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
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