England will play Sweden at the Cosmos Arena in Samara on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The kick-off time is 18:00 SAMT, which is 14:00 GMT.

With a spot in the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at stake, and while many people didn't expect to see Scandinavians playing in the Quarter Finals, English defender John Stones stated that Sweden cannot be taken lightly, according to the BBC.

The Englishmen had to take the game to the extra time and then penalties in order to achieve victory against Columbia in the Round of 16 showdowns. This proves that maybe Sweden lacks star players but the match will surely go to the wire, and it won't be that easy for England.

Where to watch:

The match will be televised live by BBC and ITV in the United Kingdom from 14 GMT onwards. BBC and talkSPORT will also broadcast the game live via radio in the United Kingdom. In Sweden, SVT and TV4 will be televising the game live.

In the United States, the broadcasting rights are held by Fox Sports and Telemundo. The online stream can be watched by downloading the Sony ESPN (Sony Six) app.

Along with this, ESPN is also providing the live streaming in some countries.

Team News and other details:

According to a report on BBC, Swedish right-back Mikael Lustig was suspended from this game after he received his second yellow card of this world cup and Emil Krafth is expected to replace him in the starting XI.

But, there is something to cheer for the Swedish team as midfielder Sebastian Larsson is set to return from the ban and will be coming into the side in the place of Gustav Svensson.

According to BBC Sports, there are huge concerns over whether the England forward Jamie Vardy would play or not after he had suffered a groin strain in the previous game versus Colombia.

Ashley Young has recovered from an ankle knock he suffered in that game while Kyle Walker is over the cramp he was suffering.

Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kyle Walker will take the field, knowing that there is a possibility that they might miss the semi-final, if England qualify.

The second quarter-final match of the day will be played between Croatia and hosts Russia.

The winner of the third quarter-final will play the winner of the fourth quarter-final in the second semi-final at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow on July 11, 2018.

On Friday, Uruguay and Brazil were knocked out by France and Belgium respectively in their quarterfinals. France and Belgium will now meet each other in the first semi-final on July 10 at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg.

Related: FIFA 2018: France vs Uruguay quarterfinal live telecast on BBC on Friday at 14 GMT

Also read: FIFA 2018: Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals