England unchanged to face Sweden in quarter-final

England manager, Gareth Southgate speaks with Trent Alexander-Arnold during an England training session on July 4, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
England manager, Gareth Southgate speaks with Trent Alexander-Arnold during an England training session on July 4, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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England's Ashley Young and Kyle Walker have both recovered from minor injury concerns to be included in the side’s unchanged starting line-up to face Sweden in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday in Samara.

Back-up striker Jamie Vardy was a major doubt after suffering a groin strain when England beat Colombia on penalties in the last 16‚ but is fit again to be named among the substitutes for the encounter in Samara.

For Sweden‚ right back Mikael Lustig is banned after picking up a second yellow card and has been replaced by Emil Krafth‚ while midfielder Sebastian Larsson returns from suspension and comes into the side for Gustav Svensson.

England's Jordan Henderson‚ Jesse Lingard‚ Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Walker are all one booking away from missing a potential semi-final‚ while Albin Ekdal and Viktor Claesson are in the same boat for Sweden.

Starting line-ups for the World Cup quarter-final between Sweden and England in Samara on Saturday (kick-off 1400 GMT): Sweden (4-4-2) Robin Olsen; Emil Krafth, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist (capt), Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen Coach: Janne Andersson (SWE)

England (3-5-2) Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Kieran Trippier, Ashley Young, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane (capt) Coach: Gareth Southgate (ENG) Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (NED)

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