Sweden and Switzerland will face each other to earn the spot in the next round which could lead either of them to their first quarter-finals in this century. Sweden, despite being paired with the reigning champions Germany, unexpectedly topped a tough Group F. The Scandinavian side faced a 2-1 defeat by Germany, as a last minute Toni Kroos goal denied Sweden a draw against crowned champions of 2014, but a 3-0 drubbing of Mexico helped them top the group on a goal-difference after levelling points with them. Switzerland earned qualification to the next round by limping over the line, earning five points in three matches. The final game was a captivating 2-2 draw with Costa Rica that saw them go on to a hard-earned qualification into the next round, as Schweizer Nati only needed a draw to go further. The two sides will compete against each other for the 29th time in their history, but at the same time, it will be a first-ever face-off between the two […]