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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 October 2018

World Cup 2018: Day 20 as it happened - Sweden and England through to quarter-finals

The remaining last-16 matches will be played out to complete the quarter-final line-up

England captain Harry Kane celebrates after converting a penalty. Alberto Estevez / EPA 
England captain Harry Kane celebrates after converting a penalty. Alberto Estevez / EPA 

1.25am: Quarter-finals set

We now know our line-up for the quarter-finals.

Friday

France v Uruguay 6pm UAE time

Brazil v Belgium 10pm

Saturday

Sweden v England 6pm

Russia v Croatia 10pm

We started with 32 teams. We are now down to eight.

Bring on the weekend for the next action.

It is two rest days now before then, but follow us at The National for all the preview news ahead of the games.

12.55am: England win on penalties

England have won a World Cup penalty shoot-out. Yes, really.

Eric Dier converts the winning penalty as England win 4-3 in the shoot-out to put them through to the quarter-finals and a match with Sweden on Saturday.

Jordan Henderson had missed England's third penalty to put Colombia 3-2 ahead after three kicks each, but Mateus Uribe hit the bar and Carlos Bacca had his effort saved by Jordan Pickford.

It is the first time in four attempts that England have won a shoot-out at a World Cup.

12am: Mina goal sends Colombia and England to extra time

England thought they had won it. Harry Kane's penalty, his sixth goal of the tournament, had given England the advantage

But, in the third minute of stoppage time Yerry Mina heads home the equaliser from a corner. Kieran Trippier almost kept it out on the line but the ball rebounded in off the bar.

Extra time now. Colombia will be lifted by their escape. England had the game won once, now they have to do it again.

10.55pm: Goalless between Colombia and England

No goals in the first half in Moscow. England started well but Colombia improved as the half wore on.

England are aggrieved that Colombia are not down to 10 men as Wilmar Barrios pushed his head into Jordan Henderson's chest, then chin, at a free-kick as a wall was being lined up. Barrios only got a yellow card with Mark Geiger not using VAR to look at a replay, which was surprising.

A tense second half ahead.

Remember the winner faces Sweden in the quarter-finals.

10.20pm: Colombia v England underway

So far so tense in Moscow. We are 20 minutes into the final second round match and it is goalless as Colombia and England duke it out to see who plays Sweden on Saturday in Samara in the quarter-finals.

England have had better of early exchanges but have had no reward for it.

Nervy times.

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7.52pm: Full time - Sweden 1-0 Switzerland

Emil Forsberg's deflected effort on 66 minutes was enough to send Sweden through to a quarter-final meeting with the winner of tonight's late game between Colombia and England.

Forsberg did well to carve the opening up for himself, cutting back on to his right foot.

His shot looked as if Yann Sommer would easily gobble it up before Manuel Akanji stuck out a right foot that deflected the ball into the top corner.

Michael Lang was sent off for Switzerland late on for bringing down Sweden substitute Martin Olsson when through on goal.

It is the furthest Sweden have gone in a World Cup since finishing third in USA '94.

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6.55pm: Half time - Sweden 0-0 Switzerland

Marcus Berg has come closest to opening the scoring, drawing a full-length save from Yann Sommer in the Switzerland goal.

The Al Ain striker also wasted an earlier chance when he failed to test the Swiss goalkeeper when through on goal.

Albin Ekdal blazed a glorious opportunity over the bar from six yards out, but the teams head in for the half-time team talk on level terms.

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4.55pm: Sweden v Switzerland teams

The teams are in for today's first last-16 clash between Sweden and Switzerland. Kick-off is 6pm UAE time.

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4.05pm: The World Cup worst XI

The 2018 World Cup has been a memorable tournament but for some players they would rather forget it in a hurry. Paul Radley has put together his worst XI below:

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12.40pm: Neymar: The World Cup's most theatrical player?

Neymar is one of the finest footballers in the world, and his talents are shining bright at the World Cup as Brazil booked their place in the quarter-finals.

But it has been his histrionics that have drawn as much attention as his abilities. With that in mind, we have put together a photo gallery focusing only on Neymar's theatrics.

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10.45am: Hope, goals and tears

Mohamed Salah has ascended to world-class status over the past year following his exploits for Premier League club Liverpool, while his place as a hero for Egyptian football fans was further solidified after guiding his nation to their first World Cup in 28 years.

Salah's time in Russia did not go to plan after his injury in the Uefa Champions League final meant his impact was limited.

Ian Oxborrow has put together the complete timeline of the highs and lows of Salah's past few months, complete with photo galleries, videos and exclusive interviews with the "Egyptian King" himself.

Enjoy: Mohamed Salah's World Cup: A story of hope, goals and tears

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10am: Neymar an irrepressible irritant

Brazil's victory over Mexico on Monday saw one man take centre stage. Neymar produced his best performance of the tournament to guide his side into the quarter-finals.

Read Richard Jolly's analysis from the match as he pays particular attention to Neymar, "an irrepressible irritant".

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9.45am: Finalising the quarter-finalists

Good morning everyone and welcome to The National's World Cup daily updates page!

Monday was packed with drama (should we expect anything less from this tournament?) as Belgium produced a stunning comeback to defeat Japan, after Neymar inspired Brazil to victory over Mexico.

A Belgium v Brazil quarter-final? Yes please.

Tuesday's matches will conclude the last-16 stage and complete the quarter-final line-up.

First up at 6pm (UAE) is Sweden v Switzerland in what looks set to be a 50-50 match-up, followed by Colombia v England (10pm).

Join us throughout the day as we bring you all the biggest news from Russia, reaction from Monday's games and look ahead to Tuesday's last-16 encounters.