Malmö New Stadium - Malmo 11/09/2012 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Sweden - Kazakhstan
2-0
 

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Sweden start with Kazakhstan win

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 23.14CET
Sweden 2-0 Kazakhstan
Erik Hamrén's team began their qualifying Group C bid in victorious fashion in Malmo thanks to goals from Rasmus Elm and Marcus Berg.
Sweden start with Kazakhstan win
Rasmus Elm is mobbed by his Sweden team-mates ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Sweden
Kazakhstan

2

Goals scored

0

15

Total attempts

2

4

Attempts on target

1

9

off target

0

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

1

0

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

6

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 23.14CET

Sweden start with Kazakhstan win

Sweden 2-0 Kazakhstan
Erik Hamrén's team began their qualifying Group C bid in victorious fashion in Malmo thanks to goals from Rasmus Elm and Marcus Berg.

Sweden commenced their bid to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a two-goal victory against Kazakhstan.

Rasmus Elm opened the scoring at the Malmö New Stadium with a 37th-minute volley. Although Erik Hamrén's team seldom looked like hitting top gear against opponents who lost 2-1 to the Republic of Ireland in their qualifying Group C opener on Friday, Marcus Berg made the points safe in added time.

Elm showed his intent early on with a volley that flew high over the crossbar. Openings were scarce thereafter and with Sweden looking increasingly frustrated, the PFC CSKA Moskva midfielder chanced his arm again eight minutes before half-time.

Sebastian Larsson and Zlatan Ibrahimović initiated the move that led to the opener. After the visitors temporarily cleared Ibrahimović's delivery, Mikael Lustig crossed for Elm, who found the net with a left-footed volley.

In control for much of the second half without giving the Kazakhstan defence much cause for alarm, Sweden received a scare of their own 12 minutes from time. Sent clear into the penalty area, Sergei Gridin was denied the chance to shoot by outrushing goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson.

Berg made the points safe in the last of four added minutes. Having set Ibrahimović away down the left, the substitute made his way into the penalty area to turn in the captain's low centre.

Last updated: 08/05/14 8.12CET

Related information

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

1Andreas Isaksson (GK)22Andrei Sidelnikov (GK)
2Mikael Lustig2Aleksandr Kirov
3Jonas Olsson3Aleksandr Kislitsyn
4Andreas Granqvist6Kairat Nurdauletov (C)
6Rasmus Elm
Goal37
Substitution64
8Anatoli Bogdanov
7Sebastian Larsson9Sergei Ostapenko
Substitution46
10Zlatan Ibrahimović (C)
Yellow Card75
15Heinrich Schmidtgal
11Johan Elmander
Yellow Card27
Substitution85
16Pavel Shabalin
Substitution84
16Pontus Wernbloom17Tanat Nusserbayev
Substitution68
17Behrang Safari19Viktor Dmitrenko
20Ola Toivonen
Substitution56
21Mikhail Rozhkov

Substitutes

23Pär Hansson (GK)1Aleksandr Mokin (GK)
8Anders Svensson
Substitution64
4Mukhtar Mukhtarov
13Adam Johansson5Mark Gurman
14Albin Ekdal7Ulan Konysbaev
15Mikael Antonsson10Marat Shakhmetov
Substitution46
Yellow Card65
18Samuel Holmén11Sergei Gridin
Substitution68
19Emir Bajrami
Substitution56
12Anton Tsirin (GK)
21Pierre Bengtsson14Bauyrzhan Islamkhan
Substitution84
22Marcus Berg
Substitution85
Goal90+4
18Dmitri Shomko
20Baurzhan Dzholchiyev

Coach

Erik Hamrén (SWE) Miroslav Beranek (CZE)

Referee

Serhiy Boiko (UKR)

Assistant referees

Volodymyr Volodin (UKR), Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)

Fourth official

Oleksandr Derdo (UKR)

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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