England fans 'dare to dream' after World Cup win over Sweden

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England fans in Russian Federation said they were daring to dream of glory on Saturday after the national side cruised past Sweden 2-0 and into a World Cup semi-final for the first time in 28 years.

Gareth Southgate told England's World Cup heroes to grab their chance at glory after reaching the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

Dele Alli has just become England's youngest World Cup goalscorer since Michael Owen but the Tottenham man admits his performance against Sweden left plenty of room for improvement. "I hope that, when they look at us, they know that everything is possible and that they can also go far".

The two sides will enter into the last eight encounter fully aware that victory for either nation will take them a step closer towards World Cup glory.

"We have played some players who are very tender years in their careers but we believe in them".

England's Dele Alli scores their second goal in their 2-0 win over Sweden in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russian Federation.

"Up until that corner, I felt that we had everything under control", Sweden coach Janne Andersson said.

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"But, we did well overall, because it is not easy to even get to this stage".

One player who came on as a substitute against England was defender Pontus Jansson, with the Leeds United ace was thrown on with five minutes to play as a direct option in attack.

Harry Kane failed to score for the first time in the competition, but the England captain said confidence was high after matching the country's best run at a major tournament since Euro '96. "Since the beginning of the tournament, we've seen the big teams struggling against other teams that some considered to be weak".

'We have no time really to dwell on the past.

Sweden came racing out of the gates in the second half, with Marcus Berg's driven header forcing a stunning diving save from Jordan Pickford with just a minute played since the restart of play.

Sweden, for their part, made two changes from the team that saw off Switzerland 1-0 in the last 16. But youth, efficiency, and belief have carried this team within one victory of the World Cup final.

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