With just a four-day turnaround to facing Sweden in Samara, though, England have little time to replenish their energy.
Sweden have, of course, enjoyed some memorable World Cup campaigns in the past - reaching the final on home soil in 1958 where they lost to Brazil and then the semi-finals in 1994 where again the South Americans ended their dreams.
Samara's shiny new 45,000-seater stadium looks like a space ship and its design is a nod to the city's place as the heart of Russia's aerospace industry.
Sweden have arguably faced a much tougher path to get to the last eight, eliminating the Netherlands and Italy in qualifying just to get to Russian Federation and then emerging as winners of Group F as holders Germany crashed out.
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All paper talks will be rendered pointless when these teams meet on the field, and the only talking will be done by the players on the pitch.
"It's a game we are really looking forward to".
"Yes, I think Sweden can become world champion, just like I said before the World Cup started". This might be reason enough to pull for Sweden. But in achieving that, he has the threat of Harry Kane in the way.
Andersson's men showed against Switzerland how resilient their backline can be and this tournament seems to have brought out the best in them, with that shutout being their third of the tournament, the same number they'd recorded in their previous 24 matches at World Cup finals. It will be his decisiveness in the penalty box or generally front of goal that is likely to make a difference in this game against Sweden. The Swedes aim to remain the cohesive side that they have been so far and restrict the likes of Kane from a sniff at goal, for as long as possible, ideally for the first 90 minutes of the game. Prediction: "Sweden 0, England 2".
Both David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are millionaires many times over but that doesn't mean that they don't like making matches more interesting. His fantastic displays from the left side of Sweden's attack has been the characteristic of his gameplay, as he has done so at club level, which has seen him linked with many top clubs.