Sweden’s 1-0 win over Switzerland in the last 16 at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, on Tuesday (3/7/2018). They escaped thanks to the mere goal of Emil Forsberg.
Sweden qualified for the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1994. In the 1994 World Cup, Sweden finished third.
In addition, for the first time since 1958, Sweden won two straight games at the World Cup. Before beating Switzerland, they won 3-0 over Mexico in the last match of the group stage.
Sweden is now just waiting for the opponent in the quarterfinals. Tim made by Janne Andersson will face Colombia or England in Samara Arena, Samara, Saturday (7/7/2018).
For Switzerland, the defeat of Sweden made them four times eliminated in the last 16 of the last five participation in the World Cup.
Switzerland has been a long time not win in the fall phase of the World Cup. The last time they won the knockout match was at the 1938 World Cup, when Germany beat 4-2 in the first-round repeat party.
The defeat of Sweden also ended Switzerland’s unbeaten record. This is their first defeat in ten games in all competitions.