They have played Sweden 24 times, winning eight games, losing seven, and drawing nine.

Four of those encounters have come in the finals of major tournaments – with each side winning one apiece and two draws.

Here’s how those tournament games panned out.

England vs Sweden

England have played Sweden 24 times, winning eight games, losing seven, and drawing nine

England 1, Sweden 2

1992 Euros, group stage

England looked on course to top the group when David Platt gave them an early lead against the tournament hosts.

But it all went wrong in the second half when Jan Erikson equalised before Thomas Brolin – later to join Leeds – scored a fine winner.

England went out and Graham Taylor faced a barrage of criticism, not least for his decision to substitute Gary Lineker in what proved to be his final international, leaving him one short of equalling Sir Bobby Chalrton’s 49-goal England record.

England vs Sweden David Beckham

Sol Campbell headed England in front from a David Beckham corner

England 1, Sweden 1

2002 World Cup, group stage

England kicked off their World Cup campaign in Japan with an uninspiring draw.

Sol Campbell headed England in front from a David Beckham corner but Niclas Alexanderson levelled things up just before the hour. Sweden won the group leaving England in the tougher half of the draw – they lost to eventual winners Brazil in the last eight.

England vs Sweden Henrik Larsson

Henrik Larsson celebrates scoring a goal

England 2, Sweden 2

2006 World Cup, group stage

England went into their final group game knowing a draw would be enough to avoid Germany in the last 16 but were seconds away from victory when Henrik Larsson punished sloppy defending to equalise in added time.

Joe Cole had put England ahead with an outrageous dipping volley from 35 yards.

Marcus Allback equalised early in the second half before Steve Gerrard headed England back in front, only for Larsson to pounce. The game was marred by Michael Owen’s serious knee injury.

England vs Sweden: Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck scores the winner for England

England 3, Sweden 2

2012 Euros, group stage

Danny Welbeck ended England’s 44-year wait for a win over Sweden in a seesaw contest in Kiev.

Andy Carroll’s header gave England a half-time lead but as in all three of their previous tournament clashes, Sweden hit back.

Glen Johnson’s own goal and Olof Mellberg put them in front but Theo Walcott came off the bench to rescue the Three Lions with the equaliser and assist for Welbeck’s winner.

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