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Thursday, 15th June 2006
Sweden Sneak The Win

Group B Match

Sweden vs Paraguay
Berlin

Previous Encounters:
Sweden and Paraguay have met twice before. Sweden lost the 2002 friendly in Stockholm (1:2) and drew with Paraguay in Curitiba (2:2), during the Brazil 1950 World Cup Finals; which was enough for them to qualify for the final round.

The Match:
With England already on six points, Sweden's win puts Paraguay out.

The first chance fell to Sweden in the 9th minute, when Kim Kallstrom had his shot pushed around for a corner by Aldo Bobadilla.

Once again, Sweden knocked up a lot of long balls and did a lot of running but had trouble producing anything productive.

Half-time: (0:0).

Just when it looked like Sweden were going to numb the world with another goaless draw, a cross from the right was headed back across the goalmouth, by substitute Marcus Allback, for Fredrik Ljungberg to head past Aldo Bobadilla; two minutes from time.

The Swedish bench celebrated as if they'd just won the World Cup Final, while the Paraquayans knew their World Cup dreams were over.

Sweden now need a point against England to be sure of qualification, or for Trinidad & Tobago to lose or draw against Paraguay.

Final Score:
Sweden 1 - Paraguay 0

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
Fredrik Ljungberg (89)

Teams

Sweden: (Captain Olof Mellberg)
1 Andreas Isaksson; 3 Olof Mellberg, 4 Teddy Lucic, 5 Erik Edman; 6 Tobias Linderoth, 7 Niclas Alexandersson, 9 Fredrik Ljungberg, 16 Kim Kallstrom, 21 Christian Wilhelmsson; 10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 11 Henrik Larsson.

Paraguay: (Captain Carlos Gamarra)
22 Aldo Bobadilla; 2 Jorge Nunez, 4 Carlos Gamarra, 5 Julio Cesar Caceres, 21 Denis Caniza; 6 Carlos Bonet, 10 Roberto Acuna, 13 Carlos Paredes, 16 Cristian Riveros; 9 Roque Santa Cruz, 18 Nelson Valdez

Referee:
Lubos Michel (Slovakia)

Substitutions Substitutions:
46 Mins (Sweden) - 20 Marcus Allback in for 10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
62 Mins (Paraguay) - 19 Julio Dos Santos on for 16 Cristian Riveros
63 Mins (Paraguay) - 20 Dante Lopez on for 9 Roque Santa Cruz
68 Mins (Sweden) - 18 Mattias Jonson  on for 21 Christian Wilhelmsson
81 Mins (Paraguay) - 8 Edgar Barreto on for 6 Carlos Bonet
86 Mins (Sweden) - 17 Johan Elmander on for 16 Kim Kallstrom

Yellow Cards 7 Yellow Cards:
3 Mins - Denis Caniza (Paraguay)
14 Mins - Tobias Linderoth (Sweden)
48 Mins - Teddy Lucic (Sweden)
51 Mins - Roberto Acuna (Paraguay)
60 Mins - Marcus Allback (Sweden)
74 Mins - Carlos Paredes (Paraguay)
85 Mins - Edgar Barreto (Paraguay)

Red Cards 0 Red Cards.

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Friday, 9th June
Germany vs Costa Rica
Poland vs Ecuador

Saturday 10th June
Argentina vs Ivory Coast
England vs Paraguay
Trinidad vs Sweden

Sunday 11th June
Angola vs Portugal
Mexico vs Iran
Serbia vs Holland

Monday 12th June
Australia vs Japan
Italy vs Ghana
USA vs Czech Republic

Tuesday 13th June
Brazil vs Croatia
France vs Switzerland
South Korea vs Togo

Wednesday 14th June
Germany vs Poland
Spain vs Ukraine
Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia

Thursday 15th June
Ecuador vs Costa Rica
England vs Trinidad
Sweden vs Paraguay

Friday 16th June
Argentina vs Serbia
Holland vs Ivory Coast
Mexico vs Angola

Saturday 17th June
Czech Republic vs Ghana
Italy vs USA
Portugal vs Iran

Sunday 18th June
Brazil vs Australia
France vs South Korea
Japan vs Croatia

Monday 19th June
Saudi Arabia vs Ukraine
Spain vs Tunisia
Togo vs Switzerland

Tuesday 20th June
Costa Rica vs Poland
Ecuador vs Germany
Paraguay vs Trinidad
Sweden vs England

Wednesday 21st June
Holland vs Argentina
Iran vs Angola
Ivory Coast vs Serbia
Portugal vs Mexico

Thursday 22nd June
Croatia vs Australia
Czech Republic vs Italy
Ghana vs USA
Japan vs Brazil

Friday 23rd June
Saudi Arabia vs Spain
Switzerland vs South Korea
Togo vs France
Ukraine vs Tunisia

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Teams by Group

Group A
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Germany
Poland

Group B
England
Paraguay
Sweden
Trinidad and Tobago

Group C
Argentina
Côte d'Ivoire
Holland
Serbia and Montenegro

Group D
Angola
Iran
Mexico
Portugal

Group E
Czech Republic
Ghana
Italy
USA

Group F
Australia
Brazil
Croatia
Japan

Group G
France
South Korea
Switzerland
Togo

Group H
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Tunisia
Ukraine

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