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Sweden will face the Three Lions of England in the quarterfinal match at the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup and the ex Manchester United star believes his country can defeat England.

England are still celebrating reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in a generation as Russian Federation came to terms Sunday with a heartbreaking exit from their own party.

Meanwhile right back Kieran Trippier, who came to Russian Federation with barely a handful of caps, has established himself as a key player in the team: not just for his pace in defense, but for his countless forward runs and his crossing.

"I have to say over the last 25 years of England, when we're winning we usually drop deep and protect, and when we're losing we get desperate", Neville told ITV.

"We don't have renowned, world-class players yet but we've got lots of good young players who are showing on the young stage that they can be courageous on the ball, try and play the right way, have shown some mental resilience".

We've had so much preparation for this game, we made a quick recovery from the second round, so I thought it was fantastic today.

But now, after 24 years, the Swedes finally have a new World Cup story to talk about and remember.

The 28-year wait erupted with wild celebrations after England's victory over Sweden in the team's first quarter-final victory for almost 30 years.

"Until that corner kick by Ashley Young which gave them the chance to take the lead, we were doing well and had the match under control".

"And in the end we already did what really matters: knocking Germany out!"

Thousands of England fans were spotted queuing up to get into pubs in central London.

The Mail On Sunday online edition said: "The Dream Goes On!".

Gareth Southgate's side have found the net 11 times in Russian Federation to match the record set by the victorious 1996 side. He spoke of a squad of players who will do anything for each other and who want to work and to learn.

"Like Robson, Southgate has struck gold by playing three at the back and encouraging freedom of expression while backing youth".

They have been knocked out by Southgate's tactical nous, cool-in-a-crisis touchline style and caring nature.

It reaped early rewards, too, as England finally won a penalty shootout by knocking out Colombia in their last-16 meeting.

"Being both British and Swedish, we were on the edge of our seats during the game and we would like to sat 'grattis!"