'I'm torn': Leeds fans discuss prospect of Jansson facing England

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United celebrates after the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United at Ewood Park on February 1, 2017 in Blackburn, England

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson is preparing to face England in a World Cup quarter-final after the Three Lions beat Colombia on penalties.

Son Heung-Min of Korea Republic puts pressure on Pontus Jansson of Sweden during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Sweden and Korea Republic at Nizhniy Novgorod Stadium...

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson is gearing up to face England in the World Cup quarter-finals, after Sweden edged out Switzerland by a goal to nil on Tuesday.

The Blagult squeezed past their opponents in the day's early kick off thanks to a deflected strike from RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg, and now find themselves faced with the prospect of taking on England, who are buoyed by coming through their first penalty shootout at a World Cup finals.

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Sweden have been quietly impressive so far in Russia, but produced arguably their worst performance against Switzerland and will need to step it up against the Three Lions if they are to advance to the semi-final.

Jarrod Bowen (R) of Hull City cuts the ball back inside as Pontus Jansson (L) of Leeds United attempts a tackle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at...

One Swede who plays his football in England is Jansson, who has had to make do with a bit-part role in Russia so far, with Andreas Granqvist and Victor Lindelof the number one pairing for manager Janne Anderson.

The Leeds centre-back has only featured in one game so far, which was the opener against South Korea, but could well make an appearance on Saturday if Granqvist or Lindelof need resting or are struck down with injury, which admittedly is unlikely.

The 27-year-old was solid against South Korea in the first game and, if Sweden find themselves defending a lead, he could well be brought on in the second half by Anderson.

Leeds player Pontus Jansson in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Jansson is a popular figure with fans of his club Leeds, who have taken to Twitter to jokingly discuss the rather conflicting situation of defender versus country at the weekend:

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