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Sweden have a ‘big chance’ to win World Cup, believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Sweden have a ‘big chance’ to win World Cup, believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic

There may be less pressure on England than at previous tournaments, but former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says they'd still hate to lose their World Cup quarter-final against his native Sweden on Saturday.

The 36-year-old hasn't played for his country since retiring off the back of Euro 2016, though he remains Swedens' record goal scorer with 62.

"They´re going well and doing things that no one thought they could do. Some players are not playing much and they have still made a big contribution to unity and in fostering a good atmosphere", he said.

The coach added, "We have played a number of big games this year and we have the same procedure for every game; we have good procedures in place and good habits".

The team returned to their Black Sea base at Gelendzhik directly after defeating the Swiss and missed watching the England game on TV, but coach Janne Andersson and his support staff have already begun analyzing Gareth Southgate's side.

They have kept three clean sheets in four outings in Russian Federation but captain Andreas Granqvist will have his work cut out against Harry Kane, the leading scorer in the competition with six goals. The only European countries larger than Sweden are France, Spain, Ukraine and Russian Federation.

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If they beat Sweden in Samara, they will be in the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.

"You won't find a better team - Sweden are world champions of team spirit".

"I can see a draw and extra-time". It will be very tight.

'Sweden will be more or less the same as Iceland in Euro 2016, ' he added. Again upsetting the odds, Sweden edged out Italy 1-0 over the two-legged play-off to secure their place in Russian Federation. Germany struggled in the group stage and needed Toni Kroos' free-kick to save them. Larsson, who had spells with Celtic and Manchester United during a long domestic career, scored 37 goals from his 106 games for Sweden.

"The defence is a great strength".

One key area where the quarter-final could be won or lost is on set-pieces, with both teams excelling in this regard so far.


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