For the first since 1990 and third time in World Cup history, England have booked their place in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup. Also Read - Pele Backs Kylian Mbappe to Become Best Player of His Generation, Says French Forward Can Emulate His Tally of 1000 Goals

Gareth Southgate’s side seems to get stronger with every passing match, they were tactically better composed and Jordan Pickford was sensational making some crucial saves and registering his name as one of the star performers of the tournament, so far.

England defeated Sweden 2 -0 in the quarter-final match at the Samara Arena to break the 28-year-old jinx, with two good headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli.

Harry Maguire (30th minute) drew the first blood and Delle Alli (58th) extended the lead for England, who have not been at this stage of the World Cup for 12 years

England captain Harry Kane, speaking to the BBC: “It hasn’t sunk in yet. There was so much preparation for this game, quick recovery from the second round. We were fantastic today in a difficult game, Sweden made it tough with long balls and set pieces. It was different from what we’ve faced so far but we are buzzing.”