Switzerland created no shortage of headlines in storming back to beat Serbia in the decisive game in their group.
Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, no strangers to Premier League audiences, both recognised their heritage when they performed Albanian Eagle celebrations after scoring.
It did not go do well in Serbia, but the pair received fines rather than bans for their political statements and are free to play against Sweden in the last 16.
Switzerland have lost only once in 25 games and are ranked sixth in the world, but are they are as good as FIFA’s coefficients would have us believe?
Just a few short months ago one World Cup question was on everyone’s lips in Sweden – will Zlatan Ibrahimovic go to Russia?
He didn’t – but Sweden are a united force without the towering striker and, having impressed in the group stages, they will battle Switzerland for a quarter-final spot.
Sweden XI: To follow
Switzerland XI: To follow
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