By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun
ANKARA (AA) - England have advanced to their first semifinal appearance since 1990 after beating Sweden 2-0 on Saturday at Samara Arena.
Three Lions broke the deadlock in the 31st minute, when defender Harry Maguire headed in a corner.
England, throughout the first half, played dominant against their opponents and had chances to increase the lead.
In the 59th minute, Dele Alli's close range header gave England a comfortable 2-0 lead, which they protected in the remaining minutes to advance to semifinals.
England’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made two crucial saves and was selected man of the match.
England will wait for tonight's Croatia-Russia match's winner to be paired in the semis.