England haven't achieved anything yet at World Cup, warns Southgate

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"For sure, going to extra-time I'm pleased we did what we did in the Belgium game even more because I think it's an accumulation of fatigue making things more hard".

England progressed to the quarter finals of the World Cup in Russian Federation courtesy of their first penalty shootout win in the competition, ending a decades-long run of heartbreaking exits from major tournaments and sparking mass celebration in London.

"You don't always get what you deserve in life but tonight I think we did".

England's chances against Sweden could be made all the tougher by injuries, with Southgate joking the dressing room was "like a scene from M*A*S*H*".

Boss Gareth Southgate feels his team are revelling in fans" positivity, saying: "The players are excited because a lot of their experiences with England, they've felt isolated in camp and had to fight against the tide.

After suffocating the Swiss with their compact, defensive style, the Swedes are unlikely to change the tactics that have carried them this far in the tournament, and the fact that England will be favourites will not bother them.

"Gareth gives us that freedom and that is a massive thing as a player".

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Southgate also said his team got the reward they deserved after edging Colombia 4-3 in a gut-wrenching World Cup penalty shoot-out to set up a quarter-final clash against Sweden.

"It's not so much about taking a risk", Southgate said, having welcomed Fabian Delph back to the squad following a trip home for the birth of his third child.

"Young and Walker, we've no reason to believe they're serious issues".

"Every team has lots of diving, lots of pretending, lots of putting pressure on the referee".

"It'll be the most hard game they'll have played, they can bet on that", he told the Daily Mirror ahead of tomorrow's game.

Southgate also provided an update on the fitness of Ashley Young and Kyle Walker, who both appeared to suffer from cramp during the win in Moscow.

"I'm just delighted that we got through and hopefully we can keep building and keep going on".

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