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Jun 2, 2018 at 6.45pm UK
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Result: Sweden, Denmark ends in stalemate

Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Denmark play out a 0-0 draw in Saturday's international friendly at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium.

Sweden and Denmark have played out a goalless draw in Saturday's international friendly at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium.

The Scandinavian neighbours, both of whom are preparing for the World Cup in Russia, failed to create many chances in what turned out to be a lacklustre game in the Swedish capital.

Sweden's Jimmy Durmaz brings down Denmark's Thomas Delaney during a friendly on June 2, 2018© Reuters

Martin Olsson's 16th-minute volleyed effort for Sweden very much set the tone for the game - one of few chances in the first half - the outcome of which flew high into the stands.

Denmark's Pione Sisto came closer to breaking the deadlock just after the half-hour mark, fashioning a shot from the edge of the area which Robin Olsen did well to keep out of the bottom-left corner.

Lasse Schone and Thomas Delaney came close for Denmark - who were missing Christian Eriksen - in the second half, while Sweden's Isaac Kiese Thelin shanked an effort over the bar from close range late on as the final whistle put an end to a dour encounter.

Sweden will face Peru in their final friendly before heading to Russia, while Denmark will hope to have Eriksen back for their game against Mexico next Saturday.

SWEDEN (4-2-2): Olsen; Krafth (Lustig 74'), Lindelof, Granqvist (Jansson 46'), Olsson; Durmaz (Larsson 83'), Hiljemark, Ekdal (Svensson 46'), Forsberg; Berg (Rohden 65'), Toivonen (Thelin 65')

DENMARK (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Dalsgaard, Kjaer (Vestergaard 63'), Christensen, Larsen; Kvist, Delaney; Poulsen (Fischer 77'), Krohn-Dehli (Schone 60'), Sisto (Braithwaite 46'); Jorgensen (Dolberg 73')

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Friday's key events

· Great Britain's women aim to secure their place on the podium as they face India in the bronze medal match (2.30am)
· Netherlands - silver medallists five years ago - and Argentina battle for the gold medal in the women's final (11am)

· The women's gold medal will be decided as Australia and USA go head to head (3.30am)

· Lauren Price will be looking to add to Team GB's success in the ring when she takes on Nouchka Fontijn of Netherlands in the women's middleweight semi-final (6am)

· Tom Daley already has one Olympic gold to his name in Tokyo, and he begins his bid for second in the men's 10m platform. Teammate Noah Williams is also involved in the preliminary round (7am)

· Jason Kenny's reign as sprint king may be over, but Jack Carlin looked strong in his bid to succeed his compatriot. He takes on Harrie Lavreysen in his sprint semi-final (8.10am), with the final taking place later in the day (10.35am)
· The women's madison makes its Olympic debut at the velodrome as Team GB duo Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny look to add another medal to their collections (9.15am)

· Hosts Japan will look to get themselves on the podium as they face Mexico in the men's bronze medal match (10am)
· The women's champions will be crowned as both Sweden and Canada aim to win Olympic gold for the very first time (1pm)

· The men's 5000m final includes Great Britain's Andrew Butchart, but most eyes will be on Ugandan world record holder Joshua Cheptegei (1pm)
· Team GB's Jodie Williams will hope to get on the podium in the women's 400m final, but defending champ Shaunae Miller-Uibo is favourite for gold while Stephenie Ann McPherson should challenge and Allyson Felix is bidding to become the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time (1.35pm)
· Netherlands' Sifan Hassan takes on leg two of her ambitious attempt at a Tokyo treble in a women's 1500m final which also includes Great Britain's Laura Muir and Faith Kipyegon of Kenya (1.50pm)
· A star-studded women's 4x100m relay final will see a Team GB quartet including Dina Asher-Smith look to upset defending champions USA and favourites Jamaica, who boast Elaine Thompson-Herah as she goes for her third gold of the Games (2.30pm)
· Great Britain and Jamaica will also be going for gold in the men's 4x100m relay final, and their medal hopes have been boosted by USA's failure to qualify (2.50pm)

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