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Sweden Beats Mexico 1-0

Alexander Farnerud scored in the 57th minute to give Sweden a surprising 1-0 victory over Mexico in an international friendly on Wednesday night in Oakland. Farnerud, who set up both Swedish goals in a 3-2 loss to the U.S. on Saturday, connected on a long cross from Rasmus Elm, who was playing in his second match for Sweden.

With most of the Mexico national team playing in Europe, Mexico coach Sven-Goran Eriksson used the game to try out new players and combinations. Only five Mexican players played the whole game; Leobardo Lopez, Fausto Pinto, Pavel Pardo, Leandro Augusto and Alberto Medina.

Mexico has two weeks to regroup before the World Cup qualifier against the U.S. in Columbus on Feb 11.

There were not a lot of highlights to the game, but the ones there were are here.

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