Kane, who scored 41 goals in all competitions for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur last season, is also a front-runner for the Golden Boot award at this summer's World Cup, having netted six goals, three of them from the penalty spot, so far.

"He is very skillful, and not only as a penalty taker but also as a scoring forward. But we'll do everything we can to stop him," Granqvist said.

He added that playing in the World Cup quarter-finals was a big achievement for the Scandinavian team, who reached the last eight stage for the first time since the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States, where they eventually claimed the third place.

Sweden will take on England, who will be playing in their first quarter-finals since 2006, in Samara on Sunday morning (AEST).