Russia: 'I'd love to win the World Cup' — Stone hypes England before Sweden QF

England centre back John Stones attended a press conference in Repino, close to St. Petersburg, on Thursday, two days after his nation qualified for the World Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Colombia. The victory represented England's first ever penalty shootout victory at a World Cup, having lost on penalties in 1990, 1998 and 2006. England won their first-ever penalty shootout at a World... Еще Cup in Moscow's Spartak Stadium on Tuesday, beating the Latin America side 4-3. Stones confirmed that England had been practising penalties before the game. «Once we had won it, it kind of sunk then that we had done all the hard work on the training pitch and we just had to execute while we were there, « he told journalists. As for the Three Lion's chances of progressing the competition, Stones set out his stall high «I've said it from the start, I'd love to win the World Cup. I've dreamt about it, yes that's what we want to do.» The Manchester City defender said his teammates should treat quarter-final opponents Sweden with respect. «There's no easy games, I think. If you say it's an easy game in a quarter-final of the World Cup, you know, you're stupid to say that,» he concluded. England will face Sweden in Samara on Saturday at 15:00 (GMT) for a place in the semi-finals.

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