Sweden Beat Switzerland 1-0 To Reach World Cup Quarterfinals

Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 in the Round of 16 match to reach the World Cup quarterfinals. Sweden will now meet the winner between England and Columbia to qualify for the Semifinals.

The only goal in the match came at the 66th minute by Emil Forsberg. Forsberg who was crticized for not being able to live upto expectations, scored the winner. Forsberg took a deflection off Manuel Akanji, leaving goalkeeper Yann Sommer stranted.

Switzerland was the more attacking of the two teams with a pass percentage of 73% and a pass accuracy of 63%. They had 4 shots on target but couldn’t penetrate Sweden’s well organized defence.

Sweden had a pass percentage of 37% with a pass accuracy of 84%. They had 3 shots on target and converted 1 of it to qualify to the quarterfinals.

40 million spectators have attended the World Cup matches creating a new record.