Although they have picked up some impressive results to reach the last eight, they have shown little for England or Colombia to fear and look one of the weakest teams left in the competition. But the game was already up.
The second match saw Sweden facing off against defending champions Germany in one of the matches of the World Cup as Sweden squandered a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 as Toni Kroos scored the winning goal in the 5th minute of injury time to lose 2-1.
And Man of the Match Emil Forsberg would have netted six minutes before the break instead of seeing his deflected free-kick fly narrowly wide with Sommer rooted to the sport.
Their route to the quarters has not been easy and, what they have lost in the individual brilliance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, they appear to have gained in grit, determination and collective spirit.
Veteran midfielder Sebastian Larsson, formerly of Sunderland and Hull City, sits out for the Swedes after picking up two yellow cards in his three appearances in Group F.
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Russia advanced to the Round of 16 from Group A after finishing as runners-up while Spain emerged as winners from Group B. Having surprised many by reaching the second stage, Russia , ranked 70th, will look to continue the fairytale.
Michael Lang is expected to replace captain Stephan Lichtsteiner while Johan Djourou or Nico Elvedi is expected to replace Fabian Schar as both the players are suspended.
Victor Lindelof slipped on the ball in the first 10 seconds and that set the tone for the first half, which was largely a collection of mishit passes, heavy touches and skewed shots.
And the Sweden fans will be singing his name long into the night, as the 26-year-old fired his side into their first World Cup quarter-final match since 1994. Sweden had the best opportunities with Albin Ekdal firing over after a poor clearance from Sommer, who later made a good save to deny Marcus Berg.
It has been a bold tactical decision by Janne Andersson to relinquish possession in favour of a more rigid and structured system; against Mexico it worked a treat, while against Germany the system almost paid dividends were it not for a late Toni Kroos goal, and once more Sweden have prevailed while only having 32.7% possession.
At the other end, Blerim Dzemaili wasted Switzerland's best chance when he fired over from 12 metres, while Xherdan Shaqiri had an bad day, sending long balls from the wing sailing over the heads of his teammates with alarming regularity.
Both teams were unable to find a decisive goal in the next 30 minutes with the match heading to a penalty shootout. With space on the edge of the box, his dummy did for Granit Xhaka before the shot was helped in by the outstretched foot of Akanji.