The English newspapers had to bin their 'Failed Again (or some variant)' headlines in favour of backing their boys.
Eric Dier, widely derided for a poor performance after coming on as a late substitute, scored the winning penalty and the crowd went wild.
This is how the sports editors saw it.
Meanwhile, in Sweden...
Aftonbladet quotes Sweden's Gustav Svensson: 'The English don't want to play us.'
"De engelska spelarna vill inte möta oss" https://t.co/OGlQe1a4eD— Sportbladet (@sportbladet) July 3, 2018
Expressen Sport leads with this from sports writer Therese Stromberg.
'Let the world cry if it's so important for them to be entertained. Who cares? This is Sweden'
In the same paper former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson tips his native country
Former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson: "England will struggle to score against Sweden. I believe it will be a Swedish win"https://t.co/PUSagwxCBM— SportExpressen (@SportExpressen) July 3, 2018
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