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Saturday, 5 September 1998
European Championship 2000 Qualification Group Five

Sweden 2 England 1 [2-1]


Team line-up



Match Summary
Sweden Squad

England Squad

R�sunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun - Attendance: 35,394
6.00 pm local time.
  Live on Sky Sports (UK) - Commentator: xx

England - Alan Shearer (1).
Sweden - Andreas Andersson (30,
deflection in off Tony Adams), Johan Mjllby (32).
England - Michael Owen (7), Paul Ince (first half & 67), Jamie Redknapp (82).
Sweden - Stefan Schwarz (24).

Red Card: England - Paul Ince (67).

? kicked-off. 9- minutes (-).


Match Summary


Officials from Italy




Referee (black) - Pierluigi Collina,
38 (13 February 1960), Bologna, FIFA listed 1995.

Assistant Referees - Sergio Zuccolini & Claudio Puglisi.

Fourth official - Fiorenzo Treossi.



x Goal Attempts x
x Attempts on Target x
x Hit Bar/Post x
x Corner Kicks Won x
x Offside Calls Against x
x Fouls Conceded x
x Possession x

Sweden Team



31st (19th August 1998)
ELO (17th to 16th)
Colours: Made by Adidas - Yellow shirts with blue collar and trim, blue shorts with yellow sides, yellow socks.
Capt: x Coach: Tommy S�derberg, 49, appointed 13 October 1997,
8th match, W 4 - D 2 - L 2 - F 7 - A 6.
Sweden Lineup
1 Hedman, Magnus C. 25 19 March 1973 G Coventry City FC, England x x GA
2 Nilsson, N. Roland 34 27 November 1963 D Coventry City FC, England x x
3 Andersson, Patrik 27 18 August 1971 D VfL 1900 Borussia Mönchengladbach, Germany x x
4 Bj�rklund, Joachim 27 15 March 1971 D Valencia CF, Spain x x
5 K�mark, Pontus S., off 82nd min. 29 5 April 1969 D Leicester City FC, England x x
6 Schwarz, Stefan 29 18 April 1969 M Valencia CF, Spain x x
7 Andersson, Andreas, off 90th min. 24 10 April 1974 F Newcastle United FC, England x x
8 Mj�llby, Johan 27 9 February 1971 M Allm�nna Idrottsklubben x x
9 Ljungberg, K. Fredrik 21 16 April 1977 M Halmstads BK x x
10 Larsson, Henrik 26 20 September 1971 F The Celtic FC, Scotland x x
11 Pettersson, J�rgen 22 29 September 1975 M 1.FC Kaiserslautern, Germany x x
Sweden Substitutes
13 Lucic, Teddy, on 82nd min. for K�mark 25 15 April 1973 D Bologna FC 1909, Italy x x
15 Andersson, Daniel, on 90th min. for A. Andersson. 21 28 August 1977 M Bari AS, Italy x x

unused substitutes:

12-Magnus Kihlstedt, 14-Garry Sundgren, 15-Magnus Erlingmark, 17-Magnus Svensson, 18-Pär Zetterberg.
formation formation

Averages (Starting XI):

Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc


England Team



10th (19th August 1998)
ELO (8th to 9th)
Colours: The 1997 away uniform - Red shadowed striped shirts with navy collar, white shorts with red trim, red socks.
Capt: Alan Shearer, 15th captaincy Coach: Glenn Hoddle, 40, appointed 2 May 1996, effective 30 June 1996;
25th match, W 15 - D 5 - L 5 - F 37 - A 13.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 34 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 45 x GA
2 Campbell, Sulzeer J., off 75th min. 23 18 September 1974 D Tottenham Hotspur FC 21 0
3 Le Saux, Graeme P. 29 17 October 1968 D Chelsea FC 30 1
Ince, Paul E.C. 30 21 October 1967 M Liverpool FC 44 2
Paul Ince was sent off in the 67th min. for two cautionable offences.  His first offence was in the first half, his second offence, in the 67th min. was after a foul on Henrik Larsson. Suspended.
5 Adams, Tony A. 31 10 October 1966 D Arsenal FC 56 4
6 Southgate, Gareth 28 3 September 1970 D Aston Villa FC 28 0
7 Anderton, Darren R., off 43rd min. 26 3 March 1972 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 6
8 Redknapp, Jamie F. 25 25 June 1973 M Liverpool FC 9 0
9 Shearer, Alan 28 13 August 1970 F Newcastle United FC 44 21
10 Owen, Michael J. 18 14 December 1979 F Liverpool FC 10 3
11 Scholes, Paul, off 86th min 23 16 November 1974 M Manchester United FC 12 4
England Substitutes
15 Lee, Robert M., on 43rd min. for Anderton 32 1 February 1966 M Newcastle United FC 19 2
16 Merson, Paul C., on 75th min. for Campbell 30 20 March 1968 M Middlesbrough FC 20 2
17 Sheringham, Edward P., on 86th min. for Scholes 32 2 April 1966 F Manchester United FC 36 9

unused substitutes:

12-Martin Keown, 13-Nigel Martyn, 14-Andrew Hinchcliffe, 18-Ian Wright.
formation formation -

Averages (Starting XI):

Age tbc Appearances/Goals tbc tbc



    Match Report

Three months after the disappointment of their controversial World Cup exit to Argentina in St-Etienne, there was more sorrow for Glenn Hoddle's England as they began the Euro 2000 qualifying campaign with the worst possible result - a defeat.  England's line-up in the Rasunda was an adventurous one, with an attack-minded midfield that included Anderton and Le Saux as wing-backs, but there needed to be more ball-winners to protect a three-man defence.

England enjoyed a terrific start to the match, Alan Shearer scoring after just two minutes from a free-kick, and they were dominant for the first twenty minutes or so.  Then a lot of the passing started to go awry and the Swedes took advantage by charging forcefully at a hard-pressed English defence.  The frustrating thing for Hoddle was that both Swedish goals were definitely avoidable.  For the first on the half-hour, Seaman spilled a clever Schwarz free-kick and Andre[as] Andersson followed up smartly with a shot that deflected off Adams and wrong-footed his goalkeeper.

Worse was to follow for the visitors as Kaamark's cross eluded Southgate, Seaman failed to advance to meet the danger and the ball bounced conveniently off Scholes for Mjallby to sneak in for a header.  2-1 to Sweden.  England then endured a difficult spell in which there seemed to be minimal contact between midfield and attack.  Clearly the team was struggling, with no obvious prospect of getting that precious equaliser.

Shearer, finally, had a chance with a header from Anderton's corner.  But it came to nothing and when the Tottenham player later limped off, England's shape suffered even more.  Their two central strikers, Owen and Shearer, were forced to head for the wings to try to get the ball.  All in all a bad game for England, with Ince sent off.  But Bulgaria, their next opponents, had gone down 3-0 at home to Poland.  Surely there were points up for grabs at Wembley next month.  - The Official F.A. and England Yearbook 1999-2000.

Source Notes

ATL World Cup Soccer Site