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WATCH: Sachin Tendulkar Backs England In World Cup 2018

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:


  • 'God of Cricket' Sachin Tendulkar has put his weight behind England to come out victorious
  • The England football team will take on Croatia in the semi-final of World Cup 2018

'God of Cricket' Sachin Tendulkar has put his weight behind England to come out victorious. But no, he isn't referring to the England cricket team, but to the Three Lions' football team.

Both the cricket and football team of England are in action. The English cricket team will play three ODIs and five Test matches against India in the next two months. As for the football team, they have reached the semi-final of the World Cup 2018, where they will face Croatia.

And Tendulkar has put weight behind the football team to do wonders in the tournament. In a video he posted on Twitter, he said, "Guys, this time I am backing football.....Come on England!!!" 

In their previous match, England defeated Sweden 2-0 courtesy of Harry Maguire and Dele Alli's headers on either side of the half. The result meant the Three Lions qualified for the semi-finals for only just the third time, and for the first time since 1990.

It was a quite a routine win for the 1966 champions, who saw Maguire and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford put an excellent display. As for Sweden, they were just not good enough on the occasion.

Both the teams made a quiet start as they adopted a safe approach. Chances from open play were very limited, so set-piece was very crucial for the two teams. And the first goal came from a corner.

Ashley Young swung a ball into the box from a corner on the left side. The Sweden defense were so engrossed in marking Harry Kane that they allowed acres of space to the 'other Harry'. And Maguire made them punish, hitting a powerful header to give his team the lead.

And the second goal came in the 58th minute. Jesse Lingard played a lovely chipped ball in the box, where Alli made a great run at the far post, and headed the ball past an hapless Robin Olsen.

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