Sweden v England, 20 June 2006

Score2-2
RefereeMassimo Busacca
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group B
VenueRheinEnergie Stadion, Köln
Attendance45,000
KICK-OFF: 8.00pm BST

2  Sweden

Manager: Lars Lagerback

2  England

Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Goals:

Marcus Allback 51 G
Henrik Larsson 90 G

Goals:

Joe Cole 34 G
Steven Gerrard 85 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson
Defender/Centre back Teddy Lucic
Defender/Centre back Olof Mellberg (captain)
Defender/Left back Erik Edman
Midfielder Mattias Jonson
Midfielder Kim Kallstrom
Midfielder Tobias Linderoth
Midfielder Freddie Ljungberg
Forward Marcus Allback
Forward Henrik Larsson

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson
Defender/Centre back Rio Ferdinand
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Defender/Midfielder Jamie Carragher
Defender/Midfielder Owen Hargreaves
Defender/Left back Ashley Cole
Midfielder David Beckham (captain)
Midfielder Joe Cole
Midfielder Frank Lampard
Forward Michael Owen
Forward Wayne Rooney

Substitutions:

Christian Wilhelmsson for Mattias Jonson 54
Johann Elmander for Marcus Allback 74
Daniel Andersson for Tobias Linderoth 90

Substitutions:

Peter Crouch for Michael Owen 4
Sol Campbell for Sol Campbell 56
Steven Gerrard for Wayne Rooney 69

Cards:

Niclas Alexandersson 83 Y
Freddie Ljungberg 87 Y

Cards:

Owen Hargreaves 76 Y

On the bench:

Defender/Midfielder Daniel Andersson
Forward Johann Elmander

On the bench:

Defender/Centre back Sol Campbell
Midfielder Steven Gerrard
Forward Peter Crouch

Comments:

This result confirmed Sweden as runners-up of Group B and will meet hosts Germany in the Round of 16. Henrik Larsson's last minute equaliser retained Sweden's record of not being beat by England since 1968, a run of 12 games. He has now scored at three World Cup finals and joins Pele, Uwe Seeler, Diego Maradona, Michael Laudrup and Sami Al Jaber as the players to have scored at World Cups over a 12-year time span.

Comments:

This result confirmed England as winners of Group B and will meet Ecuador in the Round of 16. This draw brought to an end England's run of eight consecutive wins since losing a World Cup qualifier in Northern Ireland in September. Referee Massimo Busacca was also in charge of the game in Belfast. Rio Ferdinand was making his 50th appearance for England while today was Frank Lampard's 28th birthday.