MIKAEL LUSTIG will miss Sweden’s World Cup quarter-final clash against England on Saturday.
The Celtic right-back, a stalwart in his country’s march to Russia, picked up his second booking in yesterday’s 1-0 win over Switzerland.
Lustig hauled back an opponent and earned a yellow card from Slovenian referee Damir Skomina that will see him sidelined for the encounter against Gareth Southgate’s team who beat Colombia 4-3 on penalty-kicks after drawing 1-1 following extra-time.
A 66th minute deflected goal from Emil Forsberg put the Swedes into the last eight and continued the nation’s remarkable run in the tournament.
Beaten rival manager Vladimir Petkovic warned the English not to write off Sweden in the weekend encounter.
He said: “They have never been favourites, not in the qualifiers against Holland Italy or in the group stage against Germany. Everyone has doubted this Swedish team and said they are mediocre. But they are not.
“They are a very powerful and physical side. They do what they are good at and that was enough for them to beat us.
“In the quarter-finals, you not underestimate anyone. Sweden will be a tough battle for anyone.”
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