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Morning Leeds-in for 4 July: England to face Sweden & Pontus Jansson in the World Cup quarterfinals

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Sweden v Korea Republic: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Things are going to be interesting around Leeds on Saturday.

Yes, England beat Colombia on penalties. Yes, England won a penalty shoot-out. And they now face Sweden with a trip to the semi-finals on the line.

The same Sweden squad that features Leeds cult hero and defender Pontus Jansson.

While a vast majority of Leeds fans will be rooting for England to win, a few fans will be pulling for Jansson to make it, won’t they?

Anyway, Saturday is going to be another great moment for England fans everywhere and football fans everywhere as the World Cup quarterfinals are on at 15.00 and 19.00 BST.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

It looks like Yosuke Ideguchi is moving up to the “core” group of players in training under Marcelo Bielsa. [Through It All Together]

Leeds forward Pawel Cibicki has joined Molde in Norway on loan. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties after drawing 1-1 after extra time. All of this would have been avoided had England been able to stop a header from Barcelona’s Yerry Mina in the 93rd minute. [The Guardian]

Jordan Pickford silenced his critics by saving Carlos Bacca’s penalty and giving Eric Dier the opportunity to win the match for England. [Royal Blue Mersey]

World Football Links

Can the ownership saga at AC Milan just be over already? [AC Milan Offside]

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is reportedly a target of AC Milan. [AC Milan Offside]

A look at how the Italy Women’s football team qualifying for the World Cup might help to build the women’s game in Italy. [The Gentlemen Ultra]

Sweden beat Switzerland to head to the last eight of the World Cup. []

Five thoughts on Mexico’s loss to Brazil. [FMF State of Mind]