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Result: Sweden come from behind to win in Dublin

Goals from Johan Elmander and Anders Svensson help Sweden come from behind to beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 in Dublin.

Anders Svensson scored the winner for Sweden in a 2-1 World Cup qualifying triumph over the Republic of Ireland on Friday evening.

Ireland started the game well, with Glenn Whelan coming close to an opening goal when he dragged his shot wide from the edge of the box.

Robbie Keane gave his side the lead in the 22nd minute when he took advantage of some poor defending to power the ball in from close range after striking the post with his first effort at goal.

Robbie Keane of Republic of Ireland scores his goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group C match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Aviva Stadium on September 6, 2013© Getty Images

The home side's lead lasted for just over 10 minutes, as Sweden found an equaliser following an extended spell of pressure when Johan Elmander headed Mikael Lustig's cross past David Forde.

Ireland had an opportunity to regain the lead just before the break but Jonathan Walters failed to hit the target with a dipping volley.

Winger James McClean was close to handing his side the lead for the second time just after the interval but Andreas Isaksson reacted well to push a low shot away from goal.

Sweden scored the vital goal in the 57th minute when Zlatan Ibrahimovic released Anders Svensson, who made no mistake with a drilled effort past Forde in the Ireland goal.

The home side had a great opportunity to pull a goal back as the game entered its final stages but Shane Long chose to shoot instead of pick out Keane and the West Bromwich Albion forward was left to regret his selfish decision.

Ireland continued to push for an equaliser but the Swedish defence managed to hold firm and secure an impressive away victory.

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Republic of Ireland's Manager Giovanni Trapattoni before the start of the match with Georgia during a International friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on June 2, 2013
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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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