Friends Arena - Solna 11/06/2013 - 19:15CET (19:15 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Sweden - Faroe Islands
2-0
 

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Ibrahimović double gets Sweden past Faroes

Published: Tuesday 11 June 2013, 22.00CET
Ibrahimović double gets Sweden past Faroes
Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimović celebrates after scoring a late penalty ©AFP/Getty Images

Sweden are one of three teams locked on 11 points in a tight FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C after a double from captain Zlatan Ibrahimović‎ sank the Faroe Islands in Solna.

Suspensions and injuries forced coach Erik Hamrén into a raft of changes from the side beaten in Austria four days ago, with four players making their competitive debuts: Pär Hansson in goal, Per Nilsson and Pierre Bengtsson in defence, and Albin Ekdal in midfield. It was an old head that led the way, however, as Ibrahimović‎ – making his 90th appearance for his country – took the game by the scruff of the neck.

Match statistics

Sweden
Faroe Islands

2

Goals scored

0

18

Total attempts

2

7

Attempts on target

2

7

off target

0

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

1

4

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

3

1

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    87
    Klettskard (in) - Hansson (out) (Faroe Islands)
  • Substitution
    83
    J. Olsson (in) - Toivonen (out) (Sweden)
  • Goal
    82
    Ibrahimović (Sweden) scores from the penalty spot.
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Benjaminsen (Faroe Islands) is cautioned by the referee.

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