Result: Ibrahimovic scores four to beat England
Result: Ibrahimovic scores four to beat England
Four goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic hand Sweden a 4-2 win over England in their first match at the Friends Arena.
Reaction
Ian Holloway
Ian Holloway questions Wilfred Zaha call up
Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway questions Roy Hodgson's decision to bring Wilfried Zaha on as a late sub in England's 4-2 defeat to Sweden.
Nov 18, 12:26
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Arsene Wenger hails "exceptional" Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Arsene Wenger claims that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is "an exceptional athlete" and is impressed with the Sweden striker's fourth goal against England on Wednesday.
Nov 16, 03:52
Steven Caulker England
Steven Caulker "delighted" to score on England debut
Tottenham Hotspur defender Steven Caulker reveals that he reached his personal goal in securing his England debut before his 21st birthday.
Nov 15, 17:57
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Seb Larsson: 'England has to respect Zlatan Ibrahimovic'
Seb Larsson says that the English media must respect Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his four goals against England.
Nov 15, 09:00
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic slams English critics
Zlatan Ibrahimovic hopes that his four-goal haul in the 4-2 win over England has silenced some of his English critics.
Nov 15, 08:45
Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson: 'England have bright future'
Roy Hodgson says that England have a bright future ahead of them despite losing to Sweden.
Nov 15, 06:18
Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson defends Joe Hart following Sweden defeat
England manager Roy Hodgson leaps to the support of Joe Hart following England's friendly defeat in Sweden.
Nov 14, 23:15
Steven Gerrard England
Steven Gerrard impressed with England debutants
Steven Gerrard picks out England debutants Raheem Sterling and Leon Osman for special praise following his side's defeat to Sweden.
Nov 14, 22:42
Roy Hodgson looking pensive
Roy Hodgson "satisfied" despite defeat to Sweden
Roy Hodgson insists that there are lots of positives to take from tonight's friendly with Sweden despite slipping to a 4-2 defeat.
Nov 14, 22:07
Steven Gerrard England
Steven Gerrard hails "world-class" Ibrahimovic
Steven Gerrard admits that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was unplayable after watching the Sweden striker score four times against England tonight.
Nov 14, 21:55
The Match
Analysis
Sports Mole picks the bones of the Zlatan Ibrahimovic show in Stockholm as Sweden come from behind to beat England.
Match Report
Four goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic hand Sweden a 4-2 win over England in their first match at the Friends Arena.
Live Commentary
Sports Mole provides live text coverage as England head to Sweden to open the new Friends Arena in Stockholm.
HT Report
England lead Sweden 2-1 at half-time courtesy of goals from Danny Welbeck and Steven Caulker, cancelling out Zlatan Ibrahimovic's opener.
Team News
Roy Hodgson hands debuts to three players in what looks to be an experimental England team to face Sweden.
Preview
Sports Mole previews the friendly clash between Sweden and England on Wednesday.
Head to Head
Jun 15, 2012 7.45pm
Build-up
Ledley King
Ledley King: 'England debut will boost Steven Caulker'
Steven Caulker is tipped to improve as a player after he makes his England debut by Ledley King.
Nov 14, 16:42
Jesper Blomqvist
Jesper Blomqvist issues warning to England
Jesper Blomqvist feels that Sweden will be eager to open their new stadium with a victory over England.
Nov 14, 12:56
Steven Gerrard
Celtic boss Neil Lennon praises Gerrard ahead of 100th England cap
Celtic manager Neil Lennon says that Steven Gerrard's 100th cap for England is a "fantastic achievement".
Nov 14, 11:45
Leon Osman
Everton's Tim Howard: 'Fantastic Leon Osman deserves England cap'
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard says that teammate Leon Osman deserves his England cap more than previous Three Lions internationals.
Nov 14, 11:06
Steven Gerrard
Gerard Houllier: 'Steven Gerrard's achievements are massive'
Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier believes that Steven Gerrard's achievements in the game have been "massive".
Nov 14, 10:01
Steven Gerrard
Sir Geoff Hurst hails Steven Gerrard
England legend Sir Geoff Hurst heaps praise upon Steven Gerrard as the Liverpool captain prepares to earn his 100th senior international cap.
Nov 14, 02:38
Roy Hodgson looking pensive
Roy Hodgson expects Wilfried Zaha commitment
Roy Hodgson expects Wilfried Zaha's call-up to the full England squad to motivate him to commit to the Three Lions rather than Ivory Coast.
Nov 14, 00:50
Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard not targeting David Beckham appearance record
Steven Gerrard says that it is "not important" whether he overtakes David Beckham as England's all-time outfield appearance maker ahead of winning his 100th cap against Sweden.
Nov 14, 00:20
Leon Osman
Raheem Sterling, Leon Osman and Steven Caulker to make England debuts
England manager Roy Hodgson unveils his starting lineup for the clash with Sweden, which includes debutantes Raheem Sterling, Leon Osman and Steven Caulker.
Nov 13, 23:48
Wilfried Zaha
Roy Hodgson: 'Wilfried Zaha was a target for West Brom'
England boss Roy Hodgson has no fears that Wilfried Zaha will reject England to play for the Ivory Coast.
Nov 13, 17:53
Jack Wilshere in action
Jack Wilshere pleased with progress
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is confident of returning to his best form after a long spell on the sidelines.
Nov 13, 17:29
Steven Gerrard
Roy Hodgson praises Steven Gerrard
England boss Roy Hodgson claims that he has been "exceptionally pleased" with Steven Gerrard's performances as captain.
Nov 13, 17:10
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Steven Gerrard receives Zlatan Ibrahimovic praise
Steven Gerrard's ability is hailed by Sweden frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Nov 13, 15:32
Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha: 'Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are better than me'
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha insists that he considers only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be better players than himself.
Nov 13, 07:47
Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard passed fit to earn 100th England cap
Steven Gerrard is cleared of medial knee ligament damage ahead of potentially winning his 100th England cap against Sweden.
Nov 12, 20:14
Leon Osman
Leon Osman 'never gave up' hope
Everton midfielder Leon Osman admits his delight at being called up to the latest England squad.
Nov 12, 15:14
Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge has no fitness concerns
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge thanks Roy Hodgson for selecting him in his latest England squad.
Nov 12, 14:59
Steven Gerrard lies injured
Steven Gerrard to have scan on injured knee
England midfielder Steven Gerrard will undergo a scan on his injured knee ahead of his country's clash with Sweden.
Nov 12, 14:02
Roy Hodgson looking pensive
Joey Barton calls for Kevin Nolan inclusion
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton admits his surprise at Kevin Nolan's absence in the England squad.
Nov 12, 12:45
Roy Hodgson looking pensive
Roy Hodgson forced to make major changes for England
Roy Hodgson calls up Wilfried Zaha, Carl Jenkinson and Tom Huddlestone to the senior England squad to face Sweden after a number of high-profile withdrawals.
Nov 11, 22:06
Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha gets England call?
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is reportedly called up to the England squad for Wednesday's friendly in Sweden.
Nov 11, 20:43
Arsene Wenger having a laugh in the stands with Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson: 'Arsene Wenger trusts me over Jack Wilshere'
England coach Roy Hodgson says that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger "trusts" him to take care of midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Nov 11, 04:31
Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott a doubt for clash with Sweden
Theo Walcott could miss England's friendly with Sweden with a muscle injury, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Nov 10, 20:08
Leon Osman
Everton boss David Moyes backs Leon Osman to better England
Everton manager David Moyes says that he enjoyed delivering the news to midfielder Leon Osman that he has been selected by England for their friendly against Sweden next week.
Nov 9, 10:48
Jack Wilshere walks off the pitch while being eyed by Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger and Roy Hodgson reach Jack Wilshere compromise
Arsene Wenger claims that he and England boss Roy Hodgson have reached an agreement over the use of midfielder Jack Wilshere in next week's international friendly against Sweden.
Nov 8, 19:28
Carl Jenkinson
Carl Jenkinson to join England squad
Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson will be included in the England squad for the match against Sweden, subject to clearance from FIFA.
Nov 8, 15:24
Jack Wilshere in action
Jack Wilshere earns England recall for Sweden friendly
England manager Roy Hodgson picks Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere for next week's friendly against Sweden, while Liverpool's Raheem Sterling receives a call-up.
Nov 8, 11:10



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