England manager Gareth Southgate insists his players are not the entitled, spoilt children Sweden try to make them out to be as the two countries prepare to meet in the World Cup quarter-finals today. The victory left revelers in Montreal's Burgundy Lion feeling pretty good - though the liquid refreshments may have helped.
Five minutes of extra time was no help to Sweden, and as the full time siren sounded on 2-0, the streets of London rang out with the chant "football's coming home".
British Airways, which has seen a 700 per cent increase in searches for flights to Russian Federation on its website since England's penalty shootout win over Colombia this week, said yesterday it would be releasing hundreds more seats on Moscow flights.
"We will enjoy tonight, I hope everybody at home enjoys tonight because as we know, it is not very often that it has happened". Paulo Momesso, owner of Momesso's Restaurant in NDG's Little Italy said it's been tough to watch after Italy didn't qualify for the first time since 1958.
Sweden has never won a World Cup title.
The Galaxy sealed the agreement between the two men, with eyes set to be on them to see if they carry out their respective forfeits.
Peter John-Baptiste, 48, from Harrow, north-west London, was at Italia 90 that last time England made a semi-final. "We are better than this England".
England fans were filmed tearing up an Ikea in east London as supporters made a decision to rub some salt in Swedish wounds.
Defender Harry Maguire got England on the board with a well-executed header.
He said: "We've had so many disappointment over the years, especially in big tournaments".
James, 39, from Essex, said: "If we can nick one I think they'll struggle".
"We want to keep making that history", he added.
After the Saturday's game Ibrahimovic went to Twitter: "Every player should get a golden ball in Sweden". We're not really thinking about being world champions yet.
"After previous year of course there will be more pressure and more eyes on us, but I'm confident come kick-off that they will be ready to go".