"We've talked to the players about them writing their own stories and tonight was the classic, they don't have to conform to what's gone", he said. Brazil are 11/10 to win on Friday, with the draw at 12/5 and Belgium at 13/5.
In the other match in England's half of the draw, host nation Russian Federation - riding a wave of euphoria after their shock win against 2010 winners Spain - face a Croatia side inspired by Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric in Sochi on Saturday. Most keepers would have been happy to clutch it to their chest to let a few seconds pass to ensure extra time. They're just not good enough to go toe-to-toe with Croatia. "It's just an unbelievable feeling, the best feeling of my career".
'When the referee's whistle goes, you've got as long as you want to take the penalty. "We know obviously in the past England haven't done great and it was great to get that one off our back".
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He's a shining light for us all, and we have to do our very best to all try to be at his level. "In this World Cup , he helped us so much, scoring four goals".
"But I would say at the moment England - nobody speaks about England but they are risky - Brazil or France".
TALKING POINT: Is football "coming home?" Their mindset is that "our structure, our collective mentality, our belief" can see us through any occasion.
'Against Spain they used a different system, but you must adapt to every team you play against. The Swedes have a decent record against England.
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Paulinho, who makes those surging runs through the centre, was forced to be in line with Casemiro, who sits ahead of the defence. Brazil manager Tite believed Neymar was treated unfairly , stating: "I saw what happened".
Which brings us full circle to England who, as previously mentioned, will face Sweden.
That put the spotlight on substitute Eric Dier and the Tottenham midfielder held his nerve to fire past Ospina to secure a 4-3 win on penalties and spark scenes of wild celebration in Moscow and around the country. England's back line has been impressive and Jordan Henderson's leadership, energy and engagement in midfield were noticeable from where I was sitting.
"And today I saw a monumental robbery on the pitch". And The Three Lions are battle-tested after an extremely hard-fought Round of 16 fixture.
Sweden win scrappy Swiss encounter
The Swiss defender Manuel Akanji stuck out a foot but a deflection took the ball past the wrong-footed goalkeeper. At the other end, Albin Ekdal was even closer, and completely free, when he sidefooted Lustig's cross over.