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Forsberg scores, as Sweden advances in World Cup

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Sweden has advanced in the World Cup knockout round. They defeated Switzerland, 1-0, on Tuesday at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Sweden, with their win, advanced to their first World Cup quarter-final since 1994. They will face the winner of the Colombia and England game.

Sweden midfielder Emil Forsberg celebrates scoring during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Sweden and Switzerland
Emil Forsberg celebrates scoring during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Sweden and Switzerland (Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images)

The winner of the England and Colombia game, which starts at 2 pm today on Fox Sports 1, will face off against Sweden on Saturday.

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Switzerland has never won a World Cup knockout match. They have been eliminated in all seven matches.

This includes their four round of 16 games in 1994, 2006, 2014, and 2018.

With the win, Sweden has won back-to-back World Cup matches for the first time since 1958. That year, they won their quarter-final and semi-final before advancing to the final as the host nation.

Emil Forsberg scores the game-winning goal in the 66th minute. Forsberg broke the deadlock in the match when he scored off of a deflection from teammate Ola Toivonen.

For the first time since 2006, Sweden qualified for the World Cup and competed on the world’s biggest soccer stage. In 2006, the team made it to the Round of 16 before eventually losing in Germany.

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The team missed the 2010 and 2014 World Cups before making it to the World Cup this year.

Their best finish on the World Cup stage was 2nd in 1958. However, one has to go back to 1994 to find a third-place finish in the United States.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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