Sweden, whose best result at a World Cup is their runners-up finish in 1958, will take on 1996 winners England in Samara on Saturday.

"I don't spend my time doing things like that [thinking about whether Sweden will win the World Cup]. We have to win tomorrow's match, which is going to be very tough... I don't know if they take us seriously, but we're strong in our belief," Andersson told journalists.

He added that all the players in his squad were fit to play against England and expressed hope that midfielder Albin Ekdal, who had been treated for a foot injury, would be 100 percent ready.