Web Desk (July 03, 2018): Sweden today defeated Switzerland by a solitary goal and move to the next round of the World Cup match. Sweden will now face the winner of England versus Colombia game which will be played later during the day.
Sweden has scored in the 66th minute to take a 1-0 lead over Switzerland in the World Cup round of 16 games at St. Petersburg.
Emil Forsberg’s right-foot shot deflected off defender Manuel Akanji and past the wrong-footed Yann Sommer. The goal came after Sweden had created but spurned the best chances of the match. It’s the third time in four games Switzerland has conceded the opening goal.
Earlier, the World Cup last-16 match between Sweden and Switzerland was goalless at half-time in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, after a low-key opening 45 minutes.
Sweden has had the best chances of the first half against Switzerland in their World Cup round of 16 matches but has not been able to convert any of them and score remains 0-0 at halftime.