Maguire heads England into halftime lead against Sweden

The winner will play either Russia or Croatia, who meet later on Saturday, in the semi-finals.

England's forward Raheem Sterling (L) vies with Sweden's defender Andreas Granqvist during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Sweden and England. Picture: AFP

SAMARA - A thumping 30th-minute Harry Maguire header from a corner gave England a 1-0 lead over Sweden in their 2018 World Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

Centre-back Maguire connected with an Ashley Young corner to score his first international goal and reward England for their more adventurous approach in a largely cautious first half.

The winners will play either Russia or Croatia, who meet later on Saturday, in the semi-finals.