Astana Arena - Astana 10/09/2013 - 18:00CET (22:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Kazakhstan - Sweden
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Ibrahimović steers Sweden past Kazakhstan

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 21.00CET
Ibrahimović steers Sweden past Kazakhstan
Sweden celebrate their early goal in Kazakhstan ©AFP/Getty Images

Zlatan Ibrahimović struck in the first minute, but Sweden had to work hard to preserve their lead in Kazakhstan and keep up the pressure at the top end of FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C.

Kazakhstan kicked off the game in Astana and were swiftly back in the centre circle as Sweden made a slick start. Albin Ekdal supplied the ball for Ibrahimović, who got past his marker and sent a powerful low shot past Andrei Sidelnikov. However, if Erik Hamrén's side thought they were in for an easy night after that early breakthrough, they were very much mistaken.

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Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:29 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Kazakhstan
Sweden

0

Goals scored

1

5

Total attempts

16

3

Attempts on target

8

2

off target

6

3

blocked

7

0

against woodwork

1

5

Corners

7

2

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

7

7

Fouls suffered

7

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Schetkin (in) - Khizhnichenko (out) (Kazakhstan)
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Ekdal (Sweden) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    87
    Källström (in) - A. Svensson (out) (Sweden)
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Dmitrenko (Kazakhstan) is cautioned by the referee.

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