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ENGLAND 1 - 1 SWEDEN

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Oh dear what went wrong. All of the Pundits were predicting and England Win. The win was on the cards with the England team that started out. I have a few views on the Starting 11, Check out my views page to see what they are.

ENGLAND vs SWEDEN

Match Report below

Match Stats:

England 1-1 Sweden
Campbell 23  Alexandersson 58
                                                                                       

Teams:

England:  Seaman 
               Mills 
               Ashley Cole 
               Ferdinand 
               Campbell 
               Beckham (Dyer 63) 
               Scholes 
               Hargreaves 
               Heskey 
               Vassell (Joe Cole 74) 
               Owen

Subs Not Used: 
              
Sinclair 
               Fowler 
               Brown 
               Martyn 
               Bridge 
               Keown 
               Southgate 
               Sheringham 
               Butt
               James

Booked: Campbell.

Sweden:  Hedman
               Mellberg 
               Mjallby
               Jakobsson
               Lucic
               Linderoth
               Alexandersson
               Ljungberg
               Magnus Svensson (Anders Svensson 56)
               Allback (Andreas Andersson 80)
               Larsson

Subs Not Used:
               Patrik Andersson
               Michael Svensson
               Kihlstedt
               Antonelius
               Edman
               Jonson
               Farnerud
               Daniel Andersson
               Ibrahimovic
               Isaksson.


Booked:  Allback, Jakobsson

Att: 52,721
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil).

England Started brightly looking like they were going to dominate the game. Sol Campbell opened the scoring on 24 minutes.England Were looking to use the Long ball system but what seemd to be happening was that they were just giving the ball away, although looking bright and fresh were Darius Vassel for being so livley, and Danny Mills for pushing forward which he seems somwhat reluctant to do in international games. England tended to back of near to the end of the second half this allowed Sweden to Capatilise and they started to come back into the game.

The Second half commenced, England came out expecting to wipe the floor with sweden, Instead Sweden cam out with the intention of leveling up. Mistakes from all over the fieled cost England dear. England kept gifting the Swedes with possesion, they then seemed to relish on this and became the better side pushing England back. The equaliser was inevitable, Alex Alexandersson Scored for Sweden Just beofre the hour mark. David Beckam was substituted but just as a precaution for Keiron Dyer who didn't seem to have a great impact. Overall the game was a disapointing one for England who should be equal with Argentin at the top of the group now.

Man Of The Match: Darrius Vassell

His pace and skill seemed to unlock the defence on many occasionsions. Very strange to see him substituted I would have preferd to see Heskey off. Close compertition from Sol Campbell and Allback but Vassel gets the nod from me