Sweden have not reached the semi-finals of the tournament since 1994, but the wait for England has been slightly longer, with the Three Lions not progressing to the final four since 1990.
The winner will face either Croatia or tournament hosts Russia in the semi-finals, with that game set to be decided later on Saturday.
|Game||Sweden vs England|
|Date||Saturday, July 7|
|Time||3pm BST / 10am ET|
|Stream (US only)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|FOX / Telemundo||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BBC One or streamed live online using the BBC iPlayer.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BBC One||BBC iPlayer|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Olsen, Johnsson, Nordfeldt|
|Defenders||Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Olsson, Augustinsson, Helander, Krafth, Jansson|
|Midfielders||Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg, Svensson, Hiljemark, Claesson, Rohden, Durmaz|
|Forwards||Berg, Toivonen, Guidetti, Thelin|
Sebastian Larsson will be available for selection again after serving a suspension, but Mikael Lustig will miss out after picking up two yellow cards.
Potential Sweden XI: Olsen; Krafth, Granqvist, Lindelof, Augustinsson; Larsson, Ekdal, Claesson, Forsberg; Berg, Toivonen.
|Goalkeepers||Pickford, Butland, Pope|
|Defenders||Walker, Rose, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Cahill, Jones, Alexander-Arnold|
|Midfielders||Dier, Lingard, Henderson, Delph, Young, Alli, Loftus-Cheek|
|Forwards||Kane, Sterling, Vardy, Welbeck, Rashford|
England are boosted by the return to full fitness of Ashley Young and the Manchester United man could line up in the left wing-back position. However, Jamie Vardy is a doubt and may miss out.
Kyle Walker, Jordan Henderson and Jesse Lingard are all carrying yellow cards and would miss the semi-final if they are booked.
Potential England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Rose, Henderson, Lingard, Alli; Sterling, Kane.
Betting & Match Odds
England are favourites to win the game according to dabblebet, who price the Three Lions at 19/20. Sweden's chances of victory are rated 7/2 and a draw is available at 9/4.
Interestingly, there are odds of 9/2 for either team to win on penalties, with England's chances rated at 8/1 to win a shoot-out against Sweden's 10/1.
England's penalty shootout win over Colombia was a major psychological breakthrough for a nation that has been plagued by the dreaded 12-yard lottery at major tourmanents and it has served to heighten the sense of belief within Southgate's squad that they can go on to win the World Cup.
Having thrown off those historical shackles, the Three Lions are further buoyed by the unbridled optimism of the 'It's Coming Home' brigade and the fact that they find themselves on what most critics concur is the more favourable side of the knockout rounds. Indeed, if England can defeat Sweden on Saturday, one of Russia or Croatia stand in their way for a place in the final.
However, reaching the final of the World Cup is always easier said than done and they come up against a Sweden side that picked up crucial results against France, the Netherlands and Italy in qualifying, as well as topping a group containing Germany and Mexico in this tournament.
Having already come up against a spate of the world's top teams en route to this point, Janne Andersson's side will feel that they have little to fear from England and Sweden will be a difficult team to break down, even for a team with the competition's top scorer in their ranks.
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