Watch Live Euro 2012: Sweden v England

Euro 2012: Sweden v England
Venue: Olympic Stadium, Kiev; Date: Friday, 15 June; Kick-off: 19:45 BST

Roy Hodgson is ready to recall Andy Carroll as England go for goals and a crucial Euro 2012 victory when they face Sweden in Kiev on Friday.

Sweden v England Head-to-head:

  • England have never beaten Sweden in seven previous competitive meetings. No country has ever stayed unbeaten in eight against England.
  • The injured Gareth Barry headed England's winner in a Wembley friendly last November as the Three Lions beat Sweden for the first time since 1968.
  • Four of the last six meetings have ended level, including each of the last three competitive games.


  • Sweden have lost their last three European Championship finals matches - their worst run of defeats in tournament history.
  • The Swedes have scored in all 11 competitive matches under Erik Hamren's management.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored in each of Sweden's last four matches. The last player to score in five successive matches for the Swedes was Henrik Larsson back in 2001.
  • Ibrahimovic's goal against Ukraine meant he became the fifth player to score at three different European Championships: after Jurgen Klinsmann, Vladimir Smicer, Thierry Henry and Nuno Gomes.


  • England have failed to score more than once in their last seven matches at major tournaments - since a 2-2 World Cup draw with Sweden in 2006 when Joe Cole and Steven Gerrard both scored.
  • They have won their last four matches at a major tournament on 15 June without conceding a goal, including the Paul Gascoigne-inspired 2-0 win over Scotland at Euro 1996.
  • However, they have twice lost on this date in European Championship history, including the 3-1 defeat by the Netherlands in 1988.
  • England made the lowest percentage of passes (51%) in the opposition half of any team in the first round of group games.
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