"They were probably the dirtiest team I've ever come up against", said Stones.
England team predicted to face Sweden in World Cup quarter-finals Thu, July 5, 2018 England face Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals - who will start?
Zlatan Ibrahimoivc and David Beckham are good friendsm former teammates and have a lot in common - including playing for four of the same clubs during their careers - but on Saturday the two global superstars will be rivals for at least 90 minutes.
The former Manchester United and PSG striker Ibrahimovic is not expected to make an appearance in Saransk on Saturday.
"But when England win, I want you to come to watch an England game at Wembley, wearing an England shirt and enjoy fish and chips at half-time".
"We're not a team where we just turn up and we're waltzing around, strolling around and we've got an entitlement", he told reporters, before referring back to the lower-league roots that have helped to shape a number of his players and staff.
"I was at (Crystal) Palace when they weren't quite as good as they are now".
Mark Lawrenson, BBC Sport: "The thing that impressed me most about England against Colombia was the way they stood up to the provocation they faced".
As a fellow centre forward, I can't help but be impressed with his ability to play not only in the box but also outside of it. "All the Swedes in the world are proud of our national team and they will continue to be proud, regardless of how it goes", Ibra said. "They are older, more experienced, and have a better tournament record than us". Prediction: "Sweden 0, England 2".
And Ibrahimovic himself even hinted he may return to the fold for the World Cup. Emil Forsberg scored that goal at 66 minutes, allowing the team to progress to the quarter finals for the first time in almost 25 years, and earning him Man of the Match honors.