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Sweden's all-time top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who retired from worldwide football in 2016, said the quarterfinal match between the Swedes and England involves "a lot of emotions".

Andres Granqvist is a busy man at the moment: not only is the 33-year Sweden captain putting the finishing touches to preparations for his side's World Cup quarterfinal against England on Saturday, but he also became a father for the second time in the early hours of Thursday morning. It will be hard, but I think England will just have enough about them. "They beat Mexico (in group stage), which was good and they made a big statement by winning against the Swiss", Ibrahimovic said in a posting on his Major League Soccer club's website. They believe, and they thought they could do it.

"We are there to push them". 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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Ibrahimovic, who has 10 goals this season for the Galaxy, has spent his career among some of Europe's greatest clubs, including Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United for the past two seasons.

Croatia haven't got bundles of pace in their team and Russian Federation will be hard to beat, just like they were against Spain. If they can keep it up, they have a good chance. "Normally the other team has better players on paper and we let them have the ball in the places we want them to have the ball", he explained.

"If England win I buy you dinner wherever you want in the world, but if Sweden wins you buy me whatever I want from Ikea, OK?"

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