How England have fared against Sweden in previous meetings

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England’s victory on penalties over Colombia has secured them a World Cup quarter-final meeting with Sweden – but history shows this is anything but an easy clash.

The Three Lions’ record against the Swedes in matches either at World Cups, European Championship finals or in qualifying campaigns shows just one win, two defeats and five draws.

The first two of those games were 0-0 draws in qualifiers ahead of the 1990 World Cup, and here, Press Association Sport looks at the six that followed.

Sweden 2 England 1 – European Championship finals group stage, June 17, 1992

Graham Taylor's England exited Euro 92 after a 2-1 loss to Sweden (PA).
Graham Taylor’s England exited Euro 92 after a 2-1 loss to Sweden (PA).

Sweden 2 England 1 – European Championship qualifier, September 5, 1998

Sweden came from behind to beat England again in 1998, after Alan Shearer (right) had put the visitors ahead (Owen Humphreys/PA).
Sweden came from behind to beat England again in 1998, after Alan Shearer had put the visitors ahead (Owen Humphreys/PA).

England 0 Sweden 0 – European Championship qualifier, June 5, 1999

Paul Scholes was sent off in the 0-0 draw at Wembley in 1999 (Owen Humphreys/PA).
Paul Scholes was sent off in the 0-0 draw at Wembley in 1999 (Owen Humphreys/PA).

England 1 Sweden 1 – World Cup finals group stage, June 2, 2002

Sol Campbell's header was cancelled out by a Niclas Alexandersson strike at the 2002 World Cup (Rui Vieira/PA).
Sol Campbell’s header was cancelled out by a Niclas Alexandersson strike at the 2002 World Cup (Rui Vieira/PA).

England 2 Sweden 2 – World Cup finals group stage, June 20, 2006

Henrik Larsson scored a late equaliser for Sweden at Germany 2006 (Owen Humphreys/PA).
Henrik Larsson, second right, scored a late equaliser for Sweden at Germany 2006 (Owen Humphreys/PA).

Sweden 2 England 3 – European Championship finals group stage, June 15, 2012

Danny Welbeck's goal sealed victory for England in Kiev (Anthony Devlin/PA).
Danny Welbeck’s goal sealed victory for England in Kiev (Anthony Devlin/PA).

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