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Hungary plot Sweden's downfall

Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 1.00CET
Hungary will look to peg Erik Hamrén's Sweden back in the battle for second place in Group E as third hosts second in a crucial UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier.
Hungary plot Sweden's downfall
Gergely Rudolf celebrates a goal for Hungary ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

HungarySweden

Goals scored22
 
31
Total attempts136
 
170
Attempts on target56
 
77
Attempts off target53
 
79
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
1
Corners49
 
64
Offsides31
 
24
Yellow cards21
 
12
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed146
 
122
Fouls suffered110
 
118
 
Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 1.00CET

Hungary plot Sweden's downfall

Hungary will look to peg Erik Hamrén's Sweden back in the battle for second place in Group E as third hosts second in a crucial UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier.

Hungary will look to peg Sweden back in the battle for second place in Group E as third hosts second in a crucial UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier.

• With the Netherlands yet to drop a point in first place, Sweden will look to secure second place in the section in Budapest; should they beat Hungary, they will be all but certain of a top-two finish. Should a win coincide with a draw between Finland and Moldova, Sweden will be sure of a play-off place.

• Back on 3 September 2010, Pontus Wernbloom scored his first two international goals against Hungary to ensure Erik Hamrén's Sweden got off to a winning start in Group E.

• Hungary's record in 41 matches against Sweden reads W15 D10 L16 (W11 D2 L6 in Budapest).

• Hungary have lost their last six games against Sweden and have not beaten them in seven outings since a 1-0 win in EURO' 96 qualifying on 26 April 1995.

• Sweden and Hungary met in UEFA European Championship qualifying ahead of EURO '96 and UEFA EURO 2004. In the EURO '96 qualifiers, Sweden won 2-0 at home and lost 1-0 in Budapest; for UEFA EURO 2004, the sides drew 1-1 in Solna before Sweden triumphed 1-0 away in the return fixture.

• The two rivals were also drawn together in qualifying for the last two World Cups, with Sweden winning all four fixtures, home and away.

• Their meetings in 2010 World Cup qualifying both ended in 2-1 wins for Sweden. Goals from Kim Källström and Samuel Holmén put Lars Lagerbäck's men on the road to success before Gergely Rudolf's late consolation in Solna, while an added-time winner from Zlatan Ibrahimović accounted for Erwin Koeman's charges in the return fixture.

• The sides first met on 20 June 1912 in Gothenburg, where they played out a 2-2 draw.

Last updated: 03/08/11 19.50CET

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