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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to have statue erected in Stockholm

The statue will be erected outside the Stockholm stadium where Ibrahimovic scored a 30-yard bicycle kick against England in November 2012

Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic will have a statue erected in his honour after being named Sweden’s top player for a 10th successive year. The 36-year-old striker received his ‘Guldbollen’ – Golden Ball – award on Monday at a ceremony in Stockholm. The statue will go outside Stockholm’s Friends Arena, where Ibrahimovic scored four goals against England in 2012. Ibrahimovic said: ...

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Rio 2016 Olympic Football: Swedes hold nerve to end hosts’ golden dream

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Sweden progressed to the final of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, guaranteeing themselves a medal in the process, by seeing off hosts Brazil 4-3 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes at the Maracana. It was Lisa Dahlkvist who scored the winning penalty once more, after scoring the decisive spot kick to decide the quarter-final against USA. At a bubbling ...

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Rio Olympic Games: Umar heads Nigeria into last eight

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Nigeria progressed to the quarter-finals at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after a 1-0 victory over Sweden in Group B thanks to a Sadiq Umar header at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus. For a large part of the match both sides played conservatively, but it was Nigeria who looked more threatening in attack. Fresh from scoring four goals ...

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EURO 2016: Belgium’s Nainggolan floors Sweden with late strike

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Radja Nainggolan’s deflected strike six minutes from time earned Belgium a place in the knockout stage of UEFA EURO 2016, in the process ensuring Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimović’s stellar international career ended on a losing note. A breathless encounter was heading for stalemate when the holding midfielder walked on to Eden Hazard’s cutback from the byline and unleashed a right-footed ...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to retire from international football after Euro 2016

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Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic will retire from international football after Euro 2016. Sweden’s next game in the tournament is against Belgium on Wednesday night. And that could be Ibrahimovic’s last game for his country if they fail to win it. Sweden drew 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland in their first game and lost 1-0 to Italy in their second match. Ibrahimovic, who is expected to ...

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EURO 2016: Éder sparks ecstasy as Italy go through

A view of the action between Italy and Sweden during their UEFA Euro 2016 Group E match

Éder’s tremendous solo effort with two minutes to go sent Italy into the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 on the back of a second Group E win. After a quiet first half, Italy pushed forward, and Alessandro Florenzi and Antonio Candreva had more joy down the flanks. Simone Zaza and Thiago Motta were also brought on and although Sweden ...

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EURO 2016: Clark own goal salvages point for Sweden

Sweden's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) celebrates a goal with Sweden's defender Andreas Granqvist (L) and Sweden's forward John Guidetti during the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on June 13, 2016. / AFP / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland were denied victory in their Group E opener after Ciaran Clark’s own goal 19 mintues from time salvaged a point for Sweden at Stade de France. Ireland had been the more purposeful team in the first half and Hoolahan’s goal just after the break gave them a deserved lead. It was wonderfully constructed and taken, Seamus Coleman’s ...

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Spot-on Sweden beat Portugal to win U21 EURO

Sweden rejoice after winning the Under-21 title for the first time
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Sweden 0-0 Portugal (aet, Sweden win 4-3 on pens) Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren was the hero for Sweden, saving twice in the shoot-out to earn his country a first European Under-21 title. Sweden are the new Under-21 champions of Europe after defeating Portugal on penalties at the Eden Stadium in Prague. After a goalless 120 minutes, spot kicks were required to ...

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UEFA EURO U-21: England beat Sweden through late Lingard goal

Jesse Lingard shows his delight after scoring five minutes from time
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Sweden 0-1 England Jesse Lingard’s 85th-minute strike ended a frustrating wait for England and breathed life into their hopes of reaching the semi-finals. Just as they looked to have run out of ideas, England revived their UEFA European Under-21 Championship hopes in Olomouc. Gareth Southgate has always demanded his team “play with a certain style”, but even his patience must ...

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