England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties after the match finished 1-1 after extra time at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium on Wednesday morning (AEST).

"The composure they showed in their play in the first 85-88 minutes in a big match under pressure I thought it was really impressive," Southgate said.

Sweden is a team I respect hugely. We’ve not got a good record against them, I think we’ve always underestimated them.

"They have good players, they have clear way of playing, that’s bloody difficult to play against… But what a great game for us to be in."

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England will now face Sweden in the quarter-finals in Samara on Sunday (12am AEST), wth the winner will continue on to the semi-finals, with the game being played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on July 11.