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England vs Sweden starting lineup confirmed: Three Lions unchanged as key striker and Tottenham star overcome injury worries

England face Sweden today in the World Cup 2018 quarter-finals and the winner faces Russia or Croatia in last four.

There was plenty of tension during the Three Lions’ last game as they beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties and created history to win their first ever shootout at a World Cup.

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Gareth Southgate’s men will be vying for their first World Cup semi-final appearance since 1990 – this is also the Three Lions’ ninth World Cup quarter-final appearance.

Jamie Vardy is fit enough to be named on the bench despite a groin injury and as per The Sun, he was struggling with the injury in the build-up and was a reason why he could not take a penalty in the shootout against Colombia.

Dele Alli was also struggling with a thigh problem – but is fit to start today.

As for Sweden, they will be relying on their RB Leipzig star Emil Forsberg who scored in their last game against Switzerland and Sebastian Larsson is back from suspension.

England vs Sweden starting lineup

England XI

Sweden XI

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