Factbox: Sweden v Switzerland

Sweden play Switzerland in a World Cup round of 16 match in St Petersburg on Tuesday.

Reuters , Monday 2 Jul 2018,
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Where:St Petersburg Stadium

Capacity: 68,134

When: Tuesday July 3, 1700 local (1400 GMT/1000 ET)

Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

Key stats:

* Switzerland's two draws and one win in Group E was the first time the team have gone unbeaten in the group stages of a World Cup since 2006.

* Group F winners Sweden have now progressed to the last 16 in all of their World Cup appearances since 1990.

* The Swiss have scored at least once in six of their last seven World Cup matches.

* Sweden's 3-0 win over Mexico was their biggest World Cup victory since their 4-0 trouncing of Bulgaria in 1994.

* Defender Andreas Granqvist is the first Swede to score two or more goals in a single World Cup campaign since Henrik Larsson scored three in the 2002.

* Switzerland have lost one of their last 25 matches, a 2-0 defeat by Portugal in October.

* The Swiss last reached the quarter-finals at their home World Cup in 1954 while Sweden reached the semi-finals in 1994.

* Sweden have won three of their five World Cup meetings with Switzerland, with the Swiss winning the other two.

* Swiss duo Stephan Lichtsteiner and Fabian Schar are both suspended, while Sweden will be without injured midfielder Sebastian Larsson.

* The winner of the match will face either Colombia or England in the quarter-finals.

Previous meetings: The European rivals have faced each other 27 times, with both winning 10 games each and seven ending in a draw, including their most recent meeting in a friendly international in 2002 and their last competitive meeting at the European Championships in 1995.

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