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Jose Mourinho has claimed that England have a very real chance of reaching the World Cup final after they reached the last eight with a penalty shootout win over Colombia in Moscow.

England booked their place in the last eight by edging past Colombia in a penalty shootout on Tuesday to raise hopes of a first World Cup title since 1966. "England win on penalties (Yes really!)", the paper said.

"Their strikers are defenders when it's time to defend and they can defend in their own box as well".

"Huge credit to all of the players and every member of staff because so much effort has gone into winning the way we did tonight". Along with England, France are joint-second favorite to win the World Cup at 7/2.

"During my time with England we met them four times".

According to Sky Sports, Vardy has since had an injection in the injured area, and is now seen as doubtful for England's quarter-final clash against Sweden on Saturday. Moscow's Tushinsky court on Wednesday slapped a British football fan with a 3,000-ruble ($47) fine for scribbling "England" on the statue of renowned Soviet football legend Fyodor Cherenkov, the court's press service said.

"We had to make a couple of changes because of injuries during the extra-time period", Metro UK quoted Southgate.


Meanwhile Croatia and Russian Federation, who face each other in the last quarter final at 2 p.m. ET in Sochi on Saturday, are 6/1 and 18/1 respectively.

Gareth Southgate's England are the only former winners in the bottom half of the draw, along with host nation Russia, Croatia and Sweden.

Janne Andersson's Sweden have recovered well from a heartbreaking group-stage defeat by Germany, edging out Switzerland 1-0 in the last 16 thanks to a goal from RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg.

"Kane will be a tougher challenge than they're used to, but Sweden won't be impressed by Kane - or whoever is in the England team".

"Sweden are so hard to break down". He is widely seen as the team's best player ever.

Sweden's captain Andreas Granqvist has permission from his pregnant wife to stay two more weeks at the World Cup.


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