Sweden Features

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Ireland high in spirit, low in style

Gareth Maher, Friends Arena | March, 22 2013

In a scrappy draw away to Sweden, the Republic of Ireland showed plenty of fight but little quality, writes Gareth Maher.

Unshackled Gerrard can inspire England

Glenn Hoddle | June, 14 2012

England's first games at major tournaments are traditionally cagey affairs and their Euro 2012 opener against France was certainly no different. Avoiding defeat can be more important than going out to win as preserving the players' confi...

Bennett: 11 talking points from the Group Stage

Roger Bennett | June, 20 2012

1. A TOURNAMENT OF CONTRAST  The dire storylines emanating from Poland and Ukraine before the opening game were the darkest to dog a tournament since the 1978 World Cup was propped up by a struggling Argentine military junta. Amid swirlin...

Jolly: Team of the eliminated

Richard Jolly | June, 20 2012

Excellence is sometimes rewarded with an early exit. As half the sides in Euro 2012 face up to the reality that their campaign is over, it is a particular shame that some players will not be seen again this summer. So our team of the departed, p...

Tyler: So much for the fifth official

James Tyler | June, 19 2012

How many match officials does it take to get a call right? FIFA President Sepp Blatter might answer that only one is needed: the man on the field clutching that whistle and those funny-colored cards. The officials on either sideline -- you kno...

Sweden 0-2 France: Zlatan wonder strike

ESPN staff | June, 18 2012

France drifted into the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 despite second-half goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sebastian Larsson providing a rousing Group D send-off for already-eliminated Sweden. #INSERT type:sidebar title:Match Summary bullete...

Bennett: England can start to dream

Roger Bennett | June, 19 2012

After England squeaked by the unfancied Cameroon in the 1990 World Cup quarterfinal, then-coach Bobby Robson was moved to quip, “We didn't underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.”  Roy Hodgson’...

Zlatan is Sweden's beating heart

Mark Lomas in Kiev | June, 19 2012

“I couldn’t give a s**t who wins it now, I’m going on holiday,” was Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s rather curt response after being asked to tip a Euro 2012 champion in the wake of Sweden’s elimination last Friday. Zl...

Ubha: France erasing memories of South Africa

Ravi Ubha | June, 19 2012

KIEV -- After France eased past co-host Ukraine 2-0 on Friday, French manager Laurent Blanc was relieved. The French had been coasting, entering the affair with a 22-match unbeaten streak, but hadn’t won at a World Cup or European Champi...

El anfitrión necesita ganar

Ricardo López Juárez | June, 18 2012

Desde que el país o países sedes de la Euro empezaron a ser predeterminados por la UEFA en 1980, sólo en una ocasión el torneo llegó a las rondas de eliminación directa sin la presencia de los anfitrione...

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