Tagged: Sweden

Euro 2012: Group D – The Final Day 1

Euro 2012: Group D – The Final Day

The phrase “you make your own luck” is an overused one and it is perfectly possible to argue that luck, by its very nature, is random. There can be little doubt, however, that England...

Euro 2012: Ukraine 2-1 Sweden 2

Euro 2012: Ukraine 2-1 Sweden

So when did Kiev host the Olympics? I always thought that an Olympic Stadium had to have at least held one. Not that it matters, of course, as the stadium in question will be...

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Euro Moments: Sweden

This afternoon’s Euro Moment comes from Scandinavia, where a bug-eyed goalkeeper spent the whole of his career being pursued by a giant bear. Don’t forget, you can see plenty more Dotmund artwork here, and...

Is the award of a 3-0 win a suitable punishment? 2

Is the award of a 3-0 win a suitable punishment?

On Friday, UEFA announced the punishments for the abandonment of the Italy-Serbia European Championship Qualifier. As expected, Serbia did not get off lightly. The Football Association of Serbia (FSS) were fined €120,000, ordered to...

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Russia Hour

After a certain, indefinable point, failure becomes a default option. Like the South Korean team who, for so long seemed capable of doing everything but winning a match in the World Cup finals, so...

Greece 0-2 Sweden 5

Greece 0-2 Sweden

I don’t, with any conscience, have much time for ITV’s match summariser Jim Beglin. Unlike most other Liverpool players of the 1980s, I have no idea what he looks like (the fact that he...

Euro 2004 – Group D 1

Euro 2004 – Group D

Finally, Group D. One of the curiosities of media coverage of this group so far has been the enthusiasm with which writers have reached into their big bag of cliches. Spain are the perennial...

A Stroll In The Park 2

A Stroll In The Park

Germany 2-0 Sweden Well, it couldn’t have been much easier for them, could it? True enough, Germany were more or less home and dry within about a quarter of an hour, with Poboloski showing...

A Mixed Bag 4

A Mixed Bag

England 2-2 Sweden / Trinidad & Tobago 0-2 Paraguay A mixed bag indeed, but at least the Sven-bashers haven’t got quite as much of a leg to stand on as they had previously. His...

The Late, Late Show 1

The Late, Late Show

Paraguay 0-1 Sweden With five minutes to go in this match, you had to feel some sympathy for the Swedes. For 175 minutes, they’d battered their oppositions, doing everything except for putting the ball...

The Perfect Result 0

The Perfect Result

Trinidad & Tobago 0-0 Sweden From a jingoistically English perspective, we couldn’t have asked for much more than this. Trinidad have lost a man for a game. Sweden have now got something of a...