Friday September 6, 2013 1st Round: Group C Finished Aviva Stadium

Republic of Ireland 1 - 2 Sweden

  • Keane 21’
  • Elmander 33’
  • Svensson 57’

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  1. World Cup - Sweden come from behind to beat Ireland

    World Cup - Sweden come from behind to beat Ireland

    Sweden dealt a blow to Ireland's World Cup hopes with a 2-1 success at the Aviva Stadium. More

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    Time:90'
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Sweden
    • 90+4' That is the final whistle at the Aviva, and it is Ireland 1-2 Sweden. That may well be the end of Ireland's Brazil 2014 hopes. Ireland are still on 11 points, but Sweden are now on 14 points, with three games to play,
    • 90+3' Whelan lofts a ball into the box and it is easy for Isaksson to catch.
    • 90+2' Richard Dunne has been sent up front now.
    • 90+1' Elmander takes the ball into the corner flag after a Zlatan break. Jonas Olsson comes on for Elmander.
    • 90' Three minutes of added on time.
    • 89' Ireland are still hoofing it into the area.
    • 88' Pilkington gives away a needless free kick when running into Elmander, just when Ireland had a little momentum.
    • 87' Martin Olsson clears from Long, then Keane is just unable to get onto Long's cushioned header into the area.
    • 86' Coleman does well down the right by Antonsson heads away the Everton player's dink into the six yard box.
    • 85' Pilkington loses the ball and Zlatan gets into the area, but Dunne does well and wins a goal kick too.
    • 84' Forde easily catches Larsson's free-kick from the left.
    • 83' Long gives the ball to Elmander, who is fouled by Coleman and Dunne 40 yards from goal.
    • 82' Wilson loses the ball in midfield, and after a break from Larsson and Elmander, Coleman hacks away for a corner.
    • 81' Long drives in a low ball from the right but Nilsson clears from Keane.
    • 80' Whelan is late on Kacaniklic and gets a yellow card.
    • 79' Pilkington overhits a pass to Coleman in space down the right - Ireland's passing needs to be crisper and more composed.
    • 77' Play still delayed as Isaksson waits to take a free-kick, but we are back up and running. 12 minutes to go.
    • 75' A pitch invader - just what we need. He's quick and slippery too- get him up front with Long and Keane.
    • 74' Pilkington, by the way, looks ridiculous with his sculpted beard and blond highlights. The Irish like their footballers spud-faced.
    • 73' Pilkington replaces McClean, and the Norwich player's corner is headed over by O'Shea.
    • 73' Long gets the ball after a great tackle by O'Shea, but he tarries too long and fails to find Keane, who was screaming for a low ball at the far post.
    • 72' Anthony Pilkington is coming on for Ireland.
    • 71' Wilson's high ball into the box from the left loops over Dunne in the area and out for a goal-kick.
    • 70' Wilson tries to thread a ball throw to Long but the ball is intercepted.
    • 69' There is no artistry, no attempt to pass the ball by Ireland. They are hopefully hoofing the ball into the box now.
    • 67' The Ireland fans are grumbling at that substitution - Trap might as well have bought Paul Green on.
    • 66' Anders Svensson comes off to be replaced by Pontus Werbloom. Wes Hoolahan can only look on...Cox on for Walters on the right wing.
    • 65' A change for Ireland - Simon Cox is coming on.
    • 64' Elmander has a shot form outside the area after more good work from Svensson, but Forde easily saves.
    • 63' Lustig comes off, limping slightly, and Adam Johansson comes on.
    • 62' Ireland are still tight to the ball and harrying, but Elmander almost sets up Kacaniklic in the box. Forde is out again to clear.
    • 61' Walters and Keane are in the area for the second ball but Walters is offside.
    • 60' McClean is back on the left and wins a corner off Lustig.
    • 59' There was a yellow card earlier for Ekdal for a foul on Long.
    • 58' Ireland look shellshocked, and Ibra is running things dropping off 30 yards from goal.
    • 57' GOAL: Ireland 1-2 SWEDEN. Ibrahimovic sets up Svensson down the left channel and the 37-year-old beats Forde at his near post.
    • 56' Ibrahimovic finds room in the centre and releases Larsson with a finely-weighted pass, but Forde is out quickly to smother at the feet of Larsson.
    • 55' Coleman's wonderful cross from the right is cleared.
    • 54' Some good news for Ireland and Sweden is that Germany are beating Austria 2-0.
    • 54' McClean's free-kick is straight at the wall.
    • 53' Lustig holds onto Walters and it is a free-kick to Ireland 25 yards from goal.
    • 52' A speculative shot from McClean from 35 yards is well wide.
    • 51' All of Ireland's attacking threat is coming through the centre. Long sets up McClean on the right but Isaksson easily saves his left foot shot.
    • 50' Zlatan is moaning at the referee. The Great One may be getting frustrated.
    • 50' Long wins another header, but Lustig does well to get to the ball ahead of Walters.
    • 49' Wilson's throw from the left is cleared, and Sweden have possession.
    • 48' Olsson crosses from the left and Elmander shoots wide at the near post. That came from Coleman messing around and trying to nutmeg Kacaniklic on the edge of his own area.
    • 47' Head tennis outside the Sweden area, but Elmander clears. Walters has started on the left, with McClean on the right.
    • 46' Ireland kick off the second half - there are no changes on either side.
    • 45+1' That is half-time, and it is Ireland 1-1 Sweden. A bright start from the Irish, but the visitors looked brighter in the final 15 minutes of the half.
    • 45' One minute of added on time.
    • 45' Elmander gets a knee in the back and complains to referee Damir Skomina. The official waves the Norwich player away.
    • 44' McCarthy sets up Walters but the Stoke player's shot is well over when Coleman is well placed.
    • 43' Antonsson hangs over Long and Ireland win the free-kick, but Whelan's free-kick is cleared by Antonsson.
    • 42' Elmander threads a path into the left channel towards Larsson, but Forde clears up.
    • 41' At the other end, Zlatan is lazily caught offside running back to the halfway line.
    • 40' Long heads on Forde's kick, but Keane's shot from the edge of the area is charged down by Antonsson.
    • 39' Wilson trips Larsson on the right touchline. Ireland are in danger of losing their discipline. Sweden have had 78% possession in the last five minutes.
    • 38' O'Shea charges down an Elmander snap shot from the edge of the area.
    • 37' A late and silly foul on Zlatan, and Richard Dunne gets a yellow card.
    • 36' Wilson bombs up and wins a corner from Larsson. McClean makes a mess of the short corner and concedes a foul on Larsson.
    • 35' It is all Sweden now. They are exploiting the wings brilliantly.
    • 34' Dunne clears at full stretch Larsson's cross from the right under pressure from Zlatan.
    • 33' GOAL: Ireland 1-1 SWEDEN. Larsson gets the ball on the right flank and sets up Lustig, and Elmander gets in front of Dunne to head the cross past Forde.
    • 32' McCarthy climbs over Larsson and it is a free-kick 40 yards from goal.
    • 31' Nilsson hits the ball long as Zlatan goes short. Zlatan is not impressed.
    • 30' Ibra crosses from the left, and Larsson is COMPLETELY umarked but he heads wide from six yards!
    • 29' Antonsson clears a McClean cross from the left. A corner to Ireland, but Larsson clears.
    • 28' Long is back on - it maybe just a gash from a studmark. Conor Sammon is warming up.
    • 27' Long pulled up when kicking the ball on that chance - that could be a hamstring injury. That is a real problem for Ireland.
    • 26' Long gets free down the left and goes into the box, but Antonsson clears.
    • 25' Nilsson clears another McClean cross from the left, and it is another Ireland corner. It comes out to Whelan, who shoots well wide.
    • 24' Nilsson clears under pressure from Long and it is a corner to Ireland, but it is over the head of O'Shea.
    • 23' Elmander tries a snapshot in the Ireland box but Forde is down to save.
    • 22' GOAL: Robbie Keane scores goal number 60 for Ireland. Long's header is not dealt with by Lustig, and Keane gets a foot on the ball as he goes in with Isaksson. He is brave and crunched, but he gets up and scores from the angle after the ball hits the post.
    • 20' McClean takes on and beats Lustig, and his deep cross hits the top of the crossbar after catching the wind.
    • 19' Keane is unable to control Wilson's throw from the left, and Lustig clears.
    • 18' There is a little rain around Dublin tonight, after a dry day in the Irish capital.
    • 17' Forde back to normal with another terrible kick, but Whelan helps the ball on.
    • 16' Seb Larsson's corner from the right evades Ekdal in the centre, and Zlatan at the far post sidefoots into the side netting.
    • 15' Zlatan steps off Wilson and controls the ball with his chest, but Wilson recovers to block.
    • 14' Long over eager down the right and he fouls Per Nilsson.
    • 13' McClean sets up Walters 30 yards of goal, after O'Shea's tackle on Zlatan. But the Stoke midfielder's shot is wide and without power.
    • 12' Marc Wilson's cross from the left is headed away by Antonsson. When he gets a second chance, Wilson's cross is poor.
    • 11' David Forde clears a ball over the halfway line...kicking would not be the Millwall goalkeeper's strong point...
    • 10' Coleman clears under pressure from Kacaniklic, then Long fouls Olsson as the ball is cleared up the pitch.
    • 9' But Zlatan's free-kick hits Long in the wall and Ireland clear.
    • 8' Jon Walters pulls down Martin Olsson on the edge of the area...
    • 7' Ireland look sharp, but Whelan's shot after Dunne's long ball is straight at Andreas Isaksson in the Sweden goal.
    • 6' Whelan shoots wide after the ball drops to him on the edge of the area, after McClean's cross from the left is kept alive by Long and then Keane.
    • 5' Some pinball in midfield but Keane is just unable to get the ball to Walters in space on the right. This is bright so far from Ireland.
    • 4' John O'Shea commits a foul on Elmander 40 yards from goal. Coleman in the wall charges down Zlatan's free-kick.
    • 3' McClean wins the ball in midfield but Whelan commits the foul on Alex Kacaniklic on the edge of the Sweden boss and the Ireland impetus is lost.
    • 2' Long has a shot charged down by Martin Olsson after Dunne heads Coleman's free-kick across goal.
    • 1' Sweden kick off, kicking towards the Ireland supporters. Richard Dunne is immediately in the action.
    • 19:44 Nadia Forde is rather destroying the Irish national anthem. I think she thinks she is at the Super Bowl. It is way too slow - the crowd are singing it at their own pace.
    • 19:40 Norwich new boy Johan Elmander is fit after missing the scoreless draw in Stockholm in March, and he will partner Zlatan up front for Sweden. That means no place up front for Tobias Hysen, who had a dreadful night in front of goal that night.
    • 19:38 It is 12 years since Ireland have beaten a top side in a competitive game, when Jason McAteer scored the goal that sunk the Netherlands ahead of the 2002 World Cup.
    • 19:37 It is two years to the day since Richard Dunne's man-of-the-match performance against Russia in Moscow that helped Ireland qualify for Euro 2012. This is Dunne's first competitive game for Ireland since Euro 2012.
    • 19:35 The first meeting with Sweden in April ended in a goalless draw, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic well marshalled by the Ireland defenders. However, Ireland will need to be more positive at home than they were in Stockholm, and that may open up gaps at the back.
    • 19:30 Experienced midfielder Kim Kallstrom does not make the starting line-up for Sweden, despite a recall to the squad from manager manager Erik Hamren. The 31-year-old has not been a regular at club side Spartak Moscow.
    • 19:25 Ireland skipper Keane says Seamus Coleman could be a great attacking threat down the right flank. "As a striker you always see him. If the ball comes in to me in that hole, you always see him on the overlap. He’s one of those players who likes to get to the touchline and get his crosses in," he said.
    • 19:20 There will be a full house at the Aviva Stadium, with 5,600 Swedish fans in the 51, 000 capacity stadium.
    • 19:15 IRELAND: Forde, Coleman, Dunne, O'Shea, Wilson; Walters, McCarthy, Whelan, McClean, Keane, Long. Subs...Westwood, Brady, Clark, O'Dea, Green, McShane, Pilkington, Cox, Hoolahan, Sammon, Cunningham, Randolph.///SWEDEN: Isaksson, Lustig, Antonsson, Nilsson, Olsson, Svensson, Ekdal, Larsson, Kacaniklic, Ibrahimovic, Elmander. Subs...Nordfeldt, Jonas Olsson, Kallstrom, Hysen, Jansson, Wernbloom, Pierre Bengtsson, Johansson, Toivonen, Durmaz, Zengin, Wiland.
    • 19:05 Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni, as usual, selected his side the day before the match. The veteran Italian has gone for a 4-4-2 line-up, with Richard Dunne and John O'Shea at the heart of defence and captain Robbie Keane and Shane Long up front.
    • 19:00 With Germany five points ahead, it is a three-way fight for second place. Ireland, Sweden and Austria all sit on 11 points from six games played - each have three wins, two draws and one defeat.
    • 18:55 Hello and welcome to Eurosport/Yahoo's coverage of the World Cup Group C qualifier between Ireland and Sweden at Aviva Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 59' There was a yellow card earlier for Ekdal for a foul on Long.
    • 57' GOAL: Ireland 1-2 SWEDEN. Ibrahimovic sets up Svensson down the left channel and the 37-year-old beats Forde at his near post.
    • 37' A late and silly foul on Zlatan, and Richard Dunne gets a yellow card.
    • 33' GOAL: Ireland 1-1 SWEDEN. Larsson gets the ball on the right flank and sets up Lustig, and Elmander gets in front of Dunne to head the cross past Forde.
    • 22' GOAL: Robbie Keane scores goal number 60 for Ireland. Long's header is not dealt with by Lustig, and Keane gets a foot on the ball as he goes in with Isaksson. He is brave and crunched, but he gets up and scores from the angle after the ball hits the post.
    • 19:15 IRELAND: Forde, Coleman, Dunne, O'Shea, Wilson; Walters, McCarthy, Whelan, McClean, Keane, Long. Subs...Westwood, Brady, Clark, O'Dea, Green, McShane, Pilkington, Cox, Hoolahan, Sammon, Cunningham, Randolph.///SWEDEN: Isaksson, Lustig, Antonsson, Nilsson, Olsson, Svensson, Ekdal, Larsson, Kacaniklic, Ibrahimovic, Elmander. Subs...Nordfeldt, Jonas Olsson, Kallstrom, Hysen, Jansson, Wernbloom, Pierre Bengtsson, Johansson, Toivonen, Durmaz, Zengin, Wiland.

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  1. Absolute S**t Go home and stay there Trappatoni

    From andrewo, on Fri 6 Sep 21:51
  2. I suppose it's best we lose too many long balls not­ good enough for the WC. Bye Trap.

    From Convey, on Fri 6 Sep 21:11
  3. Ffs we are shocking, N.Ireland beat Russia and are­ beating Portugal at the moment, and we haven't­ beaten anyone of note since Holland in 2001.

    From Icantsplel, on Fri 6 Sep 21:10
  4. this game has been very sad at the moment, with a first­ half full of fouls, and two lucky miss's from­ Sweeden.

    From , on Fri 6 Sep 20:55
  5. hey i want look this math

    From nobel, on Fri 6 Sep 20:29
  6. hey i need look this math

    From nobel, on Fri 6 Sep 20:26
  7. Go Eire...Go

    From Anderson, on Fri 6 Sep 20:12
  8. willya score a goal already.....ireland

    From NSG, on Fri 6 Sep 20:01
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    c'mon Sweden stuff the oirish

    From Chris, on Fri 6 Sep 19:05
  10. We're better away than at home, yet we could only­ muster a 0-0 draw against Sweden, at home we are awful­ 2-0 to Sweden if we look at things realistically.

    From Convey, on Fri 6 Sep 18:51
  11. Come on Ireland a very tough game for us tonight, if we­ keep it tight in defence then maybe can nick this one­ 2-1 with a packed home crowd who knows. C. O. Y. B. I.­ G.

    From kevin, on Fri 6 Sep 15:59
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