David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic place wager before World Cup clash

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Granqvist's wife, Sofie, gave birth to the couple's second child, although Granqvist was not there for the happy event after she had told him to stay in Russian Federation to help Sweden's World Cup prospects.

"England have a great chance to make a World Cup semi-final", Eriksson told the Mirror.

"If England think they will have an easy match on Saturday, that's a big mistake". They believe, and they thought they could do it. "It's nice within football to affect some things and the players have that opportunity as well because they have a voice and they have influence on young people, especially the young people from the areas they came from". All the Swedes in the world are proud of our national team and they will continue to be proud, regardless of how it goes.

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And members of the public are pretty thrilled about England's World Cup hopes, with It's Coming Home Memes taking over Twitter. And Mourinho, speaking on RT after the game, remarked how England have a truly unique chance to cement a place in the final.

The two men's careers have followed similar paths, both also playing for the likes of Manchester United, Paris St Germain and AC Milan, and on Friday, Ibrahimovic offered Beckham a wager.

Ibrahimovic's advice for Sweden is simple - more of the same.

One way they have missed Ibrahimovic, though, is that they have relatively little quality going forward.

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Didier Deschamps' team finally seems to have clicked; a 4-3 thriller against Argentina underlined their title credentials, but they'll face much sterner opposition in this Uruguay side. I was at Palace when they weren't quite as good as they are now.

"I'm fairly indifferent to the game on Saturday because Switzerland got kicked out in their last game, I'm not too happy about that", he says.

Sweden's all-time top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who retired from global football in 2016, said the quarterfinal match between the Swedes and England involves "a lot of emotions". Whoever can handle that best has an advantage.

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