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Europe, World Cup

Ibra Scores Four As Sweden Beat England 4-2

The British press has always downplayed the skills and accomplishment’s of Zlatan Ibrahimovic because he has never played well against an English team.

Well that all changed in Stockholm tonight as Ibra scored all four goals, including a goal of the season overhead kick, to give England boss Roy Hodgson his first defeat over 90 minutes as England manager.

After a pretty boring timid opening the game was brought to life on 20 minutes with Sweden’s first goal. Martin Olsson was too strong for Raheem Sherling and his cross was converted at the second attempt by Ibrahimovic, after Caulker had blocked his first effort.
Their lead lasted only 15 minutes when Ashley Young’s cross was converted Danny Welbeck.


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.