sport news Sven-Goran Eriksson backs England to beat Colombia and hopes they will meet ...

Sven-Goran Eriksson has backed England to beat Colombia and hopes they will play Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Eriksson twice led England to the World Cup last-eight stage during his reign as manager, and he has been impressed with Gareth Southgate's squad so far in Russia.

But the Swede warned that his countrymen are a tougher team to score against than strongly-fancied Brazil.

Sven-Goran Eriksson has backed England to beat Colombia and hopes they play Sweden next

Sven-Goran Eriksson has backed England to beat Colombia and hopes they play Sweden next

England meet Colombia in the last-16 on Tuesday, with Sweden or Switzerland looming as their quarter-final opponents if they knock out the South Americans.

'When you come down to the last-16, it is always difficult, and it should be difficult,' Eriksson told BBC 5 Radio live's Sportsweek programme.

'I think England will beat Colombia, then I hope they will meet Sweden.

Eriksson said he has been impressed by what he has seen of England in the World Cup so far

Eriksson said he has been impressed by what he has seen of England in the World Cup so far

'I

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