England forward Vardy misses most of training


St. Petersburg, Russia; Sweden player Emil Forsberg (center) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Switzerland in the round of 16 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 at St. Petersburg Stadium.

This is after claims surfaced that England were awarded a penalty for a non-existent foul in the second half and Colombia striker Carlos Bacca's extra-time goal shouldn't have been ruled out.

Sweden remain one of the least fancied teams left in the competition, with little in the way of star power following the retirement of Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Euro 2016.

"Regarding Paul, well things got a bit hot, and bearing in mind that he did have a yellow card, I didn't want him to lose his temper and to get a booking for nothing much", the France boss added.

The England manager expects to get a clearer idea about the severity of any issues by Thursday, when the team will hold a training session behind closed doors.

"We are there to push them". "Nothing is over for us today". Sweden take on England on Saturday, with Croatia facing off against Russian Federation thereafter.

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I felt like I was dealing with it really, really nicely, and it gave me great confidence for this year coming back on grass. The Swiss, who beat Marin Cilic in last year's final, will play either Lukas Lacko or Benjamin Bonzi in the second round.

"We are a team where everyone gives everything in the matches and in preparation".

Elaborating on Uruguay's style of play, Deschamps said: "If they need 10 players to defend, they will do that".

The 70-year-old led England through the World Cup finals in 2002 and 2006, losing on penalties in the quarter-finals on both occasions, and he feels that the more reasonable expectations of the current side will allow them to perform better.

"Football isn't that simple. It was so surprising to come across all that stuff happening", said Stones.

"When you play against a team like that who want to fight, disturb your momentum, you can sometimes get dragged into it and that's what they want". Seven of England's nine goals in the tournament have come from dead-ball situations, a statistic not lost on Andersson.

Uruguay almost replied immediately, also from a set-piece, when Martin Caceres' header was saved low to his right by France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. "For the first time I feel we meet a country who's more or less on a par with us in that respect", he said.