Dublin Arena - Dublin 06/09/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Republic of Ireland - Sweden
1-2
 

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Svensson's Sweden strikes to beat Ireland

Published: Friday 6 September 2013, 22.00CET
Svensson's Sweden strikes to beat Ireland
Sweden celebrate victory in Dublin ©Getty Images

Anders Svensson scored perhaps the most important goal of his 143-cap internationl to give Erik Hamrén's Sweden a vital win in the Republic of Ireland.

Ireland, playing in front of a capacity crowd at the Dublin Arena for the first time since the stadium was opened in 2010, took the lead on 22 minutes through Robbie Keane. But Johan Elmander soon equalised and the 37-year-old Svensson struck 12 minutes after half-time to take Sweden three points ahead of Ireland, and Austria, in the race for Group C second place.

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Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:07 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Republic of Ireland
Sweden

1

Goals scored

2

12

Total attempts

12

4

Attempts on target

4

6

off target

5

3

blocked

2

2

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

3

1

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

8

6

Fouls suffered

16

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    J. Olsson (in) - Elmander (out) (Sweden)
  • Yellow Card
    81
    Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • Substitution
    74
    Pilkington (in) - McClean (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • Substitution
    68
    Cox (in) - Walters (out) (Republic of Ireland)

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