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19 Jun 2012 22:17:11

Sweden upset France in final game

France drifted into the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 despite second-half goals in a 2-0 defeat from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sebastian Larsson providing a rousing Group D send-off for already-eliminated Sweden.

Laurent Blanc's men were second best throughout as they blew their big chance to emerge as group winners and in the end had England to thank for beating Ukraine and keeping them in the competition.

Ibrahimovic struck a sensational volley to give the proud Swedes a 54th-minute lead then Larsson lashed home the second in injury time much to the delight of the Swedish fans in Kiev. France will now face reigning champions Spain in the last eight.


PA

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