So, Sweden has won their game. This means that Paraguay is definitely out and playing for glory. Sweden have 4 points in the group, England 6 and Trinidad & Tobago have 1. If T&T beat Paraguay, and England beat Sweden, then T&T could still qualify on goal difference. Should Sweden draw or win, then they go through along with England.
The interesting question is England's strategy. We will play knowing who won group A, so we have to decide whether we want to play to face Germany or Ecuador, whether we just want to play to win, whether we want to use the game to experiment. There's also the recovery cycle - winning the group would give one extra day of preparation time (but one less day to prepare for the quarter finals).
Despite the wins, the performances so far have been pretty poor - so they'll probably have to simply forget the meta-game and play for the win, a momentum building exercise.
One thing's for sure, after seeing Sven standing there mute during the national anthems today it will be interesting to see what he does on tuesday! Will he sing the Swedish anthem?
If we finish in the same position as Brazil does in their group, I think we'd meet them in the semi finals. If we finish in a different position to Brazil it'll be the finals.