The match ended in a 1-0 victory to Sweden with defender and captain Andreas Granqvist breaking the deadlock from the penalty spot in the 65th minute of the game.

The 45,000-seater Nizhny Novgorod Arena will host another three group-stage games, a round of 16 match and a quarter-final.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on 14 June and will continue until 15 July, with the matches set to be played in 11 cities across Russia.