MOSCOW, RUSSIA (CBSNewYork) – The quarterfinals are set at the FIFA World Cup. A day after Belgium and Brazil punched their tickets to the next round, Sweden, Switzerland, Colombia, and England battled it out on Tuesday for the final spots in this weekend’s quarters.
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The Swedes eked out a 1-0 win over Switzerland, after the Swiss team dominated possession for most of the match. Switzerland outshot Sweden 18 to 12, but just couldn’t break through a stingy Swedish defense.
It was a goal by Emil Forsberg in the 66th minute which deflected off a Swiss defender and went in that proved to be the difference in the game.
Sweden’s best ever finish at the World Cup was runner-up in 1958.
England defeats Colombia in a penalty kick thriller:
England became the final team to advance to the quarterfinals after edging Colombia 4-3 on penalties Tuesday afternoon. With the match even at one after regulation and penalty kicks tied at three a piece, Eric Dier drove home the winning score for England.
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