Sweden not afraid of England’s home advantage in semis, says Asllani


July 25 (Reuters) – Sweden will not be intimidated by hosts England remaining backed by a passionate home crowd at Bramall Lane, Sheffield in the women’s European Championship semi-remaining, striker Kosovare Asllani mentioned on the eve of the match.

At the moment ranked 2nd in the planet, the Swedes have arrived at the semis of various main tournaments but have unsuccessful to very clear the penultimate hurdle, which contains the 2019 Environment Cup and 2013 Euros.

Sweden facial area an England facet who have received each and every match at their residence tournament, conceding one target though scoring 16, and Asllani expects an “powerful match” amongst two actual physical sides.

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“It will be two groups that want to perform tag in football. We’ve noticed England participating in amazing soccer so much in the tournament but we consider it is a recreation that will match us,” she said on Monday.

“We are Sweden, we appreciate to operate and which is what we will do tomorrow.

“Clearly England have household guidance, but we have carried out it before. We performed versus Brazil in the Maracana in 2016, with only Brazilian lovers. We are expecting a entire stadium with English supporters.”

Sweden also have heritage on their aspect with England beating them only after in 7 aggressive matches.

“I believe it’s heading to be an even game. We have our match prepare and we are extremely thrilled for it,” Asllani extra.

Sweden comprehensive backs Hannah Glas and Emma Kullberg are available all over again after they tested positive for COVID-19 previously in the tournament but fellow defender Jonna Andersson misses out.

Skipper and midfielder Caroline Seger, who did not engage in the two past games owing to an damage, will also be obtainable.

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Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk Modifying by Ken Ferris

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