The team, who came into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team, have defied their fans' expectations by reaching the quarter-finals.
"Sweden is another team we have a poor record against".
Sweden coach Janne Andersson has full confidence in his team's straightforward but effective tactics as he prepares his side for their World Cup quarter-final clash with England on Saturday. Spain was one of the tournament's favourites but could not defeat one of the weakest teams on paper.
"The Uruguayans will have watched the match, they will change the way to defend him". Their apparent lack of possession is a cause of concern although the Portuguese could not take advantage of it; the French will not be so kind. Aside from their lopsided 6-1 win over a weak Panamanian squad, England hasn't dominated in this tourney and could be fruit ripe for the picking by a team that nobody saw coming in Sweden.
Kylian Mbappe was just brilliant against Argentina and Paul Pogba has been outstanding as well. They leaking three goals should not ring the alarm bells yet as the defense has held fort well in the past.
Croatia showed flashes of their stellar attacking game when they beat Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland to top their group.
In a Kazan Arena expected to be dominated by yellow-clad Brazil fans, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne have a chance to prove they can cut it at the highest worldwide level.
Croatia got to the first position in Group D and won 3-2 on penalties in extra time in the knockouts match against Denmark.
Neymar is found his scoring touch for the Selecao but seems to have not got over his habit of play acting.
The encounter between England and Colombia was another nail-biting affair, with English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford pulling off an astounding save to help his team proceed to the next round on penalties.
Both sides failed to score in extra time so the game went to nail-biting penalties, but luckily England were triumphant. Everybody has started getting the feeling that they can do it.
Griezmann doesn't take a place in the semi-finals for granted.
The Croatia captain has netted three goals and the influential midfielder will be eager to play an instrumental role in helping his nation defeat Russian Federation. None of us are going to sleep at night thinking ´We have already lost to Brazil´.
You couple that with the fact that the Swedish defense leads the World Cup in blocked shots-and it makes this match appear a lot more interesting than the line bets are letting on.
Perhaps the toughest challenge facing England is breaking down a miserly defence that has kept three clean sheets out of four games so far, but Harry Kane and Co. have never looked more confident than they do now. But if the tournament is anything to go by, expect the games to entertain right to the very end.