July 1, 2018 / 3:09 PM / 9 months ago

Factbox - Sweden v Switzerland

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Sweden play Switzerland in a World Cup round of 16 match in St Petersburg on Tuesday.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Sweden Training - Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia - June 26, 2018. Sweden's Pontus Jansson and team mates during training. REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

Where: St Petersburg Stadium

Capacity: 68,134

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

Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

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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.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Switzerland Training - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 26, 2018 Switzerland's Valon Behrami with team mates during training REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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.

Compiled by Simon Jennings in St Petersburg; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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