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Barrling reveals secret of Sweden's WU19 success

Published: Thursday 16 August 2012, 16.26CET
The 2012 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship was decided by slender margins and Sweden coach Calle Barrling reveals to UEFA.com the key to his side's triumph.

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Published: Thursday 16 August 2012, 16.26CET

Barrling reveals secret of Sweden's WU19 success

The 2012 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship was decided by slender margins and Sweden coach Calle Barrling reveals to UEFA.com the key to his side's triumph.

The 2012 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship in Antalya, Turkey, ended with a new name on the trophy – having begun without the most successful side in the tournament's history, four-time winners Germany. Fittingly, the team that knocked the holders out in qualifying went on to claim the title, with Sweden overcoming Spain in a tense final courtesy of Malin Diaz's extra-time clincher.

Triumphant coach Calle Barrling spoke to UEFA.com about the key ingredients in his side's campaign, saying: "I think we kept our minds fresh tactically. We were very brave, even when they [Spain] tried to take control of the game and push us hard. We had to defend very well and when we went forward we kept the ball."

To watch the full interview, including reaction from Spain coach Ángel Vilda, click on the video box above.

Last updated: 12/11/12 18.10CET

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