Sweden are by way of to the World Cup quarter-finals for the primary time since 1994 after a deflected purpose from Emil Forsberg clinched a 1-Zero win over Switzerland.
The first assembly between the nations at a serious match simmered for 65 minutes in St Petersburg till Forsberg’s lucky strike handed Sweden an important lead.
The RB Leipzig playmaker’s tame effort was heading straight at Yann Sommer till Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji caught out a foot, sending the ball looping past his wrong-footed goalkeeper.
Forsberg additionally produced a well-timed clearance in his personal penalty space to protect the benefit towards a Switzerland facet who completed with 10 males, defender Michael Lang seeing purple after clipping the heels of Martin Olsson simply exterior the penalty space when the substitute was clear by way of on purpose.
Referee Damir Skomina initially gave a penalty deep into stoppage time earlier than VAR intervened, although the change of resolution made no distinction to the ultimate end result of the competition.
The solely disappointment for Sweden was a first-half reserving picked up by Mikael Lustig, ruling the defender out of a last-eight conflict towards both Colombia or England in Samara on Saturday.