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England’s next generation offers cause for optimism, Euro 2016 will be better for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Syria are creating a remarkable story The average age of Roy Hodgson’s starting line-up against France was 24 years and 113 days. That is the youngest it has been under Hodgson and the numb

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic on target as Sweden qualify with draw in Denmark

• Denmark 2-2 Sweden (Sweden win 4-3 on aggregate) • Poulsen 81, Vestergaard 90; Ibrahimovic 19 76 Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in spectacular style as Sweden clinched qualification for Euro 2016 in Copenhagen on Tuesday with a 4-3 win on aggregate over Denmark, who mounted a late rally on th

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Denmark v Sweden: Euro 2016 playoff – as it happened

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two superb goals to send Sweden to Euro 2016 at Denmark’s expense despite a spirited late rally from the home side that brought parity on the night 9.39pm GMT Two pieces of brilliance from Zlatan Ibrahimovic did the damage, and Sweden deserved that even if they had that

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Denmark v Sweden: top five meetings – video

Sweden take a 2-1 lead in to the second leg of the Euro 2016 play-off against Denmark in Copenhagen on Tuesday – but it’s not the first time the two rivals have faced each other needing a win to qualify for a major tournament. Here are the five best Denmark v Sweden games in what seems like a

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic offers sympathy to Paris after Sweden play-off win

• Paris Saint-Germain striker ‘stands behind’ those killed in attacks • Morten Olsen backs Denmark to overturn 2-1 deficit from first leg Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed his sympathies for fellow Parisians after the attacks that left more than 130 dead , hundreds injured and the city trauma

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Sweden 2-1 Denmark: Euro 2016 qualifying – as it happened

All to play for in Tuesday’s second leg after Sweden beat Denmark 2-1 in an entertaining game in Stockholm 9.44pm GMT Well, that was a very enjoyable game. Denmark were disappointing for an hour, 70 minutes, but then Sweden got nervous. Denmark pushed them back, got a cheap goal from a corner, an

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Zlatan v Lord Bendtner: big egos clash as Sweden take on Denmark

As the two confidence-fuelled strikers prepare to go head to head in their Euro 2016 play-off on Saturday night we look at how they are seen in Scandinavia and why their careers took such different paths Monday night, Stockholm. A tall figure with a ponytail and a goatee makes his way on to the…

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