World Cup 2018: Kenyan legend tips 'tough' Sweden to end England dream

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Mike Kisaghi is of the opinion that despite the Three Lions going into the match as favorites, they will not have an easy ride

England are three games away from World Cup glory as they face a quarter-final clash against Sweden following a dramatic penalty shootout win over Colombia.

Gareth Southgate's Three Lions beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties - the nation's first ever shootout victory at a World Cup - to reach the last eight.

But despite England's optimism, Sweden are not about to roll over and offer safe passage to the semi-finals, and could even give the Three Lions a taste of their own medicine at set-pieces.

Former Harambee Stars and Gor Mahia keeper Mike Kisaghi is of the opinion that despite the Three Lions going into the match as favorites, they will not have an easy ride.

“England have a great chance to make semi-finals but, if anyone in the squad thinks they have an easy game on Saturday, they are very wrong. Sweden have made a big statement by beating Mexico and Switzerland. They are doing things that nobody thought they could do and should not be underrated,” Kisaghi told Goal.

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“Kisaghi added, “One thing about Sweden, they are so difficult to break down. They are very solid and really tough. They defend as a team and always attack as a team. It is not easy to get past them.

“Their strikers are defenders when it's time to defend and they can defend in their own box as well. They have what it takes to give England a difficult match on Saturday.”

England and Sweden have met 24 times, with the Three Lions winning eight games, losing seven, and drawing nine. The Three Lions won the last competitive fixture between the two side as Andy Carroll, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck all scored in a Euro 2012 group game.

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