England VS Sweden:
Saturday 7, July 2018
3pm BST in the United Kingdom
It is the third time they’ll have played each other in the World cup finals and the 24 meetings between the edges overall.
The 3 Lions is also seen because the larger team and that they are clear favorites going into Saturday’s match, moreover, their record against the Swedes isn’t especially impressive.
England has also, beaten Sweden 8 times in history, drawing 9 times and losing on seven occasions. That puts the record very marginally in England’s favor however it’s way more level than several would expect. The head-to-head record really flatters England as six of these eight victories came within the initial 9 meetings between the sides.
It’s not fantastic, then. Simply 2 of these meetings have come at a world cup, with each ending in draws. The most recent being the 2-2 stalemate during which Joe Cole scored his stunning volley.
The last time they face one another was a 4-2 friendly conclusion for Kingdom of Sweden, during which Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored that outrageous overhead kick, months once England’s 3-2 win at Euro 2012.
Sweden had long been a bogey team for the 3 Lions, with stars adores Henrik Larsson, Freddie Ljunbjerg and Ibrahimovic motility a serious threat.
The record between the two teams since 1970 is much more in Sweden’s favor.
Dating back to the friendly meeting in June 1979, the groups have competed fifteen times winning simply 2 of them. There in time there are eight attracts and Sweden have return away with 5 wins. So that they have some pretty sensible memories of facing the English.
As well as the two previous tourney meetings came in 2002 and 2006, each of that resulted in a draw. In 2002 the match in Saitama terminated 1-1 within the cluster stages. While in 2006 it had been a dramatic 2-2 group in Cologne that saw Henrik Larsson equalise within the second. The perimeters have doubly met at European Championships, with Sweden winning 2-1 in 1992 and England winning 3-2 at Euro 2012.
Head to Head Stats (Last 5):
14 November 2012 – International Friendly – Sweden 4-2 England
15 June 2012 – UEFA European Championship – Sweden 2-3 England
15 November 2011 – International Friendly – England 1-0 Sweden
20 June 2006 – FIFA World Cup – Sweden 2-2 England
31 March 2004 – Internationally Friendly – Sweden 1-0 England
Sweden – 4/2
England – 10/11
Draw – 12/5