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It's an outstanding result for Sweden, who continue to defy expectations despite being without Ibrahimovic, and their fortuitous, deflected goal was somewhat fitting considering their style of play.

Forsberg and Sweden celebrate 

It's an outstanding result for Sweden, who continue to defy expectations despite being without Ibrahimovic, and their fortuitous, deflected goal was somewhat fitting considering their style of play. They ground out a result here against a Switzerland side who will be bitterly disappointed to go out to a side they will have felt they had the beating of. However, Shaqiri just couldn't work his magic, and Sweden arguably had the better chances, particularly in the first half. It finishes 1-0 to Sweden here, and they go on to the quarter finals in a World Cup that keeps on surprising! 

They topped a group including defending champions Germany.

They are buzzing off their dream run to the quarter-finals. As for being easy opposition, you get the sense that they would more than hold their own against either England or Colombia this weekend.

Janne Anderson’s reconfigured side were the better team throughout this contest against an awful Switzerland team. Value for far more than the one goal.




Forsberg fires home 

Had Sweden taken their chances Marcus Berg would have netted in the seventh minute instead of blasting high and wide. Albin Ekdal would have made amends two minutes later instead of finding Row Z.

Berg would have given Yann Sommer no chance with his angled drive, just shy of the half hour, instead of allowing the Swiss keeper to save one-handed.
And Man of the Match Emil Forsberg would have netted six minutes before the break instead of seeing his deflected free-kick fly narrowly wide with Sommer rooted to the sport.


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When Forsberg did score, in the 66th minute, his goal was a hugely deserved one. He’d spent most of the previous 65 minutes opening up the Swiss at will.

He was canny, clever, capable of frightening the life out of Vladimir Petkovic’s side - and he did.

His goal was a strike from outside the box, deflected off defender Manuel Akanji.  
Switzerland were disappointing. Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka and Bologna’s Blerim Dzemali blew their best chances in the minutes before the break.

They rallied before the end but it was too little too late and Michael Lang was sent off in added time for a push on Martin Olsson as he raced clear.

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