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Swedes pay for selection mistake

Published: Monday 8 September 2003, 17.02CET
UEFA has handed San Marino a default win against Sweden in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Published: Monday 8 September 2003, 17.02CET

Swedes pay for selection mistake

UEFA has handed San Marino a default win against Sweden in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Sweden's 6-0 defeat of San Marino in Friday's UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 4 qualifier has been annulled and the Sammarinese handed a 3-0 default win instead.

Suspended players
UEFA's control and disciplinary stripped Sweden of the three points and fined the Swedish Football Association €1,950 after two suspended players appeared in their squad, one of them playing and even scoring in the Group 4 match.

Ishizaki goal
Stefan Ishizaki played for 63 minutes and scored the fourth Swedish goal, while Haralampos appeared on the team sheet but was not fielded. Both players remain suspended for one match, which means they are not eligible to play against group leaders Poland on Tuesday.

Last updated: 08/09/03 18.54CET

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