England are looking to get through to their first World Cup semi-final since Italia 90, but have to improve on their record of one win, two defeats and five draws in major tournaments and qualifying campaigns against the Scandinavians.
Meatballs, however, weren't enough to stop this rowdy bunch throwing a bunch of pillows around and jumping on a show bed while singing "Three Lions", the 1996 footie anthem written by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and Lightning Seeds frontman Ian Broudie.
They were relentless in bringing the noise as they outshouted the Swedish contingent, who appeared relatively few.
With the exits of Brazil and Uruguay, there are no multiple winners left in the competition, while it is the first time in history that none of Brazil, Germany or Argentina have made the semi-finals.
"It's my seventh World Cup and I'll be honest I can't believe this". I never expected this at the start of the tournament.
England trained in Repino on Friday morning before flying to Samara in preparation for their quarter-final meeting with Sweden.
"We have got to be here for another week (as there is the third-placed play-off) so it's up to us now which games we play in".
"Although our team will be better in two years with more life experience, maybe the cards on injuries and things won't fall as kindly and we won't get this opportunity again", he told ITV News.
Terry Shepherd, 65, from Stockton-on-Tees, in Durham, was in the stadium with his son Lee, 33.
The air carrier printed up a ticket for a passenger named "Football" and added some hidden gems in the ticket vocabulary for die hard England team fans.
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It was his solitary goal against Switzerland that ensured Sweden enter the quarterfinal stage and set up a date with England. The former Manchester United and PSG striker Ibrahimovic is not expected to make an appearance in Saransk on Saturday.
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"They're a good football side, they don't give a lot of openings".
His ability on the ball, strength in the air and deceptive pace are all praised by Thompson, who thinks he'd fit manager Jurgen Klopp's style of play perfectly.
Goals in either half from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli overcame Sweden 2-0 in Samara, with either hosts Russian Federation or Croatia next on England's agenda.
In the second half, England doubled its advantage with a header from Dele Alli.
As of Friday, Fifa ticket sales for the game stood at 32,000, meaning there were almost 10,000 unsold tickets, which was said to be normal for the Samara Arena.
Five-time champions Brazil had arrived in Russian Federation with high hopes of putting the humiliation of their 7-1 semi-final thrashing on home soil by Germany four years ago behind them, but were instead sent packing by a clinical Belgian outfit.
The official attendance was read out over the PA system as 39,991 - just a couple of thousands short of capacity. The list leads off with manager Gareth Southgate and then goes from A to Y on the player roster.
It is not surprising to see him get linked with a move to some of the bigger clubs in England, given his recent performances.