Emil Krafth says Sweden will be ready for Ashley Young's diving
By Shona Duthie
Last Updated: 05/07/18 3:36pm
Sweden defender Emil Krafth has said his team will keep an eye out on England's Ashley Young's diving in the penalty box during their quarter-final match.
England meet Sweden in the last eight in Samara for a place in the World Cup semi-finals after beating Colombia on penalties on Tuesday.
Sweden knocked out Switzerland 1-0 in the round of 16 and to ensure they head to the semi-finals for the first time since 1994, Krafth says they will be ready for Young in particular.
"I know him well," said the 23-year-old. "I am a Manchester United supporter and I have seen him a lot. He is a good player, very fast, who like to cut inside. "
And when asked if they would have to watch out for his diving he said: "Only in the box. Not do anything stupid."
Krafth also believes the fact England had a penalty shootout against Colombia will work in their favour. He stated the team are yet to watch the game but will have prepared ahead of their clash on Saturday.
He added: "I think it's an advantage for us that their game went all the way to a penalty shootout. Now we know which players in England that will take the penalties and also where they will shoot."