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Tuesday, 20 June 2006
World Cup 2006 Finals First Phase Group B, Match Five/Six

Sweden 2 England 2 [0-1]

Match Summary
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England Squad
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The Blågult World Cup Finals Squad June 2006
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
7. Alexandersson, Jens Niclas 29 December 1971 34 M IFK Göteburg 89 7
20. Allbäck, Marcus Christian 5 July 1973 32 F FC København, Denmark 58 23
12. Alvbåge, John 10 August 1982 23 G Viborg FF 2 0
19. Andersson, Daniel Jerry 28 August 1977 30 M Malmö FF 47 0
5. Edman, Erik Kenneth 11 November 1978 27 D Stade Rennais FC, France 39 1
17. Elmander, Johan Erik Calvin 27 May 1981 24 M Brøndby IF 19 7
13. Hansson, Petter 14 December 1976 29 D SC Heerenveen, Netherlands 13 0
10. Ibrahimović, Zlatan 3 October 1981 24 F Juventus FC, Italy 40 18
1. Isaksson, Andreas 3 October 1981 24 G Stade Rennais FC, France 40 0
18. Jonson, Mattias 16 January 1974 32 M/F Djurgårdens IF 55 9
16. Källström, Kim 24 August 1982 23 M Stade Rennais FC, France 36 4
11. Larsson, Henrik Edward 20 September 1971 34 F FC Barcelona, Spain 91 35
6. Linderoth, Tobias Jan Håkan 21 April 1979 27 M FC København, Denmark 60 1
9. Ljungberg, Karl Fredrik 16 April 1977 29 M Arsenal FC, England 59 13
4. Lučić, Teddy Mark Šime 15 April 1973 33 D BK Häcken 83 0
3. Mellberg, Erik Olof 3 September 1977 30 D Aston Villa FC, England 66 2
2. Nilsson, Mikael 24 June 1978 27 D Panathinaikos FC, Greece 27 3
22. Rosenberg, Nils Markus 27 September 1982 23 F AFC Ajax, Netherlands 8 3
23. Shaaban, Rami
       رامي ‎, شعبان
30 June 1975 30 G Fredrikstad FK 2 0
14. Stenman, Fredrik 2 June 1983 22 D Bayer 4 Leverkusen, Germany 1 0
8. Svensson, Anders Gunnar 17 July 1976 29 M IF Elfsborg 67 13
15. Svensson, Karl 21 March 1984 22 D Glasgow Rangers FC, Scotland 1 0

Joined Glasgow Rangers FC from IFK Göteburg on 25 May.

21. Wilhelmsson, Christian Ulf 9 December 1978 27 M RSC Anderlecht, Belgium 31 2
The Blågult Players placed on stand-by May 2006
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Andersson, Bengt Evert 11 August 1966 39 G IFK Göteburg 11 0
Andersson, Christoffer 22 October 1978 27 D Lillestrøm SK 24 0
Bakırcıoğlu, Kennedy 2 November 1980 24 M/F FC Twente, Netherlands - -
Berglund, Fredrik 21 March 1979 27 M/F Esbjerg fB 10 2
Dorsin, Mikael Frank 6 October 1981 24 D Rosenborg BK - -
Hysén, Glenn Tobias 9 March 1982 24 M/F Djurgårdens IF 5 0
Majstorović, Daniel
  Мајсторовић, Данијел
5 April 1977 29 D FC Basel 1903, Switzerland 5 1
Östlund, Jan Alexander 2 November 1978 27 D Southampton FC, England 22 0
von Schlebrügge, Max 1 February 1977 29 D Hammarby 4 0

Squad details correct up to and including Sweden's match against Paraguay on 15 June 2006.

Diary

Tuesday, 9 May 2006 - Juventus's Zlatan Ibrahimović and Barcelona's Henrik Larsson were among six strikers named in Sweden's World Cup squad but the right-back Alexander Ostlund was dropped in a defensive shake-up. Ostlund, who plays for Southampton, was heavily criticised after a 3-0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland in March.  The coach Lars Lagerbäck has brought in Karl Svensson, of IFK Gothenburg, and Fredrik Stenman, who has had a strong first season with Bayer Leverkusen but has never played for Sweden.  Another surprise was Rami Shaaban, formerly of Arsenal, as one of three goalkeepers. "It is quite easy to pick out 15 to 16 players but we had most discussion about the goalkeepers and the backs," Lagerbäck told a news conference.

Thursday, 25 May 2006 - Sweden opted to rest several first choice players including Henrik Larsson, Freddie Ljungberg, Zlatan Ibrahimović and keeper Andreas Isaksson for the match against Finland, but created little as they were held by their Nordic neighbours to a scoreless draw.

Friday, 2 June 2006 - Sweden fielded their strongest team in their final World Cup warm-up game as Lars Lagerbäck's side drew 1-1 with Chile in Stockholm.  Henrik Larsson gave Sweden the lead but an equaliser from Humberto Suazo just after the break gave Chile a draw.  Lagerback fielded the line-up which is expected to start their World Cup opener against Trinidad and Tobago.  Niclas Alexandersson was at right-back, with Zlatan Ibrahimović, Larsson and Freddie Ljungberg also in the team.  Lagerback said he was unconcerned that his men had failed to leave Swedish soil for Germany on the back of a vićtory.  "It was a tough game against difficult opponents and the important thing is to win the matches at the World Cup," he said.

Thursday, 8 June 2006 - Keeper Andreas Isaksson will miss Sweden's World Cup opener with Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday after being concussed in a training accident.  He was hit in the face by midfielder Kim Kallstrom's ferocious shot in Wednesday's session and became concussed when his head hit the ground.  The Swedish team's doctors expect the 25-year-old to be out action for three to five days.  Former Arsenal stopper Rami Shaaban or John Alvbåge will replace Isaksson.  Both Shaaban and Alvbåge are short of international experience.  Former Arsenal stopper Shabaan only made his international debut in April - as a substitute in the friendly against Finland.  Alvbage won his first cap in a goalless draw against Jordan in January.

Saturday, 10 June 2006 - Sweden drew 0-0 with ten-men Trinidad & Tobago in their opening match of the World Cup Finals.

Thursday, 15 June 2006 - Sweden beat Paraguay with a single goal, needing only a point against England to qualify for the next stage.

Friday, 16 June 2006 - Zlatan Ibrahimović is doubtful for the final Group B match with England because of a groin strain.  The Juventus forward played only 45 minutes of Thursday's 1-0 win over Paraguay and will undergo tests and a scan to determine whether he can play.  Doctor Anders Valentin said: "Of course we're worried about the next game.  Zlatan felt some pain in the left groin during the warm-up and in the game the pain increased, so we decided to take him off at half-time."

Sweden Form: last six games
D L D D D W   f 2:a 4  success: 50%
865 23 January 2006 - Jordan 0 Sweden 0 [0-0]
Al Nuhayyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  Fr ND
866 1 March 2006 - Republic of Ireland 3 Sweden 0 [1-0]
Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin
  AL
867 25 March 2006 - Sweden 0 Finland 0 [0-0
Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg
  HD
868 2 June 2006 - Sweden 1 Chile 1 [1-0]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län
  HD
869 10 June 2006 - Trinidad & Tobago 0 Sweden 0 [0-0]
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    ND
A. John
870 15 June 2006 - Sweden 1 Paraguay 0 [0-0]
Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin
  WCF NW

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