(Persia Digeset) - India Today writes that Dvid Beckham was never going to leave such an opportunity.
As England dominated Sweden 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-finals to eventually reach their first World Cup semi-final since 1990, Beckham took a jibe at Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the latter lost his challenge.
Ibrahimovic had challenged Beckham ahead of the England-Sweden quarter-final that if Sweden win the match, the English star with have to buy the Swedish anything from IKEA Sverige, a famous furniture brand in Sweden. He added that if England win, he would buy Beckham dinner from anywhere in the world.
Beckham responded but set his own terms if England take the match. The former Manchester United star said that if England beat Sweden, Ibrahimovic will have to come for an England game to Wembley and watch the game in an England shirt and "enjoy fish and chips at half time".
Ahead of the quarter-final, Beckham even posted an Instagram story begging England to win because he did not want to buy Ibrahimovic whatever he wants.
With Harry Maguire and Dele Alli heading England into the semi-finals, Beckham posted an Instagram story again, this time in jubilation and with a hint of friendly banter as he wrote, "Looks like someone's coming to Wembley again".Since the beginning of the World Cup, social media has been abuzz with posts of 'It's coming home', hinting at England winning the tournament in Russia.
With jokes hinting at divine inventions and all sorts of coincidences, it has caught on with the current and former England players as well and with England actually performing well, people have genuinely begun to believe that it indeed is coming home.
After England's entry into the semis, Beckham posted an Instagram story saying "it's coming home."
England put up a solid display against Sweden on Sunday and even though captain Harry Kane failed to add to his tally of six goals, Maguire and Alli stepped up to get England through.
Kieran Trippier was once again at the heart of everything good England did while Jesse Lingard also shown with the attacking display.
Sweden created a lot of chances and could have easily scored if not for Jordan Pickford's inspired performance between the sticks.
Even towards the dying minutes of the match, Pickford kept his eyes at the ball and pulled off saves to make sure England go through without any glitches.
England will take on Croatia in the semi-finals, who later in the day ended Russia's home party 4-3 on penalties after the game remained locked at 2-2 post extra time.