Nadine Hanlon, in Doncaster, was one of the brides who got right into the spirit of things, watching the game with her husband Lee and their guests during their wedding breakfast after renewing their vows.
Gareth Southgate's young side face the Scandinavians in Samara at 1400 GMT with a place in the last four against either Croatia or hosts Russian Federation up for grabs.
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"To be honest for a quarter final we were quite comfortable and I wasn't expecting that because Sweden area always tough".
"We are one of the youngest teams here, but we are an improving side and want to make history".
Scott Swallow, 41, who lives in Ward End, is looking forward to the match and is confident about England's chances.
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The victory came a bit easier than the Three Lions' previous match against Colombia, in which England needed to prevail in a tense penalty shootout before advancing.
"But I was talking to some of the girls and they actually preferred to meet England over Colombia because Colombia have more of a counter-attacking style".
Five-time champions Brazil had arrived in Russian Federation with high hopes of putting the humiliation of their 7-1 semi-final thrashing on home soil by Germany four years ago behind them, but were instead sent packing by a clinical Belgian outfit.
All eyes will be on the stunning Samara Arena this Saturday as the Three Lions line-up in a hotly-anticipated World Cup quarter-final against fellow surprise package Sweden. "Controlled the game. Fantastic", Tim Banks said. "That's what we set out to do and we done that today". If England somehow wins the entire World Cup he needs to have a World Cup Trophy emblazoned around the roster.More news: Ibrahimovic and Beckham make World Cup bet
"Of course, when you sit and think about the people who've got to this point before, people I hugely respect and admire, it's hard to put that into perspective, really".