Tórsvøllur - Torshavn 12/10/2012 - 18:00CET (17:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Faroe Islands - Sweden
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Ibrahimović saves Sweden in Faroe Islands

Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 20.45CET
Faroe Islands 1-2 Sweden
Zlatan Ibrahimović scored the winning goal 15 minutes from time as Sweden came back from a goal down to earn victory in Torshavn.
by Sujay Dutt
Ibrahimović saves Sweden in Faroe Islands
Alexander Kacaniklic is congratulated on his equaliser ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Faroe Islands
Sweden

1

Goals scored

2

7

Total attempts

16

2

Attempts on target

9

3

off target

5

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

7

1

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

9

8

Fouls suffered

12

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 17:04 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
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Published: Friday 12 October 2012, 20.45CET

Ibrahimović saves Sweden in Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands 1-2 Sweden
Zlatan Ibrahimović scored the winning goal 15 minutes from time as Sweden came back from a goal down to earn victory in Torshavn.

Zlatan Ibrahimović maintained his fine form, scoring a 75th-minute winner to help Sweden come back from a goal down to beat Faroe Islands in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C.

Rógvi Baldvinsson had given the hosts a surprising 57th-minute lead, but stung into life, Sweden tied the scores through Alexander Kacaniklic before Ibrahimović hit his 11th goal of the season.

For much of the night, it looked as though inspired Faroe Islands goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen would keep Sweden at bay. He stood firm to deny two fierce Ibrahimović shots in the first half and was up to the task from Kim Källström's sweetly-struck left-footed effort shortly after the interval.

The Swedes' frustration then was nothing compared to when Baldvinsson opened the scoring for the Faroe Islands. Jonas Olsson's header only half-cleared a long throw-in, and Baldvinsson controlled the loose ball and drilled it low beyond Andreas Isaksson, who was playing his 100th international game.

Erik Hamrén's second-half substitutions turned the match Sweden's way. Kacaniklic and Anders Svensson entered the fray, and minutes later Svensson found Ibrahimović, who slid Kacaniklic in for the equaliser. Ibrahimović then got the winner, running onto Pontus Wernbloom's lobbed pass and, under pressure, powering the ball over the line from point-blank range.

Last updated: 08/05/14 7.35CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Sweden

Sweden

1Gunnar Nielsen (GK)1Andreas Isaksson (GK)
2Jónas Tór Naes2Mikael Lustig
3Pól Jóhannus Justinussen3Jonas Olsson
4Odmar Faerø4Andreas Granqvist
5Rógvi Baldvinsson
Goal57
5Martin Olsson
6Hallur Hansson
Yellow Card79
Substitution83
7Sebastian Larsson
7Fródi Benjaminsen
Yellow Card17
9Kim Källström
Substitution62
8Símun Samuelsen (C)10Zlatan Ibrahimović (C)
Goal75
9Daniel Udsen
Yellow Card22
Substitution85
16Pontus Wernbloom
Yellow Card45+2
10Christian Holst
Substitution71
21Christian Wilhelmsson
Substitution66
11Jóan Edmundsson22Mathias Ranégie
Substitution77

Substitutes

16Jákup Mikkelsen (GK)12Johan Dahlin (GK)
26Kristian Joensen (GK)23Pär Hansson (GK)
12Hjalgrím Elttør
Substitution85
6Rasmus Elm
13René Joensen8Anders Svensson
Substitution62
14Erling Jacobsen13Adam Johansson
17Arnbjørn Hansen
Substitution71
14Tobias Sana
18Súni Olsen
Substitution83
17Behrang Safari
21Gilli Sørensen18Samuel Holmén
19Alexander Kacaniklic
Goal65
Substitution66
20Marcus Berg
Substitution77

Coach

Lars Olsen (DEN) Erik Hamrén (SWE)

Referee

Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Christos Akrivos (GRE), Leonidas Vasileiadis (GRE)

Fourth official

Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

Legend:

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

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