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Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland rue own goal in Sweden sour night in Paris

Rep of Ireland 1 - Sweden 1

By Daniel McDonnell

Published 14/06/2016

Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast, to see the Republic of Ireland play Belgium during the 2016 Euros. Saturday 18th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Football fans out to watch Republic of Ireland v Sweden during the 2016 Euros at the Titanic Fanzone, Belfast. Monday 13th June. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

This was the one that got away. Martin O'Neill couldn't dress it up any differently. "I should be speaking to you here with three points instead of one," he sighed, a theme that ran through his press conference.

The sombre mood was a comedown from an occasion that looked like becoming one of the great Irish football evenings.

Unfortunately, it went downhill from the beautiful moment that Wes Hoolahan scored a superb goal on the stage that his talent has always deserved to grace. The quirks of this format meant that his 48th-minute half-volley nudged Ireland towards the round of 16.

But in a role reversal from a campaign where O'Neill's men retrieved a number of points from grim positions, they lost composure and ended up sharing the spoils with a limited Sweden side that was incapable of mustering a shot on target between them. Ciaran Clark's own goal saved their day.

The sense of disappointment was clear on the faces of the Irish players at the final whistle. They will have to summon the underdog spirit against Belgium and Italy to stay in this competition; this was the fixture where they had no reason to feel inferior.

O'Neill's players set out with a strategy that did concentrate on keeping Zlatan Ibrahimovic under tight supervision.

They succeeded in keeping him quiet with Glenn Whelan his main pursuer and his colleagues taking responsibility when the PSG star drifted into their zone.

It was the youngsters that showed the way with long-term colleagues Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick - doing their bit to keep the average down at 24 - providing the spark to bring Ireland into opposition territory. They were at the heart of the opportunities that should have yielded an opener.

The breakthrough came after the ball was worked to Seamus Coleman, who jinked and darted down the right before teasing in the cross that was gleefully converted by the 34-year-old man-of-the-match Hoolahan.

The Republic of Ireland were in dreamland. Then, they fell asleep. By the hour mark, Sweden should have levelled things up during a spell that was a portent of things to come.

Republic of Ireland fans gallery: Supporters in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. File photo by
John Walton/PA
Republic of Ireland fans gallery: Supporters in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. File photo by John Walton/PA
Republic of Ireland fans in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. File photo by Mike Egerton/PA Wire.
A Republic of Ireland supporter before the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. File Photo John Walton/PA Wire.
Republic of Ireland president Michael D. Higgins (right) in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. Mike Egerton/PA Wire.
Sweden and Republic of Ireland fans in the stands show their support during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
A Republic of Ireland fan in the stands holds up a flag during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
Republic of Ireland supporters in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. Chris Radburn/PA Wire.
A Republic of Ireland fan in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. Mike Egerton/PA Wire.
Republic of Ireland fans watch their team in at The Hangar in Dublin city centre during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group D match at the Stade de France, Paris. Brian Lawless/PA Wire.
A Republic of Ireland supporter before the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. John Walton/PA Wire.
A Republic of Ireland fan in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. Mike Egerton/PA Wire.
A Republic of Ireland supporter before the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. John Walton/PA Wire.
A Republic of Ireland supporter with a flag with assistant manager Roy Keane before the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. John Walton/PA Wire.

They won corners that caused unnecessary panic at the heart of the Irish defence and Darren Randolph saved brilliantly from an attempted Clark clearance.

When Ibrahimovic nipped away from O'Shea with 20 minutes remaining, Clark saw danger coming but was unable to avoid adding to it by steering a speculative cross into the net with the horrified Randolph watching on. It would be too simplistic to the pin the blame on the centre-half, however.

O'Neill's midfield diamond sacrifices width and it worked when the Republic were on the front foot and the full-backs pushed forward, but in the period after the breakthrough, Sweden's left full Martin Olsson grew in prominence and Coleman was outnumbered.

O'Neill looked for switches that might win the game. Robbie Keane was introduced for Hoolahan - the Norwich player said his calf was tight - and the skipper would only manage three touches.

Late on, Aiden McGeady was summoned to help Coleman and attempt to conjure some magic. The subs didn't fire although the problem is that O'Neill didn't really have any other recognised match-winners to turn to.

He did have legs to protect the lead and the mistake here was letting it go against an average opponent.

Bitter blow: Republic of Ireland defender Ciaran Clark (second left) falls on the pitch as he scores the own goal that gave Sweden a draw
Bitter blow: Republic of Ireland defender Ciaran Clark (second left) falls on the pitch as he scores the own goal that gave Sweden a draw

The clearest sight of a clincher came in the immediate aftermath of Clark's misfortune when Hendrick called Isaksson into action. Thereafter, it was nervy stuff.

This morning they will be down, but they are certainly not out.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Randolph, Coleman, O'Shea, Clark, Brady, McCarthy (McGeady 85), Whelan, Hendrick, Hoolahan (Keane 78), Walters (McClean 63), Long.

Subs not used: Westwood, Keogh, Duffy, Christie, Ward, Meyler, Murphy,

Quinn, Given.

Booked: McCarthy, Whelan.

Goals: Hoolahan 48.

Sweden: Isaksson, Lustig (Johansson 44), Lindelof, Granqvist, Olsson, Larsson, Lewicki (Ekdal 86), Kallstrom, Forsberg, Berg (Guidetti 59), Ibrahimovic.

Subs not used: Olsen, Jansson, Hiljemark, Wernbloom, Augustinsson, Kujovic, Durmaz, Zengin, Carlgren.

Booked: Lindelof.

Goals: Clark 71 og.

Att: 73,419

Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia).

Belfast Telegraph

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