Engand's Dele Alli busts out Fortnite dance in World Cup match

Sergio Cunningham
July 8, 2018

Sweden was eliminated from the 2018 World Cup on Saturday after suffering a 2-0 loss to England at Samara Arena.

The crowd went wild after the goal, and Fortnite fans online celebrated yet another World Cup nod to the video game.

"Personally, I don't think I performed as well as I should have but as a team it was solid".

Alli proved his critics wrong two minutes before the hour mark when he met Kieran Trippier's cross with a deft header to put England firmly in the ascendancy.

This only intensified when Zlatan said he could perform better than Sweden's players following the 2-1 defeat to Germany in the second group match.

They began solidly against England in a slow and sloppy start to the game that resembled a pre-season friendly at times, only to be outdone by England's eighth set-piece goal of its 11 in Russian Federation. His point was that England, his young, new England, are nevertheless not to be pushed around. "We worked on that in practice".

Then, as Sweden looked to get back into the match, the favorites finished them off.

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That was England's eighth set-piece goal at this World Cup, but, while they are seemingly lethal from dead balls, apart from Kane they are not blessed with too many other sharp shooters.

Set clear by Jordan Henderson's long pass over the defense late in the first half, Sterling tried to get around Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen but was stopped.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, the hero in the penalty shoot-out against Colombia, once again impressed with a number of superb saves and was named man-of-the-match.

Sterling got hold of the loose ball but his shot was deflected over.Sterling's movement was very good, though, causing Sweden's slow defense problems throughout.

After the victory England boss Southgate told the BBC: "We knew it was going to be such a different game from the other night, to come back having had extra-time and penalties, with the emotions of it to lift ourselves through a completely different test".

He said: "I am in a bubble - I have to admit it has been a remarkable rise".

Ibrahimovic and Beckham - teammates at four clubs during their playing days - made a wager on the World Cup quarterfinal between England and Sweden on Saturday.

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