"We came through to the quarter-finals in a World Cup".
England defied nearly three decades of disappointment to move confidently into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 as headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli downed a dogged but toothless Sweden 2-0.
England promptly cranked up the pressure and pulled further ahead at 59 minutes when a completely unmarked Alli sent a thumping header past Olsen after a first-time cross by Jesse Lingard.
They lacked the resilience displayed in the last-16 defeat of Switzerland, but Andersson said the outcome was through England's excellence more than anything. In 2014, the team didn't even make it out of the group stage.
Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with Alli adding a second just before the hour.
After England's midfielder Dele Alli scored the team's second goal against Sweden, doubling their score in England's quarterfinal match, he celebrated by busting the following move from the popular survival video game.
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SAMARA, Russia - England achieved something David Beckham's generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup.
"I wasn't born the last time England reached a World Cup semi-final", said Pickford. We know it's no fun to get knocked out of the World Cup. I remember saying to him before the next game "okay, how about we try to be as good as we might be" because I think he's a super talented player. I'm proud over my team, I'm proud over my country and if we can do this with football, let us spread this love even without.
Marcus Berg saw the first of three Sweden chances denied by England's super-saving goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as his header was well-stopped by the Everton shot stopper, who got down well to his left before palming the ball away from danger in the first half.
England's match against Sweden is their biggest since their last World Cup quarter-final twelve years ago, against Portugal at Germany 2006. It was England's eighth set-piece goal of its 11 in Russian Federation, and the centre back's first in global football.
'I am not sure anything went wrong, as such, ' he said.