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Sweden vs England World Cup Betting Preview PT 1

After the first penalty shootout victory for England since they were able to get the better of Spain all the way back in 1996, we now have England pursuing a semi-final berth as they take on Sweden this Saturday in World Cup action. It's definitely cause for celebration all over England as it looks like the tournament is open as ever with number of talk teams already being eliminated from contention.

Gareth Southgate named a lineup that was identical to the one that chased Tunisia in the opening game of the 2018 World Cup. He made some interesting substitutions throughout the match and it all looked to be going wrong as Eric Dier came on late to shore up the defense and only seem to unsettle things and left a Gap open for Columbia to score late.

Heading into extra time it looked as though it was Columbia who had picked up the extra boost and it all felt ominous as the game went to penalties with everybody fully cognizant of England's poor record from a spot.

But Dier was able to redeem himself by scoring the winning goal and sending England through to the next stage.  The big story obviously was Pickford and goal who is able to produce a stunning saves right when it mattered most sending the Three Lions onwards towards Sweden - who they seem to play at some point in every single major tournament.

Looking ahead to this big match that kicks off on Saturday as the second contest of the day, there is a lot to like About England's chances to secure the victory in head through to the next round of the competition.


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