him with and throws in a stepover for good measure but the defender stands his ground
64' Forsberg steps up for the freekick, sets his radar and disappointingly fires into the wall. That sort of a day so far
63' Great interplay from Sweden and Forsberg again races away on the left. He cuts back beautifully but is taken down by Behrami on the edge of the box. He could easily have gotten a second yellow there
61' Behrami goes into the ref's book for a silly challenge on Forsberg. He will miss the next game
59' Finally some action. Sweden pressure Dzemaili who goes down far too easily. Forsberg races off on the left and feeds Ekdal who is in acres of space. He decides not to shoot and feeds Berg but the chance is lost
58' Lustig thumps one down field looking for Toivonen but finds the head of Akanji instead
56' Even the commentator does not seem too interested in this game. Rambles on about Italy and whatnot. Ah what I would give to see them here
56' It's all Switzerland at the moment. Sweden on the receiving end of an absolute barrage of crosses from the left but they have held firm and will fancy their chances of nicking one late. Ekdal meanwhile is writhing on the turf in pain, but he's able to continue. Top lad
54' Switzerland piling on the pressure and they win a corner. Rodriguez to take and once again it's cleared away by the Swedes
52' Aaaah Rodriguez. Again finds himself in acres of space on the left, but he is yet again let down by his delivery.
51' Shaqiri races down the other end and delivers a peach of a cross into the box, but it's brilliantly hoicked away by Lindelof
49' Another half chance for Sweden as the ball is lifted into the box from the left. Toivonen makes a mess of things and ends up smashing one into the third tier
47' Sweden get a freekick in a promising position. Augustinsson whips one toward the near post but Akanji is there to meet it.Solid as a rock this man
46' The players are ready, the ref is ready, the fans are ready, but the ball ain't on the pitch and we have a delay
We are back for the second half. Things can only get better. I promise you
45' Even the ref has had enough of this. Brings the whistle to his lips and blows with a gusto that is lacking in this game. Join us in 10 for the second half
45' 1 minute added on in what has been an absolute snoozefest
43' The game's suddenly opened up. Shaqiri drives at the heart of the Swedish defence and whips a stunning ball into the box. There are no red shirts to get on the end of it though
41' WHAT A MISS BY EKDAL. Lustig picks up the ball on the right and lifts an inch-perfect cross into the box. Ekdal gets on the end of it but it comes off his shin and sails over the post. What a chance for Sweden to take the lead
40' OOOOH HOW CLOSE WAS THAT? Forsberg attempts to lift one over the wall and it takes a massive deflection and sails INCHES wide of the post
40' Sweden race down the other end and win a freekick in a promising position
38' Flashes over. Delightful one two between Behrami and Drmic who feeds it to Dzemaili on the edge of the box. He snatches at it with his right foot and skies it into the third tier
38' Alas, they cannot! Again the delivery from Rodriguez is poor and easily headed away by Lindelof
37' Switzerland get down the other end and win a corner of their own. Can they make this count? Rodriguez to take
35' It's all a rather messy at the moment as Behrami is sent crashing to the turf. Another silly, silly foul by Sweden to release the pressure
34' Xhakaaaa, just over. He's done it once already and he attempts a screamer from 40 yards, but it sails just over the crossbar
32' Ohh Rodriguez what are you doing? Fires the subsequent freekick from 50 yards out right at goal and it lands in Olsen's grateful hands
31' Lustig picks up the first booking of the game for a silly foul on Drmic and he will miss Sweden's next fixture
29' What a save by Sommer. Berg gets on the end of a hopeful cross and curls one towards the far corner but is denied by Sommer's outstretched hand. Stunning keeping to keep his side level
It's been a snoozefest so far
24' Finally a chance for Switzerland. Xhaka threads the needle beautifully and finds Shaqiri on the right. He lobs one into the box which is powerfully met by Drmic but it flies high and wide
22' Xhaka gets a taste of his own medicine as he is shoved to the turf by Ekdal
20' Rodriguez again finds a pocket of space on the left, but his first-time delivery is easily hooked away by Granqvist
18' Drmic crumples to the floor like he's been shot by a sniper in the stands, but the ref's having none of it and tells him to bugger off
16' It's been another slow start for Switzerland. The Sweden players are on them like a rash, pressing high up the pitch and closing down the spaces
14' Shaqiri tries to find some vacant space in the box, but overhits woefuly and sends it sailing into the jeers of the Swedish faithful
11' Lovely ball over the top from Shaqiri, but Džemaili can't get it under control and the chance goes begging.
8' Lovely block by Akanji. Again Berg is played in behind the defence, he swivels and gets his shot off but Akanji throws himself in the way heroically
7' What a miss by Berg. A lovely ball from Claesson sets Berg free on goal but he makes a complete mess of things and fires into the third tier when faced with only the keeper
6' Lang finds some space on the right and whips a dangerous ball into the box, but it's easily dealt with by Granqvist
3' Switzerland enjoy a decent spell of possession as Dzemaili, Xhaka and Shaqiri knock the ball around but nothing comes of it
2' Early chance for Sweden. They win a freekick deep in Switzerland territory. Augustinsson whips one in and Granqvist gets his head to it but it's well blocked by Akanji
1' They concede possession and Switzerland break quickly. Shaqiri finds some space and unleashes, but it's poorly struck and flies well wide of the goal
1' Sweden get us underway in their canary yellow, kicking from left to right
It's time for kickoff. The anthems and other shenanigans are done with. Let's get this party started!
Sweden vs Switzerland - Match Preview

On paper, Switzerland look by far the stronger team, but the game ain't played on paper. Switzerland, having risen to No. 6 in the FIFA rankings, are one step away from unchartered territory. They last made the quarterfinal of a World Cup back in 1954, Sweden, on the other hand, have progressed past the second round only once - in 1994.

Both teams are without key players. Vladimir Petkovic's side will take the field without new Arsenal signing Stephan Lichtsteiner while Fabian Schar too has been replaced by Johan Djourou. Sweden too are without Seb Larsson and Claesson takes his spot. 

Vladimir Petkovic's side are unbeaten so far and are the favourites going into today's clash, but Sweden coach Janne Andersson fancies his chances.

"It's a situation again where we have to reach our personal best, I know I keep on repeating it but I think it's a very good description on what is needed from us both as individuals and as a team. We need to reach our absolute highest level, then we will have the chance to beat Switzerland as well."
Confirmed Lineups:

Sweden: Olson; Augustinsson, Granqvist, Lindelöf, Lustig; Forsberg, Ekdal, Svensson, Claesson; Toivonen, Berg

Switzerland: Sommer, Rodriguez, Akanji, Djourou, Lang; Behrami, Xhaka; Zuber, Dzemaili, Shaqiri; Drmic
Sweden vs Switzerland: Team News, Probable Lineup and Prediction​

Sweden vs Switzerland: Kickoff information

Date: 3rd July 2018
Kickoff time: 7:30 pm (IST), 3 pm (BST)
Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium

Sweden vs Switzerland: Team News

Both sides will be missing key players going into this R16 clash. Sweden will be without the services of Seb Larsson who is serving a suspension. He is likely to be replaced by either Seattle Sounders' Gustav Svensson or Genoa's Oscar Hiljemark.

Switzerland, who build their team on a solid defence, will have to take the field without two of their stalwarts - Fabian Schar and Stephan Lichtsteiner both of whom are serving a one-game suspension. Johan Djourou and Michael Lang are set to deputize. Seferovic has looked toothless up top for the Swiss and Drmic might get the nod.

Sweden vs Switzerland: Probable lineups

Sweden Probable XI: Olson, Augustinsson, Granqvist, Lindelöf, Lustig, Forsberg, Ekdal, Svensson, Claesson, Toivonen, Berg
Switzerland Probable XI: Sommer, Rodriguez, Akanji, Djourou, Lang, Behrami, Xhaka, Embolo, Dzemali, Shaqiri, Drmic

Sweden vs Switzerland: Form Guide (Most Recent First)

Sweden: W-L-W-D-D
Switzerland: D-W-D-W-D

Sweden vs Switzerland: Head to Head

Matches: 28
Sweden wins: 10
Switzerland wins: 11
Draws: 7

Most recent meeting: Sweden 1-1 Switzerland

The two sides have met 28 times in the past but never in a major tournament. The Swiss edge the head to head 11-10, but haven't won any of their last 3 encounters against their European counterparts. In fact, Switzerland's last victory came way back in 1994

Sweden vs Switzerland: Prediction

Predicted scoreline: Sweden 1-2 Switzerland

The Swiss have this way of grinding out results. They did it right through the group stages without ever looking convincing and I think they will do it again today. Granit Xhaka channels his inner Andrea Pirlo when playing for his country and could be instrumental in today's fixture. Without Larsson, Sweden will have a task on their hands trying to break down a stubborn Swiss backline. I'm not expecting a very entertaining affair, and Switzerland could just edge this with a late goal from Dzemaili.​
M. Lang
I. Thelin
M. Berg
E. Krafth
M. Lustig
M. Olsson
E. Forsberg
B. Embolo
S. Zuber
H. Seferović
B. Džemaili
G. Xhaka
E. Forsberg
assist: O. Toivonen
V. Behrami
M. Lustig
Switzerland (4-2-3-1)
Vladimir Petković (Manager)
R. Olsen
L. Augustinsson
A. Granqvist
V. Lindelöf
M. Lustig
E. Forsberg
A. Ekdal
G. Svensson
V. Claesson
O. Toivonen
M. Berg
Y. Sommer
R. Rodríguez
M. Akanji
J. Djourou
M. Lang
G. Xhaka
V. Behrami
S. Zuber
B. Džemaili
X. Shaqiri
J. Drmic
Switzerland (4-2-3-1)
Vladimir Petković (Manager)
Sweden Subs
J. Durmaz
J. Guidetti
F. Helander
O. Hiljemark
P. Jansson
K. Johnsson
E. Krafth
K. Nordfeldt
M. Olsson
M. Rohdén
I. Thelin
Switzerland Subs
R. Bürki
N. Elvedi
B. Embolo
G. Fernandes
R. Freuler
M. Gavranović
F. Moubandje
Y. Mvogo
H. Seferović
D. Zakaria
12 SHOTS 18
11 FOULS 13
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 5 9
2 Russia 3 2 0 1 4 6
3 Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 -5 3
4 Egypt 3 0 0 3 -4 0
Group B
1 Spain 3 1 2 0 1 5
2 Portugal 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Iran 3 1 1 1 0 4
4 Morocco 3 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C
1 France 3 2 1 0 2 7
2 Denmark 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Peru 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 Australia 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group D
1 Croatia 3 3 0 0 6 9
2 Argentina 3 1 1 1 -2 4
3 Nigeria 3 1 0 2 -1 3
4 Iceland 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group E
1 Brazil 3 2 1 0 4 7
2 Switzerland 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Serbia 3 1 0 2 -2 3
4 Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group F
1 Sweden 3 2 0 1 3 6
2 Mexico 3 2 0 1 -1 6
3 Korea Republic 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 Germany 3 1 0 2 -2 3
Group G
1 Belgium 3 3 0 0 7 9
2 England 3 2 0 1 5 6
3 Tunisia 3 1 0 2 -3 3
4 Panama 3 0 0 3 -9 0
Group H
1 Colombia 3 2 0 1 3 6
2 Japan 3 1 1 1 0 4
3 Senegal 3 1 1 1 0 4
4 Poland 3 1 0 2 -3 3
PMatches Played
WMatches Won
DMatches Drawn
LMatches Lost
GDGoal Difference
PtsTotal Points
Tournament FIFA WC 2018 - 8th Finals
Stadium Saint-Petersburg Stadium
Match time Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 07:30 PM
Updated: Jul 03, 2018 21:25 PM | Published: Jul 03, 2018 18:51 PM