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England dominates the air, makes World Cup semis

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England’s Dele Alli, second from left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side’s second goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored headed goals and Jordan Pickford made a number of fine saves to lead England to a 2-0 win over Sweden at the World Cup on Saturday.

England will face the winner of Croatia and Russia’s quarterfinal for a berth in the July 15 final.

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Viktor Claesson was Sweden’s top threat, forcing a few saves out of Jordan Pickford in the contest.

Maguire scored the opener at the half-hour mark, the first one to Ashley Young’s corner kick.

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Next up was Dele, who got up to work Jesse Lingard’s wonderful cross home.

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Marcus Berg came close to pulling one back in the 72nd minute but got a bit too under the ball and sliced it over the goal.

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