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He made it – an African not – but I think they will be ready soon for the next one.

Fifa boss Gianni Infantino has told the BBC that he is sad no African team made it to the knock-out stages of the World Cup.

All five African teams – Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia – exited this year’s competition in the group stages.

Emil Krafth believes his side are fresher than England

Sweden right-back Emil Krafth believes his side are fresher than England ahead of their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday - but is he right?

The Bologna right-back earned his first game time at the tournament during Sweden's 1-0 win over Switzerland in the last 16 and is likely to start in place of the suspended Mikael Lustig.

After England were forced to endure extra-time and a dramatic penalty shootout against Colombia, Krafth said: "They [England] had 30 minutes more than us and less rest, so we hope we can take advantage of that"We play as a team, we are really a team, we fight for each other and we run for each other. That's our strategy. No one is left behind."

Alli shares a day with Ruby Mae in his time off at the English camp

Tottenham midfielder Alli has utilized the time of the three lions to have fun with his girlfriend Ruby Mae in Russia.

Delle Alli was part of the English side that advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years.

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