Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson feels his native Sweden will knock their quarterfinal rivals out from the FIFA World Cup on Saturday.
“England will struggle to score against Sweden,” Eriksson, who managed England from 2001-06, was quoted as saying by espnfc.
“I believe it will be a Swedish win. And as a Swede my hopes are with Sweden.”
England got past Colombia 4-3 on penalties on Monday to reach the last eight.
Sweden, meanwhile, booked their place following a 1-0 win over Denmark.
Eriksson went to say that he believes his country could reach the final for the first time since 1958.
“Given how they are playing now I believe they (Sweden) can go all the way,” he said.
“I have yet to decide (whether to attend the game), but I might go. It will be a fantastic World Cup quarter final, a tough and hard fight between Sweden and England,” he hoped.