World Cup: Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 to reach quarter-finals

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Michael Lang of Switzerland battles for possession with Ludwig Augustinsson of Sweden (Getty Images)

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, with a deflected Emil Forsberg effort proving the difference between the two sides.

The match in Saint Petersburg was a tight encounter of few chances but Forsberg’s shot in the 66th minute took a deflection off Manuel Akanji, leaving goalkeeper Yann Sommer stranded.

Sweden will meet either England or Colombia in the last eight.

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