Sweden reached the FIFA World Cup Quarter-Finals for the first time in 24 years after Emil Forsberg’s deflected shot earned a scrappy 1-0 win over Switzerland.

The Swedes had the better chances despite the Swiss dominating possession, and Forsberg’s Goal – sailed past the hapless Yann Sommer for the Scandinavians’ first win in a World Cup knockout match since their Quarter-Final victory over Romania on Penalties in 1994.

Switzerland’s misery was compounded in injury-time when Michael Lang was sent off for fouling Martin Olsson outside the box, with the referee correctly reversing his decision to award the Swedes a Penalty after consulting var.

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