Sweden secure EURO qualification

Published: Wednesday 25 June 2008, 3.30CET
Republic of Ireland 0-5 Sweden
Sweden confirmed their place at UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ alongside Germany and hosts Finland.
Sweden secure EURO qualification
Victoria Svensson is set to play at another final tournament ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Republic of IrelandSweden

Goals scored0
5
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts0
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Wednesday 25 June 2008, 3.30CET

Sweden secure EURO qualification

Republic of Ireland 0-5 Sweden
Sweden confirmed their place at UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ alongside Germany and hosts Finland.

Sweden qualified for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ in Finland as Group 2 winners after a comfortable victory in the Republic of Ireland.

Perfect record
The win maintains Sweden's 100 per cent in the section after six games and they have yet to concede a goal either. Karolina Westberg opened the scoring in the 24th minute heading home a Sara Thunebro cross. Nine minutes later it was two as Victoria Svensson got away and lifted over on-rushing Ireland goalkeeper Emma Byrne. The visitors went into half-time three goals to the good after Josephine Öqvist finished from another Thunebro centre.

Play-off race
There was no further scoring until 16 minutes from time when Westberg got her second and substitute Lotta Schelin rounded off the triumph late on. Ireland will now finish third in the section and still have a chance of joining runners-up Italy in the play-offs. A point in Sweden on 1 October would considerably boost Ireland's hopes of being one of the four third-placed teams in the six groups with the best record against the top quartet.

Last updated: 25/06/08 23.59CET

Related information

Lineup

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Sweden

Sweden

1Emma Byrne (GK)18Nilla Fischer
2Marie Curtin14Josefine Öqvist
Goal28'
Substitution79'
11Stephanie Curtis
Substitution73'
13Frida Östberg
4Niamh Fahey3Stina Segerström
7Ciara Grant (C)
Yellow Card83'
15Therese Sjögran
3Alisha Moran11Victoria Sandell Svensson (C)
Goal23'
10Michelle O'Brien6Sara Thunebro
8Aine O'Gorman2Karolina Westberg
Goal18'
Goal73'
6Katie Taylor
Yellow Card59'
1Hedvig Lindahl (GK)
5Yvonne Tracy10Jessica Landström
Substitution60'
9Edel Malone5Lisa Dahlkvist
Substitution72'

Substitutes

12Sharon Boyle4Anna Paulson
17Susan Byrne8Lotta Schelin
Substitution60'
Goal86'
13Sonya Hughes16Linda Forsberg
Substitution72'
14Olivia Christin O'Toole
Substitution73'
9Therese Lundin
15Meabh De Burca17Johanna Almgren
Substitution79'
16Lynn Bradley (GK)12Kristin Hammarström (GK)
18Seana Cooke7Alexandra Nilsson

Coach

Noel King (IRL) Thomas Dennerby (SWE)

Referee

Claudine Brohet (BEL)

Assistant referees

Ella De Vries (BEL), Anne Cheron (BEL)

Fourth official

Hilda McDermott (IRL)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Republic of Ireland

    Republic of Ireland

    Next match womensworldcup: v Russia, 21 August 2010
  • Sweden

    Sweden

    Next match womensworldcup: v Czech Republic, 21 August 2010
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