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.