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Sweden has lost its last three European Championship finals matches – the Swedes’ worst run of defeats in tournament history. But all is not lost for them. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored in each of Sweden’s last four matches, and his goal against Ukraine meant he became the fifth player to score at three different European Championships, after Jurgen Klinsmann, Vladimir Smicer, Thierry Henry and Nuno Gomes. Here’s Jonathan Clegg’s take on Zlatan the Invader.
After England tied with France and Sweden lost to the Ukraine, both teams will be desperate to take points from their second game in Group D, being played at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium. Another interesting wrinkle: Sweden has caused problems for England in recent years – winning twice against five draws and no losses since 1988.
However, England’s new manager Roy Hodgson knows a little bit about Swedish football. Hodgson won seven championships between 1976 and 1990 in charge of Swedish club teams Halmstad and Malmo. England remains without its star player: Wayne Rooney serves the second and last game of his suspension for being sent off during qualifying. The Three Lions will definitely want to improve as an attacking force after a solid but uninspiring performance in the 1-1 draw with France. Reports suggest Liverpool striker Andy Carroll will start up front with Danny Wellbeck, with young Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain dropping to the bench.
Sweden is also desperate for an improvement in both performance and result. Captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic vented his frustration with several of his teammates after their 2-1 defeat to Ukraine, and there are rumors of divisions between Ibrahimovic and former captain Olof Mellberg. Coach Erik Hamren called the loss one of the worst moments of his career, and he knows that another defeat would see his team consigned to the bottom of the group and unable to qualify for the knockout stages.
Some controversy also surrounds the Sweden squad after pictures of a game known to the squad as “Pig” occurred after training. The aim is to keep the ball in the air, and as a punishment for losing, Johan Wiland had to pull down his shorts as other players took turns to shoot balls at his exposed backside from about 20 yards away. Apparently that’s not the way to build team spirit after a loss!